For many people across the United States, the winter of 2017 was one of the coldest on record. Residents of the East Coast had to deal with multiple Nor'easters, shutting down airports and wreaking havoc on roadways.
For most of us, summer and the high temperatures that typically accompany it are definitely welcome. Kids are out of school, baseball games are being played and swimming pools are being opened and prepped for lazy summer days.
With the arrival of summer, though, comes a reminder about the dangers of getting too much sun. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer annually in the U.S. than all other cancers combined, and the annual cost for treating skin cancers in this country is an estimated $8.1 billion.
Skin cancer may be prevented or at least minimized through the regular use of sunscreen. In fact, scientific evidence supports the benefits of using sunscreen to reduce short- and long-term damage to the skin from the sun’s rays.
High-pressure homogenization is a preferred method for improving the production of cosmetic creams or lotions, including sunscreen, because it offers the following benefits:
Potent Particle Size Reduction
By forcing a sample through a narrow space while applying high pressure and multiple mechanical forces, including cavitation, shear, impact and turbulence, high-pressure homogenization more effectively decreases particle size. This reduction, or micronization, creates a more homogenous mixture, provides better active ingredient dispersion and stabilizes product emulsions. It’s especially beneficial for creams, lotions and other cosmetic products because of the positive effect on the quality of these items.
Enriched Texture and Consistency
High-pressure homogenization is often preferred over other methods because of it’s capability to create a product that is uniformly mixed. This leads to smoother texture and enhanced consistency, which is essential for beauty creams and moisturizing lotions because they have to have a combination of the right texture and consistency in order for the skin to be able to effectively absorb them.
Strengthened Emulsion Stability
Semi-solid products such as lotions and creams are comprised of emulsions, which are a mixture of two immiscible liquids. Micronization of droplets acts to eliminate the separation of water phase of homogenization, resulting in a more permanent mixture of oil and water. This permanence extends the shelf life of these semi-solid products and improves their appearance through consistent coloring.
BEEI: Homogenizers for High-quality Creams and Lotions
If you’re searching for a cosmetic homogenizer to meet your laboratory and/or production needs, make sure you choose one that’s high quality and includes a combination of capabilities. Whether your product is a cream, lotion, makeup or personal care item, opting for a customizable high-pressure homogenizer will only improve and enhance its effectiveness.
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