Formulations: Trending tresses

We bring you four formulations with benefits including improved scalp health and hairstyle retention

Cosmetics Business rounds up the latest in all things hair.

From improved sclap health to hairstyle retention – here are four active formulations:

Formulation 1

Lubrizol’s Stimulating Sugar Scrub is a non-foaming, pre-treatment gel featuring a pared-down formula of only eight ingredients. These include Carbopol Ultrez 30 Polymer, to thicken and ensure the suspension of sugar particles; and Actiphyte Papaya Fruit GL80NP, a botanical extract that offers a soothing effect post-exfoliation.

Formulation 2

This Natural & Straightening Hair Spray contains Covestro’s Baycusan eco E 1000 for a greener take on hair styling.


Stir phase A until homogeneous. Add phase B in a separate vessel. Add phase A to phase B under continuous mixing. Check pH. If necessary, adjust pH to 7.0 with NaOH (10% sol.) Add phase C and stir moderately for 15 minutes.

Formulation 3

Containing Solabia Group’s Saniscalp rebalancing scalp purifier, this Soothing & Balancing Foam helps calm sensitive, flake-prone scalps.

Formulation 4

Curl 4 You is an ‘elixir’ from Dow containing Dowsil CE-7081 Smart Style; it is developed to be mixed with a customisable Leave-On Conditioner for a bespoke experience that adds curl retention, definition and memory, while providing flexible hold.


Add Versene Na2 Crystals into water and heat to 70°C using a water bath. Disperse the hydroxyethyl cellulose into the water and mix until homogeneous. To speed dispersion, add two drops of NaOH (18% in water solution) and mix. Add glycerine with gentle mixing.

In a separate vessel, combine phase B ingredients and mix. Heat to 70°C using a water bath. Continue mixing until dissolved. Add phase A to phase B. Keep the wax melted. Stir until homogenous.

Cool to room temperature while gently mixing. In the order listed, add phase C ingredients, mixing well. Adjust pH to 4.4-5. To get the customised conditioner, mix two parts of 4 You Leave-On Conditioner with one part of Curl 4 You elixir using the appropriate spoon and spatula.

Featured Companies

Lubrizol Beauty (more information, website)
Solabia Group (more information, website)

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