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Structure and Function of Plant Based Lipids in Personal Care
December 17, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Please note the time zone for the webinar is CST (Chicago, USA; UTC-6).

This webinar will examine how the molecular structure and chemical properties of plant-based oils, fats, and other lipids influence the attributes of personal care products.The following topics will be covered:

  • The basic structure of plant derived triglycerides, focusing on how the fatty acid profile and triglyceride composition of various oils and fats can guide our ingredient choices.
  • How the different solid fat content of common plant fats/butters can contribute to the physical properties of packaged products and the sensorial affects of these products once applied to the skin.
  • A description of the native lipids found on the skin surface and how the upper layers of the skin interact with various emollients (oils, fats, esters, etc.) depending on their chemical properties.
  • The influence of component triglycerides on the crystal polymorphs of various plant fats and how these crystallization properties can help or hinder the performance of personal care products.

Graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, Benjamin Schwartz began his career in Personal Care as a lab technician for The Estee Lauder Companies. After a move to the west coast, he spent 12 years as an R&D Chemist, and then Manager, for contract manufacturer Columbia...