Benefits of Cold Processing for Emulsions | Kinetik


 November 18, 2019

Cold Processing Benefits in Personal Care and Cosmetics Products

The process in which personal care products and cosmetics are manufactured can be just as important as their ingredients. Cold processing technology is used to keep organic emulsion ingredients at their highest level of efficacy throughout the manufacturing process. High heat, on the other hand, tends to degrade vitamins and antioxidants.

Learn more about the benefits of cold processing for emulsions.

What is Cold Processing?

Cold processing is the process of mixing skin care ingredients together using very low temperatures (freezing or near-freezing conditions) during manufacturing. Cold processing protects active ingredients and ensures that raw ingredients retain their optimal potency. Cold processing is much more eco-friendly than traditional high heat processing. 

By reducing heat, manufacturers are also reducing their carbon footprint and establishing their brand as eco-friendly.

Benefits of Cold Processing

Today’s cosmetic market favors brands utilizing eco-friendly materials and processes. Understandably, cold processing emulsion technologies are gaining popularity, both among top brands and consumers. Not only does cold processing reduce the energy demand, but also the manufacturing time required. 

According to Cosmetics & Toiletries, cold processing offers significant environmental benefits, while allowing manufacturers to blend natural ingredients without the use of destructive heating. “…conventional methods for processing such emulsions require significant quantities of energy and time; it has been estimated that heating and cooling alone accounts for over 90% of the total energy cost for the production of an emulsion. With the current market focus on eco-friendly materials and processes, cold process emulsion technologies have gained popularity, reducing both the energy demand and manufacturing time required.”

What is the Difference Between Cold Processing and Hot Processing?

Not all cosmetic ingredients can be made with a cold process. Different emulsifiers have different heat sensitivities. While some emulsifiers allow manufacturers to utilize a cold blending process, other solid materials, such as coconut oil or beeswax, must be produced using a hot blending process.

Cold Processing Formulation Guidance

At Kinetik, we do more than supply the raw, natural ingredients you need to create the best beauty products. With over 16 years of professional skincare formulation experience, we are committed to providing innovative solutions with formulation guidance on cold processing to help brands excel in today’s competitive market.

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Contact us at (732) 335-5775 for more information. Kinetik is headquartered in the USA, but we work with clients and represent suppliers worldwide.