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Custom Chemical Services provides a wide selection of ingredients to the personal care and cosmetic industries including; active ingredients, emollients, emulsifiers, natural oils, essential oils, UV filters, thickeners, chelating agents, preservatives, silicones, surfactants, and vitamins!

Specialty Preservatives

  • Specialty Preservatives
  • Germal Plus — Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
  • Salicat MM — Methylchloroisothiazolinone (and) Methylisothiazolinone
  • Saligerm G-2 — Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Methylparaben (and) Propylparaben
  • Salimall II — Diazolidinyl Urea
  • Sallimid 115 — Imidazolidinyl Urea
  • Acetone
  • ALS 30%
  • AOS-40
  • Apricot Oil
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate
  • Avobenzone
  • Avocado Oil
  • Benzocaine
  • Benzoic Acid
  • Benzophenone-3
  • Benzophenone-4
  • Benzyl Alcohol
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine
  • BHT
  • Butylene Glycol
  • C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate
  • C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate
  • Camphor Crystals
  • Canola Oil
  • Capric Caprylic Triglyceride (MCT Oil)
  • Carbomer 934
  • Carbomer 940
  • Castor Oil
  • Caustic Soda 50%
  • Cetearyl Alcohol
  • Cetyl Alcohol
  • Citric Acid
  • Cocamide DEA
  • Cocamide MEA
  • Coconut Oil
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • DHA
  • Diisopropyl Adipate
  • Dipropylene Glycol Lo-Odor
  • DMDM Hydantoin
  • EDTA
  • Ethanol SDA 40B
  • Ethanol SDA 39C
  • Eucalyptus Oil
  • Ethylhexyl Benzoate
  • FD&C Dyes
  • Glycerin Vegetable
  • Glycolic Acid 70%
  • GMS Pure
  • GMS 165
  • GMS-SE
  • Grape Seed Oil
  • Guar Gum
  • Isopropyl Alcohol 70%
  • Isopropyl Alcohol 99%
  • Isopropyl Myristate
  • Isopropyl Palmitate
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Lactic Acid
  • Lauramine DEA
  • Lauramine Oxide
  • Lecithin
  • Lidocaine Base
  • Lidocaine HCl
  • Menthol Crystals
  • Methyl Paraben
  • Methyl Salicylate
  • Myristyl Alcohol
  • Octocrylene
  • Octyl Palmitate
  • Octyl Salicylate
  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate
  • Oleyl Alcohol
  • Olive Oil
  • Olive Oil Pomace
  • Palm Shortening
  • Panthenol DL
  • PEG-100 Distearate
  • PEG-400
  • Petrolatum
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Polyquaternium 7
  • Polyquaternium 10
  • Polysorbate 20, 60, 80
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Propyl Paraben
  • Safflower Oil
  • Salicylic Acid
  • SLES 60%
  • SLES 70%
  • SLS 30%
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Sodium Hyaluronate 1%
  • Sodium PCA
  • Sorbitol 70%
  • Soybean Oil
  • Stearic Acid
  • Stearyl Alcohol
  • STP
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • TEA 99%
  • Vitamin E Oil
  • White Mineral Oil
  • Witch Hazel Extract 14%
  • Xanthan Gum

Antioxidants – Provide protection against oxidative reactions. Antioxidants function as a stabilizer in formulations and often act as anti-aging ingredients. Examples include; BHT, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), and Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Chelating Agents – Defend against metal impurities that can come from many sources including; cosmetic ingredients, water systems, equipment, etc. Chelating Agents grab a hold of these ions to stabilize formulas and increase product shelf life.  Examples include; Disodium EDTA, Tetrasodium EDTA, and Citric Acid.

Humectants – Act as moisturizers by drawing water from the epidermis and the dermis. Additionally, they inhibit water evaporation from cosmetic products. Examples include; Glycerin, Sorbitol 70, and Propylene Glycol.

Emollients – Restore oils and lipids in the skin, providing protection and lubrication. Examples include; Coconut Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, GMS, Polyquartenium 7, and Dimethicone.

pH Buffers –  Adjust pH levels to that of the application surface as well as stabilizing formulations by meeting specific pH values of certain ingredients. Examples include; Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Caustic Soda, and TEA 99%.

Plasticizers – Used in nail polishes, nail hardeners, sunscreens, and film forming hair styling products as a film softener to impart flexibility as the film dries. Examples include; Mineral Oil, Dimethicone, and Castor Oil.

Preservatives – Prevent growth of molds, yeast, and bacteria in order to sustain product stability and lengthen shelf life. Preservatives range in effectiveness and capability and thus are used in combination with one another. Examples include; Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, DMDM, Benzyl Alcohol, and Phenoxyethanol.

Solvents – Multiple functions within formulations including; dissolving of solid ingredients, mixing liquids, modifying texture, aiding product application, and adjusting viscosity. Examples include; Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Ethanol, Ethyl Acetate, and Acetone.

Surfactants – Act as the surface active agent providing very unique chemical structures including hydrophilic and hydrophobic. Surfactants have many functions including; emulsification, solubilization, wetting, conditioning, and stabilizing. Most importantly, surfactants provide the cleansing, foaming, and foam boosting properties to a formula. Surfactants are broken up into four groups with examples below.

(1) Anionic – Stearic Acid, SLES-70, ALS-30, Taurates, Isothionate, Sulfosuccinates

(2) Cationic – Polyquarternium-7, Polyquarternium-10

(3) Amphoteric – Coco Betaine, Lauryl Betaine, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Hydroxysultaines

(4) Nonionic – GMS, Polysorbate 20, Lauryl Glucoside, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide

Thickeners – Simply put, thicken formulas by increasing viscosity of cosmetic products. Additionally, thickeners improve stability, appearance, and applicability. Examples include; Xanthan gum, Guar gum, Carbomer 940, Carnaubua Wax, and Cetyl Alcohol.

Custom Chemical Services provides a wide selection of ingredients to the personal care and cosmetic industries including active ingredients, emollients, emulsifiers, natural oils, essential oils, UV filters, thickeners, chelating agents, preservatives, silicones, surfactants, and vitamins.

CCS works closely with its suppliers providing a variety of ingredients and technologies perfect for formulating skincare products such as anti-aging and SPF sunscreens. As the backbone to shampoo, body wash, and other cleansers, CCS offers an extensive line of surfactant chemistries to provide the cleaning or foaming properties desired. As a distributor for Innospec/Chemsil, CCS distributes a range of silicones that will add the shine to your hair care product line. Whether you are formulating a body wash, lotion, or shaving cream, CCS distributes the ingredients needed for product performance and brand differentiation.

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