Saturday, March 10, 2007

Beuty Goes Green III -- Ingredients

The response has been great to GCI's first Beauty Goes Green Webinar. Here are a few more questions from attendees. Feel free to add your comments.

What should raw material suppliers keep in mind while offering their ingredients? How does one solubilize natural ingredients that are not naturally/easily soluble?

What are the principal raw materials used in green personal care products?

Can you provide an example of a personal care ingredient that is not synthetically derived or synthetically processed?


Anonymous Art Rich said...

Suppliers should provide the benefit of the organic or organic certified status of the ingredients and what that means to the product benefit and to the consumer usage benefit.
To the second question, assuming that this is an ingredient that is readily oil soluble and you want to dissolve it in an aqueous system you can use a natural solvent such as naturally derived glycerin, or use bio-derived ethanol, possibly add soap bark extract to provide some solubilization. (It will have some foaming). (Note-I do not know how synthetic the processing is)

1:27 PM, March 23, 2007  
Blogger Karen said...

Thanks, Art!

1:29 PM, March 23, 2007  

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