What are the raw materials for cosmetics

Cosmetics are compound mixtures made from a variety of raw materials after reasonable blending and processing. There are many kinds of raw materials for cosmetics and their performances are different. According to the raw material properties and uses of cosmetics, it can be roughly divided into two categories: base materials and auxiliary materials.

The former is a kind of main raw material of cosmetics, which occupies a large proportion in cosmetic formulations, and is a substance that plays a major role in cosmetics. The latter is for shaping, stabilizing or imparting color, fragrance and other characteristics of cosmetics. These substances are not used in cosmetic formulations, but they are extremely important. Cosmetics are chemical mixtures of natural, synthetic or extracted substances with different functions as raw materials, which are processed through production processes such as heating, stirring and emulsification.

Introduction of cosmetic raw materials

Cosmetics are compound mixtures made from a variety of raw materials after reasonable blending and processing. There are many kinds of raw materials for cosmetics and their performances are different. According to the raw material properties and uses of cosmetics, it can be roughly divided into two categories: base materials and auxiliary materials. The former is a kind of main raw material of cosmetics, which occupies a large proportion in cosmetic formulations, and is a substance that plays a major role in cosmetics. The latter is for shaping, stabilizing or imparting color, fragrance and other characteristics of cosmetics. These substances are not used in cosmetic formulations, but they are extremely important. Cosmetics are chemical mixtures of natural, synthetic or extracted substances with different functions as raw materials, which are processed through production processes such as heating, stirring and emulsification.

Development trend of cosmetic raw materials

Consumers always want their skin to stay moisturized, nourished, tender, smooth, comfortable, and easy to set, all of which rely on conditioning products. Conditioning is still an important development trend in hair care. With the development of technology, better conditioning products will emerge in the market.

Classification of cosmetic raw materials

Oily raw materials

Oily raw materials include natural oily raw materials and synthetic oily raw materials. They mainly refer to oils, waxes, hydrocarbons, fatty acids, fatty alcohols and esters. They are the main raw materials for cosmetics. Fat is a general term for oil and fat. Fat includes vegetable fat and animal fat. The main components of oils and fats are fatty acid glycerides composed of fatty acids and glycerin.

Synthetic materials

Refers to the modified fats and waxes that are processed and synthesized from various fats or raw materials. Not only is the composition similar to raw fats and oils, but also maintains its advantages, but in terms of purity, physical shape, chemical stability, microbial stability, and skin irritation and Skin absorption and other aspects have been significantly improved and improved, so it has been widely used in various cosmetics. Commonly used raw materials for synthetic oils and fats include squalane, lanolin derivatives, polysiloxanes, fatty acids, fatty alcohols, fatty acid fats, etc.

Floury raw materials

Powdery raw materials are mainly used for powder cosmetics, talcum powder, fragrance powder, compact powder, lipstick, rouge and eye shadow. In cosmetics, it mainly covers, smoothes, adheres, absorbs, and spreads; the raw materials commonly used in cosmetics include inorganic powdery materials, organic powdery materials, and other powdery materials.

Colloidal raw materials

The colloidal raw material is a water-soluble polymer compound, which can expand into a colloid in water. When used in cosmetics, it can produce a variety of functions, which can make the solid powdery raw material stick and form, as a glue, for emulsion or suspension. Plays the role of milky slip, as an emulsifier, in addition to thickening or gelling effect.

Plant material

With the changes in cosmetics consumer market demand, cosmetic raw materials require consumers to not only cleanse and moisturize skin care products, but also hope to remove wrinkles and enhance skin elasticity. Cosmetics manufacturers have begun to use a lot of natural active ingredients . Due to anti-aging, the demand for natural ingredients in skin care products has increased, and various vitamins, active substances, and plant essences will dominate the world cosmetic raw material market in the future.

Auxiliary materials

Auxiliary raw materials refer to raw materials that stabilize and modify the content itself (aromatic, smooth, color, etc.), such as preservatives, antioxidants, chelating agents, colorants, flavors, etc.