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Lambent Technologies’ Hair Styling Materials

June 23, 2008

l In the May issue of Happi, there was an error in Lambent Technologies’ listing of new raw materals for hair styling products. Here is the correct listing:

Lambent Technologies
Gurnee, IL
Tel: (800) 432-7187

Lumulse SHEA-50
INCI Name: PEG-50 shea butter
Applications: Conditioners, spray conditioners, masks, mousses, shampoos
Use Level: 1-5%
Comments: An ethoxylated version of shea butter that is fully miscible in water. Lumulse Shea-50 provides the softening and satin after-feel of shea butter in water-based applications with the formulating ease of a nonionic ethoxylate. It cleans, softens and adds shine to hair.

Encura EB-100
INCI Name: Polysorbate 60, octododecyl erucate, capric/caprylic triglyceride, PEG-50 hydrogenated castor oil, PEG-8 dioleate, sorbitan laurate, glyceryl oleate
Applications: Shampoos, sprays, conditioners, gels, mousses as a detangler, conditioner and shine enhancer
Use Levels: 1- 5%
Comments: A blend of emollients and emulsifiers that easily disperses into a microemulsion with minimal heating and mixing. Encura EB-100 aids in emulsification of essential oils and fragrances and provides excellent softening, smoothing and soothing capabilities.

Erucial EG-20
INCI Name: Octododecyl erucate
Applications: Conditioners, spray conditioners, shampoos, masks, mousses and hot oil treatments for conditioning, softening, detangling; provides shine and luster.
Use Levels: 0.2-3%
Comments: A vegetable-derived, multi-functional emollient that imparts an enhanced richness to formulations. Erucial EG-20 provides shine and luster in hair care formulations and can also be used as a jojoba oil extender in these formulations.
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