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Dimeric Surfactants: Promising Ingredients of Cosmetics and Toiletries
Department of Chemical Engineering, Jaypee University of Engineering & Technology, Guna, Madhya Pradesh 473226, India
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Received: 29 August 2013; in revised form: 30 October 2013 / Accepted: 31 October 2013 / Published: 21 November 2013
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
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Kumar, N.; Tyagi, R. Dimeric Surfactants: Promising Ingredients of Cosmetics and Toiletries. Cosmetics 2014, 1, 3-13.
Kumar N, Tyagi R. Dimeric Surfactants: Promising Ingredients of Cosmetics and Toiletries. Cosmetics. 2014; 1(1):3-13.
Kumar, Naveen; Tyagi, Rashmi. 2014. "Dimeric Surfactants: Promising Ingredients of Cosmetics and Toiletries." Cosmetics 1, no. 1: 3-13.