New cosmetic ingredient

ssdcssdc Member
edited July 2014 in Formulating
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I am looking to synthesis a new and green emollient for color cosmetic, but I have no idea where to begin as I am new to the industry. As for now I am reading some article from personal care magazine and Cosmetic and toiletries.

Can somebody help me

Thanks

Comments

  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    "Synthesize" and "green" are two concepts that do not work together at all. Nothing synthetically produced will ever be considered "green"
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • Chemist77Chemist77 Member, PCF student
    @Bobz great input.
  • ssdcssdc Member
    what i meant was to have a natural alcohol and a natural acid, then react to form a natural ester. Any suggestions?
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    What kind of suggestions are you looking for?  You want us to tell you what natural alcohol and acid to use?  Have you researched the current marketplace to see what is already available?
  • ssdcssdc Member
    suggestions as in where should i start searching for a brand new molecule
    thanks
  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    I would strongly recommend talking to cosmetic chemists in a variety of places - LinkedIn for example - before moving ahead with this. I think that the demand for yet another new, green emollient is  near zero, if it exists at all.

    My opinion is that there is much more of a market for green, natural surfactants than there is for emollients. Look at the vast number of emollients that Croda offers, for example.

    Surfactants accepted/certified as natural are few and far between. Look at what's available here, for instance:

    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    I'd have to agree with @bobzchemist - I don't think the cosmetic industry needs another emollient.
  • ssdcssdc Member
    thank you so much
  • Hi
    i noticed in local whitening cream there is use of metal which harms the skin.Is there any whitening agent which whites the skin in a week???
  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    No
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
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