Cosmetics and body care products
Providing insights into personal care products in research and during production
What makes a consumer prefer one shampoo, skin cream, or mascara from the many thousands on offer? What criteria can be used to assess a product’s properties? – and how does this impact product development and improvement? The answer to these and other questions may begin with looking at the properties of the raw materials used, the ratios required, and how the final product looks and behaves in the container, in storage, and during use. Measuring parameters such as density, refractive index, and concentration and characterizing the flow behavior delivers excellent values to be used in subsequent steps to evaluate, optimize, and modify products – as well as in their quality control.
Anton Paar Products
Automated representative sampler: Micro Rotary Riffler
Automated tapped density analyzers: Autotap
Ball mill: BM500
Capillary flow porometers: Porometer 3G
Compact digital refractometer: Abbemat
Compact Raman spectrometers: Cora 5001
Density meter: DMA 4100 M
Density meter: DMA 4500 M
Density meter: DMA 5000 M
Digital heavy duty refractometer: Abbemat
Digital performance refractometer: Abbemat
Dynamic shear rheometer measuring head: DSR 502
Foam testing Pycnometer: PentaFoam
Fully customizable laboratory automation solution: HTX
Gas Pycnometer: PentaPyc
Gas sorption analyzer: QUADRASORB evo
Handheld density meter: DMA 35 Basic
Handheld Raman spectrometer: Cora 100
Heated sample changer: Xsample 610
Heated sample changer: Xsample 630
HTR Compact: Rheometer autosampler for high sample throughput
HTR: Rheometer automation for high sample throughput and complex sample handling
Inline Refractometer: L-Rix
Inline viscometer: L-Vis
Kinematic viscometer: SVM
MCR plus tribology cells: Tribometer
Mercury intrusion porosimeters: PoreMaster
Micro Scratch Tester: MST³
Micropore physi-/chemisorption analyzers: autosorb iQ
Microwave digestion rotor: Rotor 16HF100
Microwave digestion rotor: Rotor 16MF100
Microwave digestion system: Multiwave GO Plus
Microwave extraction rotor: Rotor 16SOLV HF100
Microwave extraction rotor: Rotor 16SOLV MF100
Microwave reactor for microwave-assisted extractions: Monowave 450
Microwave-assisted drying rotor: Rotor 1DRY
Modular circular polarimeter: MCP
Modular Compact Rheometer: MCR 72/92
Modular Compact Rheometer: MCR 102/302/502
Nano scratch tester: NST³
Oxidation Stability Tester: RapidOxy 100
Particle size analyzer: Litesizer
Penetrometer: PNR 12
Pensky-Martens flash point tester: PMA 5
Pensky-Martens flash point tester: PMA 500
pH value measuring module: pH ME
Pin-on-disk tribometer: TRB³
Portable density meter: DMA 35
Rolling-ball viscometer: Lovis 2000 M/ME
Rotational Rheometer: RheolabQC
Sample changer: Xsample 530
SAXS/WAXS/BioSAXS system: SAXSpace
SAXS/WAXS/GISAXS/RheoSAXS laboratory beamline: SAXSpoint 5.0
Single-station gas pycnometers for true density: Ultrapyc
Surface area analyzer: AutoFlow BET+
Surface area and pore size analyzers: NOVAtouch
Ultra nanoindentation tester: UNHT³
Vacuum and Flow Degasser: FloVac
Vacuum Degasser: XeriPrep
Vapor sorption volumetric gas sorption analyzer: VSTAR
Anton Paar Applications
Effect of Bleaching on the Streaming Potential of Human Hair
The streaming potential method reveals the changes of the hair surface upon hair treatment processes and supports the optimization of cosmetic products.
The Ultra Nanoindentation Tester: New generation of thermal drift free indentation
Determination of Camphor by Polarimetry
Camphor is naturally produced by trees of the laurel family. It has a strong aromatic odour and is used for various medical and non-medical applications.
Starch Decomposition with Subsequent Polarimetric Content Determination
This method is suitable for the determination of starch and high molecular weight starch degradation products in food or feedstuffs in compliance with the EC Commission Directive 86/174/EEC and Council Directive 96/25/EC. Please note that this method requi
Refractive Index of Essential Oils
The refractive index of essential oils is a quickly measured, easily generated quality parameter. Moreover, it helps to differentiate between different essential oils.
Refractometric analysis of fats and oils
The refractive index or butyro value of animal and vegetable fats and oils is a quickly measured, easily generated quality parameter value. Moreover, it helps to differentiate between different fats, such as butter and margarine.
Process Urea Measurement
Relevant for fertilizer, chemical industry, explosives, dermatological creams, synthetic resins
Continuous Monitoring of Hydrogen Peroxide
Relevant for detergents/cleaners, descaling agent, beverages, food industry, pharmaceuticals, personal care
Improve Digestion Quality and Save Money – Microwave Digestion rules out Open Digestion
Reliable elemental analysis results need robust sample preparation to destroy sample matrices or to separate matrix from analytes. The sample preparation step is by far the most error-prone and critical step of the analytical procedure.
Application PNR 12: Consistency of Cosmetics
The Penetrometer PNR 12 is suitable for consistency determinations in the cosmetic industry. Various test kits are available for different cosmetic products. The choice of the accessories depends on the consistency and conductivity of the sample.
Nanoindentation and Nanoscratch of Oxide Coatings on Thin Film Polymer Substrates
Cosmetics - Determining the Yield Point and Viscosity of Hair Gel with the RheolabQC
The rheological characterisation of cosmetic products gives essential information about their processing properties and the customer's evaluation of the end product.
Nanoindentation approach to mechanical testing of extremely soft materials
Nanotribological properties of Diamond like carbon thin flexible films on ACM rubber
Spherical Nanoindentation of Polyacrylamide Hydrogels using the Bioindenter (BHT)
Applications of nanoindentation in biology and medicine
Nanoindentation for biological materials
Identifying three different particle sizes in one sample with DLS
Particle suspensions often contain more than one size of particle. However, many particle analyzers cannot resolve particle mixtures, instead they detect an average of all sizes. The Litesizer™ 500 can detect three sizes in one sample.
Nanoparticles for Ceramics: Size, Stability & pH
In nanoparticle suspensions that will be used in ceramics, particle size and stability are of vital importance. Suspension stability is essential to ensure that the particles to stay in suspension, and maintain constant particle size.
An insight into the Structure of Copolymer Surfactants
The structure of inhomogeneous (core-shell) nanoparticles was studied with the SAXSpoint system. The internal structure of Pluronic P123 micelles in water was determined by calculating the radial electron density profile.
Collagen - A Validation Sample for SAXS Systems
The performance of the SAXSpoint 2.0 system is evaluated by measurements of tendon collagen. SAXSpoint 2.0 produces data with excellent resolution in the entire angular range and delivers true 2D SWAXS images.
Application PNR 12: Consistency of Lipstick
The Penetrometer PNR 12 is suitable for consistency determinations in the cosmetics industry. Various test kits are available for different cosmetic products. The choice of the accessories depends on the consistency and conductivity of the sample.
Application PNR 12: Consistency of Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium Paste
The penetrometer PNR 12 allows a rating of the plasticity or consistency of carboxymethylcellulose sodium paste containing products.
Correlating Viscosity and Particle Size Parameters determined by Small Angle X-Ray Scattering Studies of concentrated MAb Solutions
Monoclonal antibodies (MAb) solutions are a major class of biopharmaceuticals with various applications. However, challenges like a high viscosity at the required MAb concentrations need to be addressed at an early development stage.
Pharma, Cosmetics - Determining the Rheological Properties of Pharmaceutical Products
The rheological characterisation of microemulsions with the Rotational Rheometer RheolabQC gives essential information about their properties and the customer’s evaluation of the end product.
Application RapidOxy: Oxidation Stability of Cosmetic Oils
Cosmetic companies developed different formulas for cosmetic oils. The cosmetic oils were tested with the RapidOxy to see if there are differences in the oxidation stability.
Application RapidOxy: Oxidation Stability of Massage Balm
Cosmetic companies developed different formulas for massage balms. The message balms were tested with the RapidOxy to see if there are differences in the oxidation stability.
Application RapidOxy: Oxidation Stability of Shea Butter with Different Antioxidants
Cosmetic companies developed different formulas for shea butter products. The shea butter products were tested at different temperatures with the RapidOxy to see if there are differences in the oxidation stability.
Versatile instruments for cosmetics development
A rheometer is a powerful instrument for investigating formulations. Whether you are optimizing the flow of a body lotion, the time required for a cream to be absorbed into the skin, how much foam a shampoo produces and for how long, or how to improve the way lipstick “feels” on the lips, Anton Paar’s renowned MCR rheometers have a test to give the right insights. Rheometers also help you assess and improve a product’s behavior in storage (sedimentation, discoloration) and a special Powder Cell allows you to optimize the flow of powders. The single-point rheometer, RheolabQC, is the lower price model for quality control and routine analysis.
Distinguishing between polymorphous substances
Accurately determining the type of polymorph is of critical importance for quality and process monitoring when producing, for example, titanium dioxide (E171) for use in the coatings of tablets, in sun block cream, or in toothpaste. The different crystal structures of titanium dioxide, such as rutile and anatase, can be identified using a Raman spectrometer from Anton Paar. The Cora 5X00 and Cora 7X00 Raman spectrometers provide a unique chemical fingerprint of a substance in less than a minute, including the structure of the crystals it contains.
The right spray formulation for ideal spraying behavior
The key to a user-friendly spray is fast regeneration of the structure of the spray after it has left the container. If the structural regeneration of the spray is too slow, the liquid may run down the skin after application, which would be unacceptable from the consumer’s point of view. Anton Paar’s MCR rheometer is used to investigate how applications through spray nozzles or other techniques employing high shear forces influence the viscosity of liquid drugs, skin and hair care products. Structural regeneration tests are used to evaluate and optimize the behavior sprays.
Efficient alternative to traditional stability test methods for personal care products
The rapid small-scale oxidation tester, RapidOxy, measures the induction period, which can be used as an indication of the oxidation and storage stability of cosmetic products. Unlike other oxidation and storage stability test methods, the RapidOxy procedure requires only a small sample quantity and delivers exact test results in a short period of time.
Monitoring the production of hydrogen peroxide
Reliable monitoring of the concentration of H2O2 during manufacturing of hair care products is provided by the inline density sensor L-Dens 7400. This sensor ensures continuous and highly reliable measurement of hydrogen peroxide in the concentration range from 0 % to 95 % and at temperatures up to 100 °C.