High Performance Microemulsion Facial Cleansers

Create High Performance Microemulsion Facial Cleansers with CithrolTM 10GTIS

Croda, a global speciality chemical company was delighted to launch Cithrol 10GTIS, an advanced surfactant for oil-based facial cleansing, during in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona.

We continue to see the influence of Eastern inspired formats and rituals in Personal Care and one of the strongest areas of inspiration is the multi-step skin care routines popular in Japan and Korea where cleansing plays a key role. Microemulsions and oil cleansers are a new generation of cleansing products, delivering excellent performance and meeting the trend in using oils in skin care.

The benefits of oils to the skin and hair have long been known but in more recent times emulsions became the standard format for beauty care products, especially in the West. The re-discovery of beauty oils has been driven by the Spa experience trend, the “East meets West” trend and the natural mega-trend. Oil based products have soared in popularity and cleansing oils are part of this upsurge.

A highly effective and mild surfactant, Cithrol 10GTIS allows the formulation of advanced facial cleansers, compromising of oil and water in a crystal clear microemulsion, maintaining the perfect hydro-lipophilic balance required for this type of high performance system. Cithrol 10GTIS can also be used to create gentle and effective surfactant oil cleansers, cleansing oils that emulsify on contact with water so they can be easily rinsed from the skin. These systems are very efficient at removing long wear and water proof make-up, the make-up and dirt are readily dispersed into the oil, then water is applied to the skin and instantly emulsifies. The system is then easily rinsed leaving the skin feeling clean, renewed and soft to the touch.

Cithrol 10GTIS is an ideal surfactant for creating microemulsion and facial cleansing oils. It is very mild, provides effective emulsification on contact with water, ideal for these systems and is stable with a wide variety of cosmetic oils.


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Established in 1925, Croda is the name behind high performance ingredients and technologies in some of the world’s biggest and most successful brands: creating, making and selling speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere. They have a network of over 4,200 passionate and committed employees, working together as one global team across manufacturing sites and offices in 36 countries. Croda is a FTSE100 company with a flexible structure that allows them to focus on developing and delivering innovative, sustainable ingredients that their customers can build on in: Personal Care, Health Care, Crop Care, Polymer Additives, Lubricants, Coatings & Polymers, Geo Tech, Home Care and Industrial Specialities.
About Personal Care
Croda Personal Care is dedicated to working with its customers to meet evolving consumer needs with new and innovative products while maintaining a commitment to sustainability and social responsibility through initiatives that include the use of certified sustainable palm oil and other renewable raw materials. The company’s expertise in formulation development, claims substantiation, market analysis and regulatory support provides customers immediate access to essential services for successful product development. Part of a global network, Croda Personal Care offers a wide and diverse product portfolio including a full line of natural, botanical ingredients from its Crodarom division and a full range of skin care actives from its Sederma division.