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.

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Automated representative sampler: Micro Rotary Riffler

Automated tap density analyzers: Autotap

Ball Mill: BM500

Capillary flow porometers: Porometer 3G

Density meter: DMA 1001

Density meter: DMA 501

Density meter: DMA 4100 M

Density meter: DMA 4500 M

Density meter: DMA 5000 M

Digital Refractometer: Abbemat 3X00

Abbemat Performance and Performance Plus

Digital Refractometer: Abbemat Performance

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

Abbemat Heavy Duty

Heavy Duty Refractometer: Abbemat Heavy Duty

HPA-S represents the ultimate performance in wet chemical high pressure digestion sample preparation for AAS, ICP and Voltammetry. The HPA-S acid digestion method is an internationally recognized reference procedure and is in operation as a high-performance routine instrument in numerous laboratories.

High Pressure Digestion: HPA-S

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 510 and L-Vis 520 Ex

MCP 100 Modular Circular Polarimeter

MCP 150

MCP 150 Modular Compact Polarimeter

MCR plus tribology cells: Tribometer

Mercury intrusion porosimeters: PoreMaster

Micro Scratch Tester: MST³

Micropore physi-/chemisorption analyzers: autosorb iQ

The acid digestion rotor 16HF100 with 16 high pressure vessels is designed for high sample throughput and efficient handling.

Microwave Digestion Rotor: 16HF100

The acid digestion rotor 16MF100 with 16 pressure vessels is designed for high sample throughput and efficient handling.

Microwave Digestion Rotor: 16MF100

Microwave digestion system: Multiwave GO Plus

Rotor 16SOLV HF100 expands the possibilities of Multiwave PRO for the microwave-assisted digestion and extraction of inorganic and organic samples and is easily upgraded for acid digestion applications by interchanging screw caps.

Microwave extraction rotor: 16SOLV HF100

Rotor 16SOLV MF100 expands the possibilities of Multiwave PRO for the microwave-assisted digestion and extraction of inorganic and organic samples and is easily upgraded for acid digestion applications by interchanging screw caps.

Microwave extraction rotor: 16SOLV MF100

Microwave reactor for microwave-assisted extractions: Monowave 450

Rotor 1DRY is the ideal accessory for efficient handling of samples prior to digestion. Microwave-assisted drying takes a quarter of the time required by conventional methods, without carbonization or contamination of samples.

Microwave-assisted Drying Rotor: 1DRY

Modular Circular Polarimeter: MCP 5100/5300/5500

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 100

Particle size analyzer: Litesizer 500

Penetrometer PNR 12 with accessories for cone penetration and needle penetration.

Penetrometer: PNR 12

The automatic Pensky-Martens closed cup tester features a fire extinguishing device, a patented connection system, gas and electric ignition.

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

The RheolabQC is the quality control rheometer from Anton Paar. RheolabQC with temperature device C-PTD 180/AIR/QC and with Flexible Cup Holder.

Rotational Rheometer: RheolabQC

Perfect results with automatic cleaning and needle washing using up to three cleaning solvents.

Sample changer: Xsample 530

SAXSpace instrument

SAXS/WAXS/BioSAXS system: SAXSpace

SAXS/WAXS/GISAXS/RheoSAXS laboratory beamline: SAXSpoint 5.0

Surface area analyzer: AutoFlow BET+

Surface area and pore size analyzers: NOVAtouch

Top View mounted T-probe with Rotor 8N of Multiwave PRO.

T-probe

Ultra nanoindentation tester: UNHT³

Ultrapyc series

Vacuum and Flow Degasser: FloVac

Vacuum Degasser: XeriPrep

Vapor sorption analyzer: VSTAR

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Effect of Bleaching on the Streaming Potential of Human Hair

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

The Ultra Nanoindentation Tester: New generation of thermal drift free indentation

Determination of Camphor by Polarimetry

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

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

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

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

Process Urea Measurement

Relevant for fertilizer, chemical industry, explosives, dermatological creams, synthetic resins

Continuous Monitoring of Hydrogen Peroxide

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

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

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

Nanoindentation and Nanoscratch of Oxide Coatings on Thin Film Polymer Substrates

Cosmetics - Determining the Yield Point and Viscosity of Hair Gel with the RheolabQC

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

Nanoindentation approach to mechanical testing of extremely soft materials

Nanotribological properties of Diamond like carbon thin flexible films on ACM rubber

Nanotribological properties of Diamond like carbon thin flexible films on ACM rubber

Spherical Nanoindentation of Polyacrylamide Hydrogels using the Bioindenter (BHT)

Spherical Nanoindentation of Polyacrylamide Hydrogels using the Bioindenter (BHT)

Applications of nanoindentation in biology and medicine

Applications of nanoindentation in biology and medicine

Nanoindentation for biological materials

Identifying three different particle sizes in one sample with DLS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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