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An Introduction to Active Delivery Technologies George Deckner Active delivery technologies are ingredients or formulation approaches that improve stability and efficacy or reduce active irritation for consumers in a meaningful way. George Deckner describes 8 development principles, 9 active delivery system objective...view more Active delivery technologies are ingredients or formulation approaches that improve stability and efficacy or reduce active irritation for consumers in a meaningful way. George Deckner describes 8 development principles, 9 active delivery system objectives and 10 types of delivery technologies. view less
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Antioxidants: Powerful Skin Care Actives & Stabilizers George Deckner Antioxidants function by slowing or preventing the oxidation of the molecules by donating hydrogen to prevent free radical formation or by neutralizing existing ones. Industry expert, George Deckner, discusses the important of antioxidants in skin care fo...view more Antioxidants function by slowing or preventing the oxidation of the molecules by donating hydrogen to prevent free radical formation or by neutralizing existing ones. Industry expert, George Deckner, discusses the important of antioxidants in skin care formulations by explaining how they work, autoxidation, oxidative stress and skin aging and product stabilization. view less
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Botanical Anti-Inflammatory Agents George Deckner Botanical-based ingredients may be used to treat a broad variety of skin conditions such as itch and inflammation. In this article by personal care industry expert formulator George Decker, you'll learn about botanical anti-Inflammatory agents and how the...view more Botanical-based ingredients may be used to treat a broad variety of skin conditions such as itch and inflammation. In this article by personal care industry expert formulator George Decker, you'll learn about botanical anti-Inflammatory agents and how they may be used in personal care products. view less
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Carbomers: Overview, Resources & Materials George Deckner Industry expert George Deckner gives an overview of carbomers, which are high molecular weight crosslinked polymers of acrylic acid with molecular weights of up to 3 – 4 billion Daltons. Article includes background information on carbomers, as well as adv...view more Industry expert George Deckner gives an overview of carbomers, which are high molecular weight crosslinked polymers of acrylic acid with molecular weights of up to 3 – 4 billion Daltons. Article includes background information on carbomers, as well as advantages, formulating tips, key suppliers and recommended materials. view less
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Fatty Alcohol Basics George Deckner Get familiar with fatty alcohols in this industry expert article by veteran personal care formulator George Deckner. Article covers typical uses, chemical composition, natural and synthetic sources and processes and recommended suppliers. Describes the Zi...view more Get familiar with fatty alcohols in this industry expert article by veteran personal care formulator George Deckner. Article covers typical uses, chemical composition, natural and synthetic sources and processes and recommended suppliers. Describes the Ziegler process, Shell higher olefin process and Guerbet alcohols. view less
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Fumed Silica: A Multitasking Ingredient Technology George Deckner Fumed silica is a useful ingredient technology for formulators. In this article, George Deckner discusses its chemical makeup, suppliers and potential applications, including converting a liquid to a powder, stabilizing a water-in-oil emulsion, preventing...view more Fumed silica is a useful ingredient technology for formulators. In this article, George Deckner discusses its chemical makeup, suppliers and potential applications, including converting a liquid to a powder, stabilizing a water-in-oil emulsion, preventing caking, thickening oil and many others. view less
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Glycerin: A Significant Humectant George Deckner Glycerin is one of the most important and widely used ingredients in skin care formulations. It is a water-soluble, odorless, colorless, naturally-occurring humectant commonly used as a moisturizer, solvent, or lubricant. In this article, industry expert ...view more Glycerin is one of the most important and widely used ingredients in skin care formulations. It is a water-soluble, odorless, colorless, naturally-occurring humectant commonly used as a moisturizer, solvent, or lubricant. In this article, industry expert George Deckner discusses the 10 key benefits of glycerin. view less
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Humectants: Materials with Multiple Benefits George Deckner Humectants are important multifunctional ingredients found in most skin care formulations. They are defined as materials that can absorb or retain moisture. Humectants can provide numerous benefits such moisturization, exfoliation, potentiation of preserv...view more Humectants are important multifunctional ingredients found in most skin care formulations. They are defined as materials that can absorb or retain moisture. Humectants can provide numerous benefits such moisturization, exfoliation, potentiation of preservation activity and more. Read expert author George Deckner's article to learn about moisturizing humectants, antimicrobial potentiating humectants, humectant solvents and natural based humectants. view less
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Hyaluronic Acid: A Ubiquitous Biopolymer George Deckner Hyaluronic Acid also know as Sodium Hyaluronate is a ubiquitous biopolymer found in connective, epithelial, and neural mammalian tissues. In this exclusive article by expert George Deckner, he outlines its origin, history, and beneficial properties. Halur...view more Hyaluronic Acid also know as Sodium Hyaluronate is a ubiquitous biopolymer found in connective, epithelial, and neural mammalian tissues. In this exclusive article by expert George Deckner, he outlines its origin, history, and beneficial properties. Haluronic acid can be used in formulations to enhance moisture and elasticity in skin, reduce fine lines and improve Rosacea. view less
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Men’s Skincare: Male Skin Biology & Opportunities in a Hot Market George Deckner Men's skincare is a hot growing market. Learn about male skin biology, the differences between male and female skin as well as the increasing market opportunities in this article by personal care industry expert, George Deckner.
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Microemulsions Explained George Deckner The term “microemulsion” was first used by Schulman in 1959 to describe a multiphase system consisting of water, oil, surfactant and alcohol, which forms transparent solutions. MEs are thermodynamically stable micellar dispersions with a particle size of ...view more The term “microemulsion” was first used by Schulman in 1959 to describe a multiphase system consisting of water, oil, surfactant and alcohol, which forms transparent solutions. MEs are thermodynamically stable micellar dispersions with a particle size of 10-100 nm that instantly form with simple mixing. Read this article by industry expert, George Deckner, to learn more about microemulsions, the advantages and disadvantages, recommended surfactants/solvents and marketed microemulsion systems. view less
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Molecular Encapsulation Using Cyclodextrin George Deckner Personal care and cleaners expert formulator George Deckner discusses cyclodextrins, which are cyclic oligosaccharides used in foods, cosmetics, home care products and pharmaceuticals for active encapsulation and delivery, in this exclusive article. Types...view more Personal care and cleaners expert formulator George Deckner discusses cyclodextrins, which are cyclic oligosaccharides used in foods, cosmetics, home care products and pharmaceuticals for active encapsulation and delivery, in this exclusive article. Types, properties and applications of cyclodextrins, or CDs are discussed. view less
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Multitasking Emollients George Deckner Multitasking emollients are ingredients that can both improve skin feel and provide other significant benefits. In this article by expert formulator George Decker, you'll learn about emollients as moisturizing ingredients and solvents.
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Natural Based Thickeners George Deckner Natural based thickeners are either soluble, or swellable polymers that bind or immobilize water to create structure or viscosity. In this article by expert formulator George Decker, you'll learn about the different types of natural based thickeners and t...view more Natural based thickeners are either soluble, or swellable polymers that bind or immobilize water to create structure or viscosity. In this article by expert formulator George Decker, you'll learn about the different types of natural based thickeners and their characteristics as well as his product recommendations. view less
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Principles of Good Formulation Development George Deckner Expert author George Deckner discusses the steps to good formulation, from remembering to test stability to avoiding issues with patents. Some of the main ideas he covers are simplicity, using chelants and antioxidants, having multiple options, understand...view more Expert author George Deckner discusses the steps to good formulation, from remembering to test stability to avoiding issues with patents. Some of the main ideas he covers are simplicity, using chelants and antioxidants, having multiple options, understanding global regulations/restrictions, and more. view less
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Sensory Modifiers: Staples of the Formulator’s Toolbox Priscilla Taylor As the name implies, sensory modifiers are ingredients that affect the senses and are most often required to convert a negative aesthetic into a more pleasing consumer experience. Expert author, Priscilla Taylor, explains how sensory modifiers are essenti...view more As the name implies, sensory modifiers are ingredients that affect the senses and are most often required to convert a negative aesthetic into a more pleasing consumer experience. Expert author, Priscilla Taylor, explains how sensory modifiers are essential ingredients that are important in delivering a consumer-acceptable product and are represented by multiple chemical classes. view less
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Technology Highlights from NYSCC Supplier's Day 2016 George Deckner NYSCC Supplier’s Day 2016 was held at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison New Jersey. The show is the largest personal care ingredient trade show in the US and this year’s show had 378 global exhibitors with over 7,000 registered attendees...view more NYSCC Supplier’s Day 2016 was held at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison New Jersey. The show is the largest personal care ingredient trade show in the US and this year’s show had 378 global exhibitors with over 7,000 registered attendees. In this article, I'll give you highlights of some of my favorite excipient and active technologies that were presented. view less
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The Benefits of Niacinamide George Deckner Get the information you need about using niacinamide, the biologically active form of niacin (vitamin B3), in your formulations. Includes an overview of the benefits of topical niacinamide, including improved skin barrier function, anti-aging, moisturizat...view more Get the information you need about using niacinamide, the biologically active form of niacin (vitamin B3), in your formulations. Includes an overview of the benefits of topical niacinamide, including improved skin barrier function, anti-aging, moisturization and more. view less
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Thickening Surfactant Based Products George Deckner Personal care industry expert George Deckner discusses the potential benefits of thickening surfactant based products. Includes optimal choices of thickeners based on the specific needs of formulations, depending on clarity, PH, ingredients to suspend, an...view more Personal care industry expert George Deckner discusses the potential benefits of thickening surfactant based products. Includes optimal choices of thickeners based on the specific needs of formulations, depending on clarity, PH, ingredients to suspend, and the types of surfactants/concentration used. He also discuses thickening technologies for surfactant based products such as salt and polymers. view less
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Understanding Deposition from Rinse Off Products George Deckner Personal Care expert George Deckner explains deposition from rinse off products in this exclusive article. Article presents information on factors controlling coacervate precipitation and deposition, including polymers and guar. Also covered are surfactan...view more Personal Care expert George Deckner explains deposition from rinse off products in this exclusive article. Article presents information on factors controlling coacervate precipitation and deposition, including polymers and guar. Also covered are surfactants, particles and other factors. view less
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Understanding Polarity George Deckner Personal Care expert, George Deckner explains the importance of polarity which is the unequal sharing of electrons between atoms in a molecule in which one has larger electronegativity than another, resulting in a dipole or "bent" structure. He discusses ...view more Personal Care expert, George Deckner explains the importance of polarity which is the unequal sharing of electrons between atoms in a molecule in which one has larger electronegativity than another, resulting in a dipole or "bent" structure. He discusses how understanding polarity has helped him solve essential formulation problems over the years. Polarity can affect solubility, wetting, dispersability, SPF, sunscreen stability, skin penetration, formulation stability, and emulsification. view less
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