Applecare PDS-300

Applecare PDS-300

Applecare PDS-300 is a COSMOS-approved advanced dispersing system for uncoated, hydrophilic color pigments, allowing formulators to disperse them into oil at eye-popping concentrations. 

This dispersing effect is so dramatic that formulators can use just a small amount of Applecare PDS-300 to reduce viscosity build-up in color cosmetic formulations with high amounts of pigment powder.  Internal loading tests have shown that using just 2.25% of Applecare PDS-300 can help disperse over 70% pigment grade titanium dioxide in capric/caprylic triglyceride, while still remaining very liquid and homogenous.

Furthermore, the switch from surface-treated pigments to uncoated pigments represents significant cost savings as well creating more flexibility in your supply chain.  

 

  • Control viscosity in natural color cosmetic formulations - Is your natural foundation too thick? Suffering from clumpy mascara? Applecare PDS-300 gives rheology control back to formulators, allowing them to reduce viscosity to their desired level by simply adjusting the amount of PDS-300 usage.
  • Clean and natural without compromising functionality - Applecare PDS-300 can create high quality fine pigment dispersions by smoothing out the average particle size as low as 2 microns, resulting in:
    • Brighter Color Strength
    • Increased Coverage
    • Better Transparency and Opacity
    • Boost Mattifying Properties
    • Increased SPF Values in UV-grade Inorganic Pigments
    • Smoother Sensorial Profile
  • Significantly increase pre-treated pigment performance - not all pre-treatments result in perfect surface coverage, so Applecare PDS-300 can fill in the gaps to improve dispersing performance even more. 
  • Significantly improve loading and performance of effect pigments 
  • Compatible with organic, inorganic, and mineral pigments
  • Compatible with both natural and non-natural oils - hydrocarbons, esters, and silicone oils (formulation dependent)
  • COSMOS-certified, 100% naturally sourced ingredients

 

 

Applecare PDS-300 Products

Trade Name INCI
Applecare A-100 Polyhydroxystearic Acid (and) Lecithin (and) Isopropyl Myristate (and) 2- Ethylhexyl Palmitate (and) Isostearic Acid (and) Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate.
Applecare PDS-300 Polyhydroxystearic Acid (and) Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (and) Isostearic Acid (and) Lecithin (and) Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate
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Features & Applications of Applecare PDS-300

Product Primary Application Secondary Application Features
Applecare A-100
  • Foundation
  • Lipstick
  • Lip Gloss
  • Blush
  • Congealer
  • Pencils
  • Eye Shadow
  • Mascara
  • Air Cushion-type Formulations
  • Compact Powders - as a liquid binder or part of liquid binders
  • Sun Care Products with inorganic UV filters
Compatible with organic, inorganic, and mineral pigments. Compatible with both natural and non-natural oils - hydrocarbons, esters, it even works with silicone oils below certain thresholds. Replace petroleum-sourced synthetic coatings with Applecare PDS-300-treated uncoated pigments to make your products far more eco- friendly. Reduces both carbon footprint (no chemical waste byproducts!) and formulation costs. Alternatively, you can significantly increase pre- treated pigment performance with PDS-300. Shorten overall processing time and lower energy costs.
Applecare PDS-300
  • Foundation
  • Lipstick
  • Lip Gloss
  • Blush
  • Congealer
  • Pencils
  • Eye Shadow
  • Mascara
  • Air Cushion-type Formulations
  • Compact Powders - as a liquid binder or part of liquid binders
  • Sun Care Products with inorganic UV filters
Compatible with organic, inorganic, and mineral pigments. Compatible with both natural and non-natural oils - hydrocarbons, esters, it even works with silicone oils below certain thresholds. Replace petroleum-sourced synthetic coatings with Applecare PDS-300-treated uncoated pigments to make your products far more eco- friendly. Reduces both carbon footprint (no chemical waste byproducts!) and formulation costs. Alternatively, you can significantly increase pre- treated pigment performance with PDS-300. Shorten overall processing time and lower energy costs.

How Applecare PDS-300 Works

Uncoated Color Pigments (A)

Uncoated pigments agglomerate together, increasing viscosity while having a negative impact on homogenity and sensory.

 

Uncoated Color Pigments Treated with Applecare PDS-300 (B)

Applecare PDS-300 is engineered to adsorb very quickly to the pigment surface, creating a hydrophobic barrier around the pigment and preventing re-aggregation through steric stabilization.

Only a small amount of Applecare PDS-300 is required to prevent pigments from re-agglomerating.

  • Reduces average particle size, which creates a much finer, more homogenous dispersion
  • Lower viscosity by greatly reducing inter-particle attraction through stearic hindrance
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