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Cosmetics 2014, 1(1), 3-13; doi:10.3390/cosmetics1010003
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Dimeric Surfactants: Promising Ingredients of Cosmetics and Toiletries

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Received: 29 August 2013; in revised form: 30 October 2013 / Accepted: 31 October 2013 / Published: 21 November 2013
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Abstract: Surfactants are an essential ingredient for cosmetic, toiletries and personal care products for enhancing their performance. Dimeric surfactants demonstrate superiority compared to conventional surfactants in all areas of application. Dimeric surfactants are extremely promising for utilization in various cosmetic formulations viz. shampoo, lotions, creams, conditioners etc. These surfactants possess extremely unique surface properties viz. lower surface tension, unique micellization, low critical micelle concentration (CMC) and antimicrobial activity, higher solubilization etc. Dimerics enhance the performances of cosmetics in an extraordinary manner and provide eco-friendly preparations for human epidermis.
Keywords: dimeric surfactants; critical micelle concentration; surface activity; cosmetics dimeric surfactants; critical micelle concentration; surface activity; cosmetics
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MDPI and ACS Style

Kumar, N.; Tyagi, R. Dimeric Surfactants: Promising Ingredients of Cosmetics and Toiletries. Cosmetics 2014, 1, 3-13.

AMA Style

Kumar N, Tyagi R. Dimeric Surfactants: Promising Ingredients of Cosmetics and Toiletries. Cosmetics. 2014; 1(1):3-13.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Kumar, Naveen; Tyagi, Rashmi. 2014. "Dimeric Surfactants: Promising Ingredients of Cosmetics and Toiletries." Cosmetics 1, no. 1: 3-13.

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