Did you know that in the 30s, cosmetic creams that contained radioactive material were booming on the market because they promised to reduce wrinkles? Thank God that’s no longer the case. To make a cosmetic cream today, you need to create a stable mixture of oil and water and add an emulsifier to join these otherwise immiscible substances.
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Producing cosmetic creams involves two major stages. The first is the independent mixture of water and oil-soluble ingredients, while the second involves the combination of the two in a homogenizer for a uniform emulsion. The first stage typically utilizes elevated temperatures to facilitate even dispersion of constituents.
The combination phase permits the addition of more heat-sensitive elements, such as essential oils, and requires a slower, more delicate homogenizing system to finesse the desired consistency and potency. Selecting effective cosmetic cream manufacturing equipment requires an understanding of the properties of your ingredients to optimize the time required from start to finish.
Employing emulsifiers for effortlessly incorporating elements
Emulsifiers are an essential inclusion in your body lotion formula. The beauty of emulsifiers is that the molecules contain an aspect for binding to both polar substances, like water, and nonpolar substances, like oil. As a result, oil in water suspensions will see tiny droplets of oil bound by emulsifiers and dispersed into water. This formulation leaves minimal residue when applied to the skin. Water in oil suspensions will naturally see the opposite.
These heavier creams are excellent for people with dryer skin needing greater skin barrier protection to maintain good moisturization. The oil will usually carry most of the active ingredients, and you can regulate the viscosity or thickness of the cream by the amount of water included. Preservatives are essential in preventing degradation, as microbes are keen to grow in any well-hydrated environment.
The incredible variety of cosmetic creams and their constituents
Cosmetic creams may differ in their constituents according to their desired effect and time of application. Day creams, for example, tend to be lighter and less prone to clogging up pores in the presence of pollutants. On the other hand, nights creams can be heavier in the absence of environmental irritants and provide an extended window to buffer and rejuvenate the skin. Care must be taken to consider the biochemical requirements of active ingredients to ensure optimal bioavailability.
Blocking blue light, an aging accelerator?
With the majority of industry moving indoors, and a growing understanding of the dangers of UV rays, people are ever more careful to protect themselves from the harsher habits of sunlight. Even so, another contender has taken its place as the most prevalent threat. Phones and laptops have become as ubiquitous as the air we breathe, and the blue light they produce may provoke undesirable consequences in those frequently exposed to it. Research has shown that blue light may lead to the loss of cell mass and even cell death, so modern cosmetic creams have begun to offer protection against such undesirable consequences. Blue light cosmetics typically invoke antioxidants and ingredients that preferentially block such wavelengths of light, so formulas including them must invariably take care to ensure they lose no potency during incorporation.