Ingredient verification through carbon-14 testing
Third-party authentication of personal care and cosmetic product ingredients is vital to validate natural-source claims. In response, manufacturers, distributors, and other industry stakeholders often opt to measure the biobased (biomass-derived) content of product ingredients through carbon-14 analysis. Since biomass contains a known amount of the radioactive isotope carbon-14 while petroleum-based ingredients do not contain any carbon-14, the percentage of carbon in a material derived from recently living sources, such as plants, can be calculated. Thus, according to standards like ASTM D6866, carbon-14 testing, which is applicable to liquids, solids, and gases, determines the amount of biomass-based material used in the formulation of a product compared to more readily available and less expensive petrochemical-derived alternatives.
Breakthrough Conditioning for Sustainable BTAC Replacement
A breakthrough conditioning technology is changing the hair care landscape, providing a safer more sustainable option for people and aquatic life. Gain insights from Lisa Gandolfi, PhD and Tobias Futterer, PhD as featured in Specialty Chemicals Magazine.
Swapping out Silicone in our Skin and Hair Products
The cosmetic and personal care industry is struggling with where, and how, to do without an embattled class of ingredients. Read more from Chemical & Engineering News, including insights from Michael J. Fevola, PhD.
Halal Certified Beauty Care - What's it all about?
Halal Certified cosmetic products satisfy a significant market of Muslim consumers as well as non-Muslim consumers. Increased market demand is encouraging brands to understand halal and the nuances of Halal Certification.