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On the 27th of September Surfachem and Lubrizol hosted a personal care innovation seminar at Surfachem's laboratory in Huddersfield. The event combined a series of presentations with practical demonstrations. 

Lisa Cripps, Surfachem Formulation and Technical Development Manager, hosted the event which included dozens of different samples for demonstration. Florence Pecquerie and Hilde Stas joined the Surfachem team from Lubrizol's Belgian office. Florence who was responsible for the presentations has worked as Technical Services and Application Scientist at Lubrizol Personal Care for over 11 years and shared her vast knowledge and experience in formulating with cosmetic raw materials with the attendees. 


The presentations focused on several key functions of Lubrizol's ingredient porfolio including:

New solutions for Beauty Sector: Innovation and experimenting with texture and after feel using different grades of Carbopol  liquids and powders, Novethix L-10, Glucamates and Schercemol Esters.

Lubrizol invited us for a Journey Through the Senses illustrating novel concepts and performance benefits for various skin care applications.

Advantages of  formulating with Lubrizol products, processing and scale up tricks. 

Simplifying the formulation of O/W and high oil emulsions with use of Pemulen.

Global trends in skin care and sun care answered by Avalure flex-6 and Carbopl Aqua SF1-OS: 

  • Uniform coverage and aesthetics in skin care
  • Cost effective formulations
  • Better protection and water resistance
  • Improved hiding power and long wear
  • Immediate and long term skin tightening .


Nearly 20 of Surfachem's personal care customers attended the event who's feedback was very positive.

"Informative and a good set of basics regarding Surfachem's chemicals and applications."

"Great to cover some basic rheology and emulsifier chemistry."

"Excellent range of ingredients and formulations showcased which helped generate a lot of formulating ideas for NPD and marketing."


To learn more about Lubrizol's ingredient portfolio please contact us. 

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