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

7-April-2017

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-2017

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. 


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. 


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:

 

 


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