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After shaving, anti-aging, with organic ingredients, for the feet… Lotions are many. They compose the skincare world, which has been growing in recent years. More consumers look for the benefits of products that promise to enhance well-being and self-care. Whether you want to help prevent wrinkles, provide vitamins or just hydrate your consumers’ skin, get your formula and select lotion making equipment to get started.
Which lotion equipment do you need?
Cost-effective homogenizing and emulsifying system
Manufacturers of cosmetic products need mixing equipment that is capabl…
Cosmetic cream filler
From thin liquid baby oils and perfumes to thicker lotions and creams for hair and skincare, cosmetic pr…
Combined wraparound and shrink-wrap packer
With a combined system you can help free up valuable real-estate, optimize your …
Automatic palletizer with 90 degrees infeed
With the end of line machinery playing an increasingly strategic role, you need…
Empty bottle shape, colour and size sorting system
Accurate bottle sorting system that differentiates between the bottles …
High-end empty bottle inspection system
If you are looking for a system with empty bottle inspection; base, residual liquid,…
High-precision X-ray fill level controller
High-speed, high precision X-ray system to inspect containers that are difficult…
Pilot dispersing machine for testing and scale-up
Innovators in process development need laboratory equipment that helps t…
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Water and oil proportions in lotions vs creams
Water is the main ingredient in lotions, and it is what differentiates this product from creams, which usually contain a 50-50 ratio of water and oil. The massive presence of water is what makes it easier for the skin to absorb the product. This means that lotions go better with oily skin, and creams, with dry skin. Either way, water and oil don’t mix easily, and conventional agitators may not provide the homogenized result consumers look for.
How to properly homogenize ingredients and keep their properties
Apart from the water and oily phases, active ingredients are the key to delivering the benefits consumers seek in lotions. These are components like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, retinol or salicylic acid, for instance, which are present for the specific product’s purpose. Mixing is an essential step to create a stable emulsion and allow all ingredients to accommodate properly. Homogenizers and other types of lotion making equipment help reduce particle sizes and create the right consistency for lotions. Using emulsifier also help, as they bind to both water and oil due to their polar and nonpolar characteristics.
Manufacturing vegan (indeed) lotions
A big debate in the skincare industry is animal testing, as more consumers look for products that are cruelty-free. While some brands claim to be that, they are sometimes part of companies that need to test products on animals as some countries still require that, for some products. One example is China when it comes to “special cosmetics” like sunscreen or hair dye, and infant and children products. Lotions are out of this scope, considered “general cosmetics” and don’t need to go through animal testing in the country.
Manufacturers aiming to assure their consumers that their products are indeed animal-friendly should seek the Leaping Bunny Logo. The Leaping Bunny Program is an international standard established by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), which defines general parameters on what is (definitely) cruelty-free.