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DERMACEUTICALS


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Skin Care Ingredients

Skin is the largest organ of the body, and also one of the most important. It is the body’s main line of defense to the outside world and as such is continually exposed to the outside elements of the world. While many take the skin for granted, compared to other organs in the body, it is actually quite complex and sophisticated. Caring for the skin is essential in maintaining overall skin health.


Pioma offers a broad range of products to aide in the caring of skin; from the building blocks of a formulation such as emulsifiers and emollients, to more sophisticated ingredients that help protect, moisturize and restore the skin’s overall appearance and function.


Hair Care Ingredients

Hair is a keratinous structure arising from follicles located in the dermis of the scalp. While the follicle is part of the living dermis, the hair shaft, once visible at the surface, is not. In contrast to the skin, there are few, if any, endogenous repair processes occurring in the hair shaft or on the surface. Since it is fully exposed to the external world and has little ability to protect itself, caring for hair is quite crucial in helping to maintain its healthy appearance.


Pioma offers products from formulation building blocks, to materials that help condition, replenish and enhance the aesthetics of the hair and also the scalp.


BODY CARE SPECIALITY INGREDIENTS

Pioma offers a broad range of products to aide in the caring of skin; from the building blocks of a formulation such as emulsifiers and emollients, to more sophisticated ingredients that help protect, moisturize and restore the skin’s overall appearance and function.


Mild Surfactants / Betaines

COLOR COSMETICS SPECIALITY INGREDIENTS

Color Cosmetic products have changed dramatically over the past two decades. Many Color Cosmetic products today need to provide high performance and supreme aesthetics. To accomplish this, many formulators need to marry function with innovation.


At Pioma, we offer a myriad of ingredients to accomplish that goal. We provide materials that play a basic function within a make-up formulation, such as secondary binders, to raw materials that improve skin softness and silkiness, reduce the appearance of blemishes, and provide lasting shine.


Suspending Agents

Suspending agent excipients help active pharmaceutical ingredients stay suspended in the formulation and prevent caking at the bottom of the container. One of the properties of a well-formulated suspension is that it can be easily re-suspended by the use of moderate agitation or shaking.


Pioma specializes in providing the top suspending / thickening agents but if you do not see the product, grade or form of the suspending / thickening agent you require.


Suspending Agents

Thickeners

Thickeners are used very often in various cosmetic products. They enhance the consistency, volume and viscosity of cosmetic products, thereby providing more stability and better performance. While some thickeners have also emulsifying or gelling properties, the majority of thickeners have the ability to retain water on the skin and act therefore as moisturizers.


Thickeners can be completely natural like waxes but also synthetic or semi-synthetic. They are derived from various sources and consist of very different molecular structures including polysaccharides, proteins, alcohols, silicones or waxes.

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EXTRACTS

Our herbal extracts specifically designed for skincare products and cosmetics and are made from the finest organic, ethically wild-crafted, pesticide-free and best quality plants. The extracts are prepared via a cold process to avoid potential damage heat processing can have on product effectiveness. Each batch undergoes rigorous quality control efforts to assure consistency from batch to batch.


Mild Surfactants / Betaines

MILD SURFACTANTS / BETAINES

Surfactants cleanse and build foam by acting at the surface between fat and water (surface-active agents or surfactants). They are able of being mixed with water and fat of the skin, allowing dirt to be removed. Based on their cleansing power surfactants are classified into primary and secondary or co-surfactants. Based on the chemical structure there are anionic, amphoteric, non-ionic, and quaternary agents. Surfactants form the base of all personal cleansing products and can also have wetting, conditioning, defatting, emulsifying, & thickening effects.

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OILS / BUTTERS

There are several kinds of natural (vegetable) butters which are extracted from various plants, trees, roots, or seeds. They all consist of solid or semi-solid fat oils (i.e. they remain solid at room temperature) making them excellent emollients, softeners and protecting agents. Their composition of oils, fatty acids and active ingredients, however, is quite different so that each butter additionally has different properties as, for example, anti-inflammatory, soothing, moisturizing or antioxidant activities.


Emollients, Emulsifiers, Solubilizers

Emulsifiers are used in creams and lotions to mix water with oils. Since water and oil do not mix but stay separated, an additional agent (emulsifier) is necessary to form a homogenous mixture keeping water and oil together. There are 2 types of emulsifiers. Oil-in-water (o/w) emulsifiers keep oil drops packed in water, while water-in-oil (w/o) emulsifiers keep water drops packed in oil. W/O emulsifiers are used for a fatty feel (e.g night & sun protection creams). O/W emulsifiers are used more in moisturizing products (e.g. body lotions, day cream.

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