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Recent Articles from the Prospector Knowledge Center
12 Nov
Proteins, Peptides and Collagen in Cosmetics
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Proteins, Peptides and Collagen in Cosmetics

Photo of several beakers and testtubes
Proteins, peptides and collagen can have a variety of benefits in skin and hair care formulas – but there are several things you need to consider when choosing which material you will include in your formula to get the best … Continued

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05 Nov
Breakthrough Understanding Developing High Performing Zinc Oxide Sunscreens Using a Technical Modeling Approach
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Breakthrough Understanding Developing High Performing Zinc Oxide Sunscreens Using a Technical Modeling Approach

Boy wearing sunscreen - learn about formulating sunscreens with metal oxides in the Prospector Knowledge Center.
Developing high performing zinc oxide containing sunscreens is among the most difficult challenges facing the cosmetic chemist. Small formulation changes can result in large losses in SPF Need to provide good in use SPF/UVA protection with minimal active migration on … Continued

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22 Oct
Degradability of Silicones
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Degradability of Silicones

Photo of cosmetics in a laboratory setting - Learn about silicones and their natural alternatives
Silicone materials in personal care can provide incredible sensory and performance attributes that struggle to be replicated fully by naturally derived materials. Silicones also have an undeservedly bad reputation from misinformation on the internet. Some of this is from misunderstandings … Continued

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