Development team battle unstable & incompatible ingredients for a hypoallergenic win
24 Aug 2022
Asynt’s ReactoMate DATUM laboratory reaction vessel system is being used in the development of a next generation clinical haircare product by award-winning formulation and development lab, Here2Grow Cosmetics & Homecare Labs (Selby, UK).
A tricology clinic had been developing scalp therapy products to tackle common scalp issues in collaboration with formulation laboratories and manufacturers. However, with multiple active and incompatible ingredients, the formulations created were often unstable. Here2Grow was approached to tackle the issues through the creation of an effective shampoo and conditioner with hypoallergenic properties.
Dr Henry Brew, CEO of Here2Grow, said: “The formulation challenge posed by the tricology clinic required us to prepare a hair care product which involved a specific mixing, heating, and processing regime. By using the ReactoMate DATUM we were able to not only improve the formulation process and meet the specifications of the new product in a repeatable and consistent manner, but also save our company time and money.”
He added: “Throughout the haircare product formulation and development process we found the Asynt development team knowledgeable, friendly, and responsive, helping us meet our deadlines. Beyond this specific project, we are using the ReactoMate Datum and laboratory reaction vessels from Asynt with a range of other apparatus to trial scale-up formulations, design formulation processes and perform fundamental research on various liquid materials and ingredients we are looking to integrate into formulated commercial products.”
Through the trialling of multiple prototypes, a stable formulation was produced which significantly reduced dandruff, itching, and fungal activity. Here2Grow’s success at developing a hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner has made a valuable step forward in the improvement of scalp care products.
Sturdy, yet compact, the ReactoMate DATUM support system from Asynt is proven to enhance the stability and safety of a lab reactor and can accommodate a wide range of reaction vessels from 100 mL up to 5,000 mL. Changing a vessel supported by the system is as simple as ‘Clip & Click’ using the novel neck clamp. Quick changeover between reactor vessel sizes enables simple reaction scale-up, whilst the i mounting mechanism ensures excellent stability and alignment every time. ReactoMate DATUM is fully compatible with all leading brands of overhead stirrers and circulator heating/cooling systems.