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 Multipurpose Powder X-Ray Diffractometer:
XRDynamic 500

Automated representative sampler:
Micro Rotary Riffler

Automated tapped density analyzers:
Autotap Dual Station 220V / 50HZ

Automated tapped density analyzers:
Autotap Single Station 220V / 50HZ

Benchtop density meter:
DMA 4101

Benchtop density meter:
DMA 4501

Benchtop density meter:
DMA 5001

Capillary flow porometers for through-pores:
Porometer 3G micro

Capillary flow porometers for through-pores:
Porometer 3G z

Capillary flow porometers for through-pores:
Porometer 3G zH

Compact digital density meter:
DMA 1001

Compact digital density meter:
DMA 501

Compact digital refractometer:
Abbemat 3000

Compact digital refractometer:
Abbemat 3100

Compact digital refractometer:
Abbemat 3200

Compact Raman spectrometers:
Cora 5001 Direct

Compact Raman spectrometers:
Cora 5001 Fiber

Digital heavy duty refractometer:
Abbemat 450

Digital heavy duty refractometer:
Abbemat 650

Digital performance refractometer:
Abbemat Performance 300

Digital performance refractometer:
Abbemat Performance 500

Digital performance refractometer:
Abbemat Performance Plus 350

Digital performance refractometer:
Abbemat Performance Plus 550

Dynamic shear rheometer measuring head:
DSR 502

Five-station gas pycnometers for true density:
PentaPyc and PentaFoam 5200e

Five-station gas pycnometers for true density:
PentaPyc and PentaFoam 5200e Foam

Fully automated benchtop rheometer:
HTR 3000

Fully customizable laboratory automation solution:
HTX

Gas Pycnometer for Semi-Solid and Solid Density:
Ultrapyc 3000

Gas Pycnometer for Semi-Solid and Solid Density:
Ultrapyc 5000

Gas Pycnometer for Semi-Solid and Solid Density:
Ultrapyc 5000 Foam

Gas Pycnometer for Semi-Solid and Solid Density:
Ultrapyc 5000 Micro

Gas sorption analyzer:
QUADRASORB evo

Handheld density meter:
DMA 35 Basic

Handheld Raman spectrometer:
Cora 100

High vacuum physisorption/chemisorption analyzers:
autosorb iQ C-AG

High vacuum physisorption/chemisorption analyzers:
autosorb iQ C-MP

High vacuum physisorption/chemisorption analyzers:
autosorb iQ C-XR

High vacuum physisorption/chemisorption analyzers:
autosorb iQ MP

High vacuum physisorption/chemisorption analyzers:
autosorb iQ XR

Inline refractometer:
L-Rix 4100

Inline refractometer:
L-Rix 5100

Inline refractometer:
L-Rix 5200

Inline viscometer:
L-Vis 510

Kinematic viscometer:
SVM 1001

Kinematic viscometer:
SVM 1001 Simple Fill

Kinematic viscometer:
SVM 3001 Cold Properties

Measuring Systems for ViscoQC:
Spindle ASTM systems

Measuring Systems for ViscoQC:
Spindle DIN systems

Measuring Systems for ViscoQC:
Spindle L/RH

Measuring Systems for ViscoQC:
Spindle SSA/UL systems

Measuring Systems for ViscoQC:
Spindle T-bar/Vanes

Mercury intrusion pore size analyzers:
PoreMaster 33

Mercury intrusion pore size analyzers:
PoreMaster 33GT

Mercury intrusion pore size analyzers:
PoreMaster 60

Mercury intrusion pore size analyzers:
PoreMaster 60GT

Microwave digestion platform:
Multiwave 5000

Microwave digestion system:
Multiwave 7000

Microwave digestion system:
Multiwave GO Plus

Microwave reactor:
Monowave 200

Microwave reactor:
Monowave 400

Microwave reactor:
Monowave 450

Modular compact polarimeter:
MCP 100

MCP 150

Modular compact polarimeter:
MCP 150

Modular Compact Rheometer:
MCR 702e MultiDrive

Modular Compact Rheometer:
MCR 702e Space MultiDrive

Modular Compact Rheometer:
MCR 72/92 MCR 72

Modular Compact Rheometer:
MCR 72/92 MCR 92

Modular Compact Rheometer:
MCR 102e/302e/502e MCR 102e

Modular Compact Rheometer:
MCR 102e/302e/502e MCR 302e

Modular Compact Rheometer:
MCR 102e/302e/502e MCR 502e Power

Modular polarimeter:
MCP 4100

Modular polarimeter:
MCP 5100

Modular polarimeter:
MCP 5500

Multiparameter Analyzing System:
Modulyzer Oil

Nano scratch tester:
NST³

Oxidation Stability Tester:
RapidOxy 100 Standard

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 measuring module:
pH 3101 / pH 3201 pH 3101

pH measuring module:
pH 3101 / pH 3201 pH 3201

Pin-on-disk tribometer:
TRB³

Rheometer automation for high sample throughput and complex sample handling:
HTR

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

SAXS/WAXS/BioSAXS system:
SAXSpace

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

Software solutions for ViscoQC:
Software V-Collect

Software solutions for ViscoQC:
Software V-Comply

Surface area and pore analyzers:
Nova 600

Surface area and pore analyzers:
Nova 600 BET

Surface area and pore analyzers:
Nova 800

Surface area and pore analyzers:
Nova 800 BET

Temperature control solutions for ViscoQC:
Temperature device Water bath

Ultra nanoindentation tester:
UNHT³ Standard

Vacuum and Flow Degasser:
FloVac

Vacuum Degasser:
XeriPrep

Vapor sorption volumetric gas sorption analyzer:
VSTAR 2 Station

Vapor sorption volumetric gas sorption analyzer:
VSTAR 2 Station Turbo

Vapor sorption volumetric gas sorption analyzer:
VSTAR 4 Station

Vapor sorption volumetric gas sorption analyzer:
VSTAR 4 Station Turbo

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Benefits

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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