TT No. 469: SHORTSTIR (Palm-based Chicken Fat Substitute)

Shorstir is a palm-based chicken fat sabstitute formulated from palm fractions and other commercial dats. The ratio of its saturated, monousaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids is 4.8: 3.8 : 1. This ratio is similar to natural chicken fat. As an improvement, the oleic acid content of Shorstir is higher while the lauric acid content is […]

TT No. 465: Shaving Lathers with Palm Vitamin E

The most common problem associated with shaving is skin irritation, which includes nicks and cuts. Some skin irritation is unavoidable because of the removal of beard hair. Therefore, palm vitamin E (tocotrienol-rich product) is incorporated into shaving lather formulations to reduce skin inflammation and irritation and to reduce the amount of water loss from the […]

TT No. 463 & 464: Palm-based Hair Care Products

Hair grows from a bulb which consists of the dermal papolla and the hair matrix. The structure of hair is shown in Figure 1. Below the surface of hair is the hair root, which is enclosed within a hair dollicle. At the base of the hair follicle is the dermal papilla. The dermal papilla is […]