Contents, № 01 (258) February 2023



domestic chemistry Novelties



Cosmetics and Biotechnologies. Green Biotechs: From the whole plant to the plant cell
Portolan F., PhD, founder and director of Natur Insight (France)

In the article Cosmetic & Biotechnologies Frédérique PORTOLAN, founder and director of Natur Insight, a French consulting firm, presents the three different types of indoor farming: hydroponics, aquaponics and aeroponics. The article then focuses on “vertical farming“, a practice that consists in producing plants vertically on substrates, fed with nutrients by water that circulates in a closed circuit.

Features of Depilatory Formulations
Krasney E., Head of the Scientific Research Sector of PKF Modum – Nasha Kosmetika

The article discusses the features of depilatory formulations, the nuances of the process and components.


Influence of the Emulsifier Type on the Hydrophilic Oil Properties
Andrukhova M.V.1, Sasnouskaya K.A.2

1 Belarusian State Technological University, Minsk

2 Minsk State Regional College, Minsk region, ag. Senitsa

In this work, the composition of the fatty phase of a hydrophilic oil with an anti-aging effect was developed, including oil of sweet almond, avocado, wheat germ and grape seed. The effect of the emulsifier type on the ability of the hydrophilic oil to remove some decorative agents was studied. The results showed that the emulsifiers Tween 80, Sukragel, Cithrol 10 GTIS and Neowax SE PF promote the formation of multiple water/oil/water emulsions, which in turn positively affects the cleaning power of the hydrophilic oil. A feature of the proposed hydrophilic oil composition is the use of natural origin emulsifier Sukragel, which meets the requirements of the COSMOS eco-standard and has an ECOCERT certificate.


Hair Masks: Formats and Solutions
Krasney E., Head of the Scientific Research Sector of PKF Modum – Nasha Kosmetika

The article discusses traditional and new formats of hair masks on the market, their basic composition and key ingredients.

Our league: New Russian Cosmetics at InSharm Exhibition 2022

Last autumn, more than 36 000 professional visitors came to visit Crocus Expo Centre, International Exhibition InSharm (InterCHARM). Representatives of the beauty industry of more than 400 companies-exhibitors from 85% from Russia, 15% from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Korea, China, and Taiwan could get to know what’s new in the market, discuss the current events in the cosmetics industry and find new ways to develop business.


Liliay Khazieva, «If they ask me, would I start my cosmetic business today, I will answer – I would do it again!»

This year, the prizewinner of the “My Cosmetics” award in the Start Up nomination was Edematous Serum by am&pm brand. The creator of the brand Liliya Khazieva shares her perspective on the creation of cosmetics in Russia and on the development of the perfumery and cosmetics market and her place in it.


Alkoxylated 2-ethylhexyl Alcohols
Merkulov D.A., Ph.D. (Chemistry), Deputy Director for Technical Marketing and Sales Support, Norkem LLC

Manufacturers of surfactants based on ethylene oxide and propylene oxide are increasingly offering the market alkoxylated 2-ethylhexyl alcohols. The most popular products are surfactants, of the variety of substances of this type, obtained by adding propylene oxide to 2-ethylhexanol at the first stage and oxyethylation of the resulting mixture at the second stage. These non-ionic surfactants have a wide range of useful properties. Due to their reduced foaming power, these surfactants have found use in CIP products, dishwasher cleaners, metal cleaners, carpet cleaners and dishwasher rinses.


Deserved Recognition: 2022 Packaging Awards

Today, industry awards and competitions, primarily, recognize the efforts of companies and brands to ensure sustainability, which is at the heart of modern product requirements, including packaging. In addition, they demonstrate innovation, cutting-edge technologies, unique ideas and set trends. Let’s consider the most interesting projects that won awards in the competitions for the best packaging in 2022.


Raw materials for cosmetics, perfumery and household chemicals

Equipment for packaging manufacturing

Equipment for cosmetics, perfumery and household chemicals manufacturing

Packaging for perfumery and cosmetics

Manufacturing services. Contract manufacturing