Title

A Review of Recent Advances in the Polymeric Delivery of Attributes in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-17-2010

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

A multitude of polymers are used to deliver desired attributes to skin and hair in personal care products. This article reviews recent trends in the use of polymers to deliver personal care attributes. Precisely constructed block and graft copolymers widen the range of available mechanical properties and compatibilities. Hydrophobic stimuli responsive polymers can be triggered to become hydrophilic by changes in their environment and this can confer waterproof properties at low temperature and easy water removal at higher temperatures. Transfer-resistant cosmetics are derived from silicone resins. The structure/property relationships for rheology modifiers continue to be probed with surprising observations. Delivery systems for rinse-off products from complex coacervates have been extended to the delivery of colors and fragrances. Polymeric antimicrobials promise product preservation while minimizing the concern of skin permeation.

Publication Title

ACS Symposium Series

Volume

1053

First Page

3

Last Page

22

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