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Microstructure Design of CTAC:FA and BTAC:FA Lamellar Gels for Optimized Rheological Performance Utilizing Automated Formulation Platform

International Journal of Cosmetic Science

The main objective of this study was to optimize hair conditioner performance through variation of composition utilizing an automated cosmetic formulation platform and advanced characterization techniques as well as develop understanding of how performance (wet combing and wet lubrication) of hair conditioner is affected by its rheology (i.e. yield stress) and controlled breakdown of the formulations (dilution). The experimental results show that yield stress greatly impacts rheology, stability and performance of the lamellar gels for hair conditioning.

Automation is seen to play a major role in optimizing and customizing the formulation of each sample. The use of an automated formulation platform such as Chemspeed’s FLEX FORMAX makes it possible to vary the formulation composition of each sample simultaneously hereby saving time and cost.

Yield stress was engineered through formulation composition variation and that subsequently affected the rheology, stability and performance of the lamellar gels. Yield stress was found to have significant effect on the dilution viscosity breakdown of each formulation.

There exists a need for more automated formulation design and execution as it allows better control of formulation properties and development of optimized high-performance products.

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Microstructure Design of CTAC:FA and BTAC:FA Lamellar Gels for Optimized Rheological Performance Utilizing Automated Formulation Platform

A. R. Davies and S. Amin

Chemical Engineering Department, Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy, Bronx, NY, 10471, USA

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International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2020, 1–11
https://doi.org/10.1111/ics.12609

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September 15, 2020