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Citric Acid and its Remedies

20-June-2017

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Citric Acid is present in large quantities in juicy fruits such as limes, oranges, grapefruits, kiwis, strawberries, apples, pears, cherries and raspberries and vegetables such as mushrooms, potatoes, tomatoes, peas and asparagus. There are many benefits that it has to offer, including:

·       Boosting Renal Health: Citric acid ensures proper functioning of the kidneys and prevents kidney stones.

·       Fighting Free Radicals: Citric acid can neutralize the effects of free radicals, which trigger the growth of tumors.

·       Improving Mineral Absorption: Citric acid mixes with minerals and metals easily, improving their absorption into the body.

·       Revitalizing the Skin: Citric acid is a common ingredient in face masks and skin products. It regenerates skin tissue, slowing down the aging process. Citric acid can have a depigmenting effect and can lighten freckles.

·       Soothing A Sore throat: Citric acid can reduce the inflammation caused by tonsillitis. Gargling with a combination of citric acid and water clears throat infection by killing the infection-causing germs.

·       Curbing Nausea: Citric acid can alleviate nausea by reducing gastric acidity.

 

Independent Chemical is a proud chemical company in New York and supplier of this beneficial acid. Learn more about our pharmaceutical, nutritional, and healthcare ingredients, here.


Salicylic Acid: Skincare Hero

20-June-2017

 

 

Salicylic acid is a key ingredient in many skin-care products for the treatment of seborrhoeic dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, calluses, corns, keratosis pilaris, acanthosis nigricans, ichthyosis and warts. Independent Chemical Corporation is a cosmetic ingredients supplier, and has this product ready for purchase. Below are listed the many benefits of the acidic hero:

 

1. Exfoliates Skin

Salicylic acid dissolves dead cells and flaky skin. It removes grime and dirt from the skin’s surface and within the pores, purifying skin.

2. Fights Acne

Salicylic acid helps reduce acne inflammation, relieve painful acne, reduce oily skin that promotes acne and clears out gunky pores. All this helps treat acne and prevent further breakouts.

3. Fades Acne Scars & Blemishes

If you have a lot of acne scars, blemishes, dark spots and black marks on your skin, you might want to try out salicylic acid. It’s good for reducing discoloration and evening out the skin tone.

4. Opens Clogged Pores

Salicylic acid also increases circulation which in the case of oily skin and clogged pores, helps circulation of stale oils, grime, dirt and pollution right out of the pores.

5. Reduces Oily Skin

When applied to oily skin, salicylic acid breaks down fatty compounds, helping clear out excess oils from the skin.

6. Shrinks Large Pores

By tightening skin and reducing oiliness, salicylic acid shrinks large pores. Its astringent properties work in minimizing large pores which gives skin a smooth appearance.

7. Promotes Anti-Aging

Salicylic acid increases cell turnover, which speeds up the rate at which skin grows.

8. Reduces Skin Inflammation

Salicylic acid is good for reducing all kinds of inflammation and redness on skin. You can use it for acne inflammation, eczema flare-ups, sunburns and more.

 

9. Loosens Blackheads

By opening up the pores, salicylic acid helps loosen and squeeze out blackheads. You can make your own blackhead removal treatment as follows:

10. Dissolves Warts

When used at a 10% to 30% concentration, salicylic acid is said to dissolve warts.

 

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The Benefits of Argan Oil

16-June-2017

Argan oil has been proven to have amazing effects on skin, hair, nails, and more. The New York Times called argan oil “liquid gold,” with proven benefits and an amazing smell. The oil created from the kernels of the nuts of the argan tree.

 

Argan oil can be applied directly to the skin, hair, or nails, but it can also be ingested through gel pills. It is rich in Vitamin A and E, and filled with antioxidants.  Research shows that when applied to skin, it eases inflammation while moisturizing the skin.  Vitamin E helps to boost cell production while promoting healthy skin and hair. Cosmetic companies include it in their high-end anti-aging, hair, and skin care products.

 

 

The oil can be used as a skin toner, moisturizer, exfoliator, and acne reducer. It can also prevent stretch marks and razor bumps. Apart from skin, the oil can help with hair growth and acts as an amazing leave in-conditioner due to its non-greasy qualities. If you have dry, brittle hair, an overnight deep conditioning treatment with argan oil can re-moisturize the damaged hair strands and promote its health.

 

Storing argan oil is easy! Keep the oil out of direct sunlight, and sealed tight. It is recommended to use the oil within 6 months of opening for optimal benefit.  

 

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Lactic Acid: The Skin Superstar You Never Knew About!

16-June-2017

 

Lactic acid is one of many cosmetic ingredients, derived from (sour) milk, and is known for its skin softening abilities. It works as a form of alpha hydroxy acid, and is sometimes added to facial skin care peels, which are designed to be applied to your skin and left on for a certain amount of time, before being washed off. These offer great benefits for your skin's overall health. Lactic acid peels exfoliate your skin's surface and help improve skin cell turnover rates. These peels may eventually help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Lactic acid works by breaking down the 'glue' between skin cells, causing them to slough off and reveal the newer, shinier, healthier skin underneath. The many benefits of lactic acid include:

  • Reducing fine lines

  • Improving skin tone and texture

  • Fading pigmentation, acne scars and evening out the color of your skin

  • Controlling and preventing oiliness and breakouts

Lactic acid works on the surface of your skin and is gentler than other alpha hydroxy acids. It is better for dry skin, those searching for skin softening benefits, and can be used on sensitive skins, with caution. It is effective in gently lightening skin, including pigmentation patches, pimple/acne scars, or uneven skin tones. It is great for dry skin and is more gentle than glycolic acid. Finally, it’s is beneficial for body skin and can control body acne. Independent Chemical Corporation, is a proud cosmetic ingredients supplier in New York and, to purchase Lactic Acid, you can do so here.


Chemical Food Preservatives and their Roles

16-June-2017

Food preservation is defined as the process of treating and handling food to stop or slow down food spoilage, thus allow for longer food storage. It allows for the food to be eaten at later times, reducing costs in purchasing new food and allowing consumers to save money while eating at less of a risk. Benzoates, Nitrites, Sulfites. We see them so often in the ingredients of our favorite foods.

 

 

 

The primary reason for using preservatives is to make food safer by eliminating the influence of biological factors. Without the food being preserved, it could become spoiled or become toxic from the bacteria, yeasts, or molds present within it. Some of these bacteria can release toxins that can pose potentially fatal threats to human health.

 

In order to avoid the effects of the bacteria and mold within food, anti-microbial substances are used which inhibit, delay or prevent the growth of these organisms. Sulfur compounds such as the sulfites mentioned before are used to stop the growth of bacteria. These are most commonly present in wine, dried fruits, and some shellfish. Sorbic acid, which is a naturally occurring compound that's become the most commonly used food preservative in the world, is highly effective at inhibiting the growth of mold. It can be used for many different purposes, including the preservation of potato products, cheese and jam.

 

The nitrate and nitrite compounds are used as additives in meat products such as ham by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria as the meat is curing, specifically botulism.

 

Benzoic acid is commonly used within antibacterials and antifungals in foods such as pickled cucumbers, low sugar jams and jellies, dressings, condiments.


10 Quick Benefits of Caffeine

16-June-2017

 

 

Caffeine has several hidden benefits that we’re sure you didn’t know about. Industrial chemical suppliers often have the ingredient available for purchase, and at Independent Chemical, we can supply you with just that. Just look out for it under our pharmaceutical, nutritional & healthcare ingredients category.

 

 Here are 10 quick benefits caffeine has to offer:

 

 

 


How to Make Cleaning Chemicals Last Longer

16-June-2017

Whether you buy your cleaning chemicals from chemical distributors in New York, or other industrial chemical suppliers, most cleansers slowly lose their power over time.

 

Bleach, for example, is at its best from three to six months. Good storage techniques help both cleaning products and your equipment last longer. Some tips include wrapping soap-filled scouring pads in foil to prevent rusting. Soap can last longer by keeping it in dishes with drainage holes, rather than placing it in a small pool of water on the sink.

 

Cleaning chemicals should be stored in a cool, dry cupboard. Open packets of dry cleansers, such as baking soda, should be sealed in order to avoid clumping. Adding a few grains of salt to an outdoor broom stiffens its bristles while cleaning. Setting aside a cupboard entirely for cleaning is ideal, as the chemicals won’t attack other products, such as food. Inside the cupboard, hooks and simple shelving are useful in keeping everything off the floor. If you have children within the house, choose a cupboard up high to store the chemicals and fit a bolt on the door. These are designed to resist opening but cannot keep out a determined child. Remember to clean out the storage cupboard regularly. Always leave the door open while cleaning, as the air can become harmful.

 

Independent Chemical Corporation cares about our clients and their safety. For more tips on how to store chemicals or stay safe, visit our website and click on ‘Contact Us’. We are happy to offer our advice and knowledge on chemicals and how to store them properly.


A few things to consider between natural and synthetic cosmetic preservatives.

21-October-2016

Synthetic preservatives have been widely used for many years for cosmetics formulations. Recently, however, the request for natural preservatives have increased due to evidence of toxicity in certain synthetic preservatives.

There are benefits and drawbacks to both Natural and Synthetic preservatives, that should be considered.

There are many benefits to synthetic cosmetic preservatives such as: a broad-spectrum of activity against bacteria and fungi, consistency from batch to batch, a relatively low cost, safety/toxicity profiles are well understood, compatibility with other cosmetic and personal care product ingredients is well understood., low concentrations required to effectively preserve products, they generally do not interfere with fragrance, lather, color, or other aspects of a given formulation.

There are some drawbacks to synthetic preservatives as well: They are often petroleum based, some consumers find them irritating to the skin, they Interfere with "natural" and "organic" product labeling, they may require a narrow pH range to be effective.

The benefits of natural preservatives to be considered: They often function over a broad pH range, they allow "natural" and sometimes "organic" product labeling, consumers generally prefer natural preservatives over synthetic preservatives, many associate natural fragrances to the products.

Drawbacks to natural preservatives: Often do not inhibit microbial growth as well as synthetic counterparts, they often lack a broad-spectrum of activity. For example, a natural preservative may inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus or "Staph" in a formulation, but may have a no mold-inhibiting effect, and may require relatively high concentrations in formulations to be effective. Natural preservatives often have undesirable impact to other aspects of formulations, such as color, fragrance, or lather, consistency and potency may vary considerably from batch to batch.

Before choosing which preservative is best for your cosmetic products consider the implications and confer with you supplier for an informed decision.


Clean Label Preservatives for Foods & Cosmetics

17-October-2016

Independent Chemical now offers a full range of Cultured Sugar and Vinegar blends to solve "Clean Label" challenges.  Contact us for more information. 


Vevy Announces a Revolution in Pigment Dispersion

25-May-2016

Vevy Europe's Skyline offers a revolutionary new concept in pigment dispersion for color cosmetics without the use of Miiling or Castor Oil.  Skyline F and Skyline P offer a thin or thick version based on pigment loading level.  Click on Skyline F or Skyline P for more information.


ICC Offers Natural Citric & Citrates, Butanol, Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate and Acetic Acid targeted to the Non-GMO food Industry.

7-April-2016

ICC is pleased to offer non-gmo sugarcane derived Butanol, Ethanol, Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate and Acetic Acid from Sucroal SA.  These materials can satisfy your natural and non gmo requirements.  These products are Non-Gmo Project Certified. Contact our sales team for more information.


Vevy Keratoplast Shown to Protect Skin from the Environment

18-February-2016

Vevy's Keratoplast and Salycuminol offers protection from everyday life resulting in skin redness from exposure to wind, sun, air pollution, and other cosmetic products.  Contact our sales staff for more information or visit Vevy.com. 


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