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Is Sodium Benzoate Safe in Cosmetics?
July 17, 2019

Sodium benzoate is a salt of benzoic acid that is found naturally in cranberries, prunes, plums, apples, and other fruits. It is used in a wide variety of cosmetics and personal care products where it acts as a corrosion inhibitor, fragrance ingredient, and preservative. Overall, sodium benzoate is one of the most reliable ingredients on the market and very safe for consumers.

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Mineral Waxes for Personal Care Products
July 10, 2019

Mineral waxes used in cosmetics include ozokerite, ceresin, paraffin, and microcrystalline wax. Ozokerite and ceresin wax are derived from coal and shale, while paraffin and microcrystalline wax are derived from petroleum. Emulsifying wax, synthetic wax, and synthetic beeswax are manufactured waxes. All these waxes are used in a wide range of cosmetics and personal care products.

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Why Zinc Should Be Part of Your Skin Care Regimen
June 27, 2019

Zinc is an essential element for many biological processes and is present within every cell in your body. It plays an important role in supporting immune system function, digestion, protein synthesis, and the healing process. Here are some of the ways that zinc can benefit your skin.

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The Krameria Plant: A Natural Healing Remedy from the Andes Mountains
June 20, 2019

The Krameria plant, also known as Rhatany, is a flowering shrub native to the Americas that can be found in dry high elevation habitats, most notably in Peru along the western slopes of the Andes but ranging from Chile to the North American Rocky Mountains. It has long been used as a traditional herbal remedy and functions in numerous skin care products as an astringent and anti-inflammatory agent.

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Triethyl Citrate: A Natural Ingredient with Many Uses
June 07, 2019

Triethyl Citrate (CAS 77-93-0) is an ester of citric acid with several industrial and consumer applications. It is produced via fermentation of ethanol and natural citric acid.

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Nesatol by Vevy Europe: A Safe Oil for Skin Care Products
May 23, 2019

Independent Chemical offers Nesatol, a safe and effective skin care oil produced by VEVY EUROPE. VEVY EUROPE is known for its longstanding experience and its tradition of innovation in cosmetics and skin care. Independent Chemical Corporation is proud to be the exclusive US distributor for VEVY EUROPE. We offer a full range of cosmetic and personal care ingredients and we distribute to manufacturers nationwide.

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