New thickening ingredients extend soft skin feel to wider product group

By Katie Bird

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Chemicals supplier Clariant has added new ingredients to its texture and thickener range that it claims can improve the feel of high pH formulations and thin lotions.

The Switzerland-headquartered company has launched Aristoflex BLV and Aristoflex AVS which have been designed to give a soft, silky feel to products.

According to Clariant, its two new ingredients solve a number of formulation challenges that are currently experienced and therefore widen the selection products that can benefit from these sensory effects.

“Our new Aristoflex grades address the current performance gap in skin feel enhancement, making it possible for formulators to meet the industry’s trend for improved skin feel in more applications than ever before while also achieving more cost-effective, environmentally friendly processing,”​ said Clariant’s head of global marketing, industrial and consumer specialties Dr Ralf Zerrer.

Aristoflex AVS has been designed for formulations of high pH values that are incompatible with the company’s already existing ingredient, the Aristoflex AVC, Clariant explained.

According to the company, the ingredient uses sodium instead of ammonium which addresses the pH problem, making it a good solution for hair removal creams and cuticle remover formulations.

In addition, Clariant claims that the new ingredient is compatible with vitamin C derivatives used in skin whitening and other anti-aging formulations as well as the tanning ingredients dihydroxyacetone.

Thin spray on lotions

The second of the new launches, Aristoflex BLV has been designed for thin lotions such as sprayable sunscreens and body lotions.

According to the company, the BLV can thicken this type of formulation, helping to create a non-drip liquid with the right viscosity for spray applications, as well as creating a non tacky, velvet skin feel.

Effective at low concentrations (between 0.1 and 0.3 percent), the company says it can allow formulators to achieve a major jump in thickening at low viscosities.

Related topics: Formulation & Science, Skin Care

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