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Cosmetic Homogenizer Applications

Source: GEA Niro Soavi

GEA Niro Soavi - Leader in high pressure homogenizers and high pressure pumps

High-pressure homogenization is essential to the quality and stabilization of beauty creams, lotions, nail varnishes, shampoos, toothpastes, and emulsions containing different oils since it is a very effective way to create the exact required product texture (via particle size reduction) while at the same time creates very stable product compared to the traditional devices such as agitators, stirrers, rotor-stator devices or colloid mills. 

High-pressure homogenization is essential to the quality and stabilization of beauty creams, lotions, nail varnishes, shampoos, toothpastes, and emulsions containing different oils since it is a very effective way to create the exact required product texture (via particle size reduction) while at the same time creates very stable product compared to the traditional devices such as agitators, stirrers, rotor-stator devices or colloid mills. This is achieved by reducing the particle size and uniformity under conditions of extreme pressure, shear and stress. The result is a homogeneous effective product with superior stability and shelf life. It is well known fact that one of the limiting factors in the performance of some cosmetic product, for instance beauty creams, is its ability to be absorbed into the skin. Drastic particle size reduction enables the skin to absorb the active ingredients in these creams as the surface area increases after the homogenization (vs volume ratio). High-pressure homogenization (also known as micronization) also ensures the most efficient use of the active agents, thus reducing product costs.

A typical Very High Pressure (VHP) homogenizer for cosmetic applications includes the following

  • High wear resistant parts and homogenizing valves
  • Two stage homogenizing valve
  • All wetted parts are electro-polished, final surface roughness Ra<0,5µm.
  • Explosion proof design according to the latest American and European standards