BASF’S Care Creations® Beauty Days

Let’s celebrate unique beauty

Welcome to the BASF’s Care Creations® Beauty Days. A platform dedicated to the topic of unique beauty. Let’s come together digitally to develop the best solutions for your products.

We would like to give you insights into our research work and our trend expertise regarding diversified beauty ideals. Browse our new concepts or get in touch via one of our digital live events.

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    Inclusive Beauty

    Whoever you want to be. Whatever your heart desires. Wherever you are. By formulating diversity in skin care, hair care and sun protection, BASF’s Care Creations® Inclusive Beauty Concepts fits your customers’ way of life.

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    Live Events & Videos

    Don’t miss our live virtual events on hot topics shaping the cosmetics industry, like inclusive beauty. Here you’ll also find informative videos on technologies and market trends.

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    Concepts & Solutions

    Find out about our market-ready product concepts as well as digital solutions to support you in developing your formulations and help you get the most out of our products and expertise.

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    Formulations

    Here you can explore the latest formulations in the context of the Inclusive Beauty Concept developed by BASF’s Care Creations®. Profit from growing niche markets with specialized products.

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    New & Focused Products

    See what new and innovative products we have developed to enable you to create formulations that stand out from the competition with performance and sustainability benefits.

Welcome

Dear customers and partners,

let me give you a warm welcome to our first European Beauty Days.
Check out my video message.

Yours,
Marko Grozdanovic

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Live Event Recordings

Relive our video sessions and enjoy the recordings on this video overview page.

Concepts & Solutions Let’s celebrate unique beauty

Inclusive Beauty

Concept: Whoever you want to be. Whatever your heart desires. Wherever you are. By formulating diversity in skin care, hair care and sun protection, BASF’s Care Creations® Inclusive Beauty Concept fits your customers’ way of life.

Partner

BTC Europe GmbH

BTC Europe GmbH is BASF's European sales organization for small and medium-sized customers focused on specialty chemicals. With our 11 regional distribution offices and more than 450 employees in Europe, we supply small and medium-sized customers from a wide variety of industries with about 6,000 products.

Live Events & Videos

Beyond Suncare – Live Afternoon Session

WebEx | May 18th, 1 - 2 pm (CET)
English

An important part of BASF’s sustainability commitment is social responsibility. Since 2011, we support the organization Beyond Suncare, based in Spain, which aims to ensure that all people with albinism live a free and dignified life, protected against skin cancer and all kinds of discrimination. 

As part of our Beauty Days, there will be a dedicated event, together with Mafalda Soto, Director of Beyond Suncare, Dr. Ulrich Issberner and Stephanie Acker from BASF on this special project.

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“Intimate Hygiene & Care” Concept – Live Session (Polish)

WebEx | May 20, 10:30 am  - 12:00 am (CET) | Polish

Intimate hygiene and care is increasingly present in media, and becomes an essential part of body care for all genders, contributing to a positive self-image and overall well-being. Consumers are seeking for modern product formats, formulated with carefully selected ingredients. BASF developed the “Intimate Hygiene & Care” Concept to respond to this rising market trend and need.

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“Intimate Hygiene & Care” Concept – Live Session

WebEx | May 26th, 1:30 pm  - 3:00 pm | English

Intimate hygiene and care is increasingly present in media, and becomes an essential part of body care for all genders, contributing to a positive self-image and overall well-being. Consumers are seeking for modern product formats, formulated with carefully selected ingredients. BASF developed the “Intimate Hygiene & Care” Concept to respond to this rising market trend and need.

Joint the live event with Elke Weimann (Senior Marketing Expert Personal Care Europe / Emerging Markets) & Dr. Michal Stepulak (Senior Technical Manager Personal Care) from BASF.

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Sunscreen Simulator 4.0 – Live Session (French)

WebEx | June 8, 11:00 - 12:00 am (CET)
French

The latest relaunch of the Sunscreen Simulator, our virtual laboratory for determining the sun protection factor (SPF) of a sun care product, offers formulators and manufacturers an improved user experience. We now provide an updated, customizable user interface, an extended number of performance features and a direct link to other tools like the EcoSun Pass. 

Join the live event with Marine Belthé and Stephanie Acker and register here. 

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Inclusive Beauty – Live Session (Russian)

WebEx | May 28, 10.00 - 11.00 am (CET)
Russian

Let’s celebrate unique beauty. Whoever you want to be. Whatever your heart desires. Wherever you are. By formulating diversity in skin care, hair care and sun protection, BASF’s Care Creations® Inclusive Beauty Concept fit your customers’ way of life.

Join the live event.

 

 

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Sunscreen Simulator 4.0 – Live Session (French)

WebEx | May 27, 11:00 - 12:00 am (CET)
French

The latest relaunch of the Sunscreen Simulator, our virtual laboratory for determining the sun protection factor (SPF) of a sun care product, offers formulators and manufacturers an improved user experience. We now provide an updated, customizable user interface, an extended number of performance features and a direct link to other tools like the EcoSun Pass. 

Join the live event with Marine Belthé and Stephanie Acker and register here. 

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Inclusive Beauty – Live Afternoon Session (French)

WebEx | June 14, 2.00 - 3.00 pm (CET)
Russian

Let’s celebrate unique beauty. Whoever you want to be. Whatever your heart desires. Wherever you are. By formulating diversity in skin care, hair care and sun protection, BASF’s Care Creations® Inclusive Beauty Concept fit your customers’ way of life.

Join the live event.

 

 

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Inclusive Beauty – Live Morning Session (French)

WebEx | June 17, 10.00 - 11.00 am (CET)
Russian

Let’s celebrate unique beauty. Whoever you want to be. Whatever your heart desires. Wherever you are. By formulating diversity in skin care, hair care and sun protection, BASF’s Care Creations® Inclusive Beauty Concept fit your customers’ way of life.

Join the live event.

 

 

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Mom Care Concept – Live Session

WebEx | June 17th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am | English

Pregnancy and maternity are most special periods in a woman’s life. Naturally, it is linked to physical change and particular skin and hair care needs and preferences. We observe a growing trend and consumer interest for tailored Mom Care products.

Joint the live event with Sevgi Gürgen from BASF.

Concepts & Solutions

Sustainability Product Finder

Digital Tool: Our new Sustainability Product Finder which has been integrated in the Care Creations® website makes it now easy for customers to find products with the respective labels they are looking for.

New & Focused Products

BioToLife™

BioToLife™ The natural anti-dandruff for healthier scalp. BioToLife™ is a natural solution inspired by Nature, made from Nature and by Nature, to recover a clear, clean and healthy scalp. The natural ferment offers a dual mechanism of action: it helps to control the growth of microbials involved in dandruff condition and reinforce the scalp’s barrier function.

Formulations

Solid Styling Bar

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Wherever she loves to chill. Active people travel light and want to style their hair wherever they are. Properties like convenience, minimal packaging travel-friendliness will win over consumers.

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Natural Styling

Concept: Green Beauty from head to toe – that’s currently one of the most important trends shaping the personal care industry. The haircare segment is no exception: consumers demand for natural, clean products with a low environmental impact. Take advantage of our Natural Styling Concept to develop formulations that fulfill this need.

Formulations

Minimalist Gel Cream

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Whatever “less is more” means to him. Sometimes less really is so much more. That’s because we have carefully selected precisely the right components to give consumers what they need in the delivery system they want. The concept supports the wish to shift away from excessive consumerism toward a simpler and more minimalist lifestyle.

New & Focused Products

Hydagen® Clean

Their stories. Your natural cosmetics. Our biopolymer expertise.
Eco-conscious consumers want certified natural cosmetics as well as biobased and biodegradable components. We make it easy for you to meet and surpass that demand: Hydagen® Clean is the COSMOS-approved biopolymer that delivers perceptible experiences.

New & Focused Products

Inolixir™

NEW: The shot of wellbeing for healthy skin: Had a hard day yesterday? Well, you don’t need to look like it. Start your day right with BASF’s Inolixir™, our chaga mushroom extract that boosts tired skin. Study participants reported that Inolixir was as effective as five days of relaxation in mitigating fatigue lines, dark circles and dullness.

Concepts & Solutions

D’lite Global – Market Understanding meets Science

Digital solution: BASF will introduce D’lite, a digital solution that enables customers to speed up their product development and time-to-market. It builds on the company’s knowledge and sound understanding of markets, brands and solution options in order to support users to identify the right personal care product with the best possible ingredients.

Live Events & Videos

Inolixir™ – Webinar recording

The shot of well-being for healthy skin 
Carole Boury & Torsten Clarius on BASF’s new active ingredient.
BASF Beauty Care® Solutions France, June 2020
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Formulations

Mattifying Face Cream

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Whoever needs to balance oily skin. Many skin types need special care to keep oiliness in balance. Use our solutions to offer consumers easy and pleasant management of potentially oily skin.

Concepts & Solutions

Sunscreen Simulator

Better than ever: Our digital sunscreen simulator tool now includes a new “cockpit” functionality. The expanded new version also integrates the EcoSun Pass criterion for a fast and convenient overview of environmental compatibility of selected UV filter combinations. In addition, it enables easy evaluation of the interaction between ultraviolet filters and emollients.

Formulations

Kiwi Facial Cleansing Stick

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Wherever she finds her own space. People want maximum flexibility with their care routines – anytime, anywhere. Win consumers’ hearts with the convenience and flexibility of a travel-friendly solid format combined with a feel-good face care experience.

Formulations

Emulsion for Oily Skin

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Whoever seeks the ideal balance for oily skin. Customers with skin prone to oiliness will thank you for an effective and pleasant solution.

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Cream Lotion Plus

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Whoever needs a natural light moisturizer. Consumers will love the verified environmental compatibility and outstanding performance – and enjoy the skin-moisturization effects they need along with the feel-good skincare experiences they want.

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Naturecare Anti-pollution Matrix

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Wherever she feels totally free. When she wants to leave day-to-day life behind and experience complete freedom, she always knows exactly where the perfect getaway is – even if it’s simply the roof of her building. Your customers will appreciate a solution that speaks to their unique care and beauty needs.

Concepts & Solutions

BASF’s Care Creations® Emollient Jockey

Digital Webapp: Increasing personalization continues to drive growth in the beauty industry. BASF's Care Creations® Emollient Jockey enables users to find the right emollient, and places the whole array of sensory variants at their fingertips.

Formulations

Hair Karité Conditioner

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Whoever loves beautiful curls. Give your curly-haired customers the special care their hairstyles need, and the pleasant hairstyling experience they want.

New & Focused Products

PeptAIde™ 4.0

NEW: Naturally derived peptides that protect skin and hair: exposed to daily attacks, our body can experience a chronic state of low-level inflammation, called silent inflammation. Thanks to an AI-powered engine, our PeptAIde™ 4.0 provides a unique rice peptide network that helps prevent damage to the skin and scalp.

Formulations

Natural Fresh-soothe Nutri-conditioner

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Whoever needs to balance oiliness. Your customers will love your brand for offering a conditioner that delivers a healthy scalp, soft, supple hair and a pleasant user experience.

 

Formulations

Natural Care Conditioning Shampoo “Milky Cloud”

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Whoever wants gentle cleansing with conditioning effects. Haircare products that offer natural and gentle cleansing coupled with conditioning for a natural shine and easy manageability have broad appeal. Consumers enjoy the 2-in-1 convenience and the peace of mind that using a sustainable, nature-based product offers.

New & Focused Products

Neutrol® MGDA

NEW: Biodegradable complexing agent: With Neutrol® MGDA, BASF’s Care Creations® creates a highly stable, eco-friendly complexing agent for personal care applications. It is readily biodegradable and stands out due to its excellent ecological and toxicological profile. Complexing agents are used in cosmetic products to form very stable complexes with metal ions, thereby inactivating their negative influences on the final formulation.

Formulations

Spectral Balance Sun Shield – SPF 50+

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Whoever can’t resist the pull of the waves. Each skin type reacts differently to the sun. That’s why we’ve developed for pigmentation levels of individual skin types. Consumers will love the peace of mind when they hit the surf.

Concepts & Solutions

Sustainability

Commitment: life-loving consumers want to trust in a bright future and a world worth living in. To satisfy this inner need, we have made a deep commitment to achieving greater sustainability. BASF’s Care Creations® will support your sustainability strategy with ingredients that are ecologically sourced, conserve resources or help avoid negative environmental or social impact. Promise.

Concepts & Solutions

Palm Dialog

Commitment: Our Journey Towards Sustainable Oil Palm Products. BASF wants to ensure that its renewable-based products are made from sustainably sourced raw materials.

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Antipollution skincare

Concept: We all want our skin to be healthy and clean, which includes protection against environmental pollutants. BASF tested different cosmetic ingredients for their ability to reduce particle adhesion and improve their removability. Turns out, polymers play a key role in this endeavor.

New & Focused Products

Sacred Patch™

NEW: A comforting hug for your sensitive skin. Inspired by ancestral Japanese beauty rituals, Sacred Patch™ is based on a molecular patch technology to harness the power of the valuable algal polysaccharide Sacran.

Formulations

High Performance Sun Lotion – SPF 50

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Whoever hears the song of the sea. With this inclusive UV protection formulation we provide the right protection with a high SPF and a good level of UVA cover.

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Matching Melanin Sun Care Power – SPF 30

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Whoever loves fun in the sun. Even melanin-rich skin needs the right protection. Melanogenesis may be nature’s ingenious ultraviolet light filter, but it can go only so far in protecting from prolonged sun exposure. We deliver targeted and high UV protection and moisturization to skin in a cream-gel texture that provides a nice look and an even tone.

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Transparent & Adaptable Sun Care – SPF 30

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Whoever wants invisible sun care. Consumers are looking for sun care that doesn’t leave a thick visible layer. This formulation supports sun protection without leaving any visible residue. People want to show off their beauty, not their sunscreen.

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City Sun Care Fluid – SPF 15

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Whoever loves big city life. Big city lifestyles are full of opportunities and excitement, but people are also aware of the risks – consumers want protection, for example, from harmful ultraviolet radiation. "City Sun Care Fluid – SPF 15" takes away the worry of UV exposure. 

Concepts & Solutions

EcoSun Pass

Concept: Damage done to coral reefs and the water quality of the oceans are becoming more and more the focus of attention among consumers as well as manufacturers of sun care products. Our EcoSun Pass is a new methodology that evaluates the environmental compatibility of UV filter systems in sunscreens – to develop formulations that are good for people AND the environment.

Concepts & Solutions

Silicone Alternative Solutions

Concept: Cosmetics are initially perceived via their different textures and sensory attributes. A smooth touch can be an important factor in a consumer’s choice of products. Nevertheless, the ingredients used also need to follow a sustainable approach. That’s why BASF has developed a range of light emollients that don’t compromise on performance. The goal: to match or surpass the benefits of silicones while fulfilling demands for eco-friendliness.

Live Events & Videos

Inolixir™ Booster

Product video: The shot of well-being for healthy skin.
2:37 min.

Live Events & Videos

Emollient Jockey – Webinar recording

Formulators can easily be lost in information: EJ is combining all these tools helping you to find the right information for Emollients. 
Afternoon session with Yeah-Young Baek, Sandip Bhattacharya & Christopher Neary 
Monheim, June 2020
25 min. | Login required

Live Events & Videos

EcoSun Pass – Webinar recording

Consumers are increasingly aware of the impact sunscreens can have on ecosystems, with an emphasis on the wellbeing of coral reefs.
Webevent with Ulrich Issberner, Myriam Sohn, Marcel Schnyder
Global Technical Center Sun Care
39 min. | Login required

Formulations

Soothing Cleansing Transformer

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This formulation has been developed as part of our “Anti-Pollution” concept focusing on the topic “Cleansing”. The transparent oil could be applied on the face as “Leave-On” cleanser and the surplus oil could be removed using a tissue. “Soothing Cleansing Transformer” consists of Cetiol® Ultimate and Cetiol® Sensoft promoting the excellent cleansing power of the oil. The oil provides a silky and velvet touch.

Formulations

COSMOS Styling Gel

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Find out about our market-ready product concepts to support you in developing your formulations and help you get the most out of our products and expertise.

Formulations

"Don’t let the dirt in" Shielding Skin Cream

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This formulation has been developed as part of our “Anti-Pollution” concept focusing on the topic “Anti-Penetration”. “Don’t let the dirt in” Shielding Skin Cream contains the anionic emulsifier Eumulgin® SG in combination with the polymers Rheocare® XGN and Tinovis® GTC UP. It is a light and fast absorbing emulsion with non-sticky and soft sensory properties.

Live Events & Videos

PeptAIde™ 4.0

Product video: PeptAIde™ 4.0, a new product from BASF, offers a safe and nature-based remedy for hair and skin damage caused by silent inflammation. To develop this plant-based active ingredient, BASF researchers used the power of Artificial Intelligence.
3:45 min.

Live Events & Videos

Antipollution skincare – Webinar recording

There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ when it comes to your skin. That’s why BASF has developed a comprehensive approach for multi-dimensional skin protection against environmental pollution. A set of new test methods allows to create innovative skin care formulations with proven anti-pollution effects.

1h 6 min. | Login required

Live Events & Videos

Lamesoft® Balance – Webinar recording

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One of highlights is Lamesoft® Balance, a product to stabilize rinse-off formulations for skin and hair the natural way. Derived from 100 percent natural feedstock, it is a readily biodegradable and cold processable compound meeting today’s demand for eco-friendly ingredients.

24 min. | Login required

Live Events & Videos

Luviset® 360

Styling in six dimensions. Our styling polymer Luviset® 360 provides an efficient styling performance in six dimensions: The innovative product offers strong, flexible and long-lasting hold as well as low flaking. It supports anti-pollution claims and allows for new textures. This makes it perfectly suited for producing high viscous styling products with no or low movement inside the package.

46 min. | Login required

Live Events & Videos

Natural Cosmetics – Webinar recording

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BASF Care Creations®’ webinar about Natural Cosmetics – prepared for the polish-speaking audience.

2h 33 min. | Login required

Live Events & Videos

Natural Styling – Webinar recording

Great hairstyles come naturally
Natural, clean and with a low environmental impact – these are currently the three most important consumer demands for haircare products. Our solution: a new Natural Styling Concept to help you develop formulations that fulfill the trend towards “Green Beauty”.

1h 6 min. | Login required

Live Events & Videos

Neutrol® MGDA – Webinar recording

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Biodegradable complexing agent. With Neutrol® MGDA, BASF’s Care Creations® creates a highly stable, eco-friendly complexing agent (also called: chelating agent) for personal care applications. It is readily biodegradable and stands out due to its excellent ecological and toxicological profile. Complexing agents are used in cosmetic products to form very stable complexes with metal ions, thereby inactivating their negative influences on the final formulation.

8 min. | Login required

New & Focused Products

Bix’Active®

The cutaneous diet for a pure and mattified skin.
While 35 percent of people worldwide grapple with oily skin, the topical solutions available are often not suitable for African types of skin. This skin type not only tends to produce more sebum, it also has a different composition of sebum and skin lipids, and shininess can be more pronounced. A clinical study now confirmed that BASF’s Bix’Activ® is especially effective on oily African skin.

New & Focused Products

Cetiol® C 5C

A nature-based emollient with sensory appeal. Eco-labels and great skincare are strong selling points. Cetiol® C 5C is a fast-spreading emollient that provides light skinfeel similar to cyclomethicone.

New & Focused Products

Cetiol® Ultimate

The natural-based, fresh, dry and volatile emollient. Cetiol® Ultimate, a very light and volatile emollient - provides a superb solution to meet the rising market demand for new formulation textures and appealing skin sensations in cosmetics industry.

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Dehyton® SFA

Our ultra-mild, cold processable and easy-to-handle surfactant blend for shampoo and body wash formulations.

New & Focused Products

Euperlan® OP White

Our opacifier dispersion Euperlan® OP White isn’t only wax-based and readily-biodegradable, it also offers a superior white appearance and meets today’s demand for ecologically friendly ingredients. Its unique properties make it particularly suitable for skin and hair cleansing formulations which are ecolabel conform.

New & Focused Products

Hydagen® Aquaporin

Booster of cellular water channels. Building on scientific findings awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, BASF Care Creations® has developed its  active ingredient Hydagen® Aquaporin. Its active matter is made of highly concentrated glyceryl glucoside, one of the best-known Aquaporin-stimulating substances. The hydration-boosting effect of Hydagen® Aquaporin has been proven in both in-vitro and in-vivo studies.

New & Focused Products

Hydrasensyl® Glucan Green

Economic, multifunctional Beta-Glucan. Frequently washing our hands is one of the best things we can currently do to prevent a further spread of the coronavirus. Yet, all the washing and scrubbing is a huge challenge for the protective barrier of our skin. So, don’t forget to regularly cherish your hands with a suitable cream. Nourishing components like Hydrasensyl® Glucan help moisturize, smooth and soothe the skin.

New & Focused Products

Lamesoft® Balance

One of highlights is Lamesoft® Balance, a product to stabilize rinse-off formulations for skin and hair the natural way. Derived from 100 percent natural feedstock, it is a readily biodegradable and cold processable compound meeting today’s demand for eco-friendly ingredients.

New & Focused Products

Luviset® 360

Consumers are increasingly looking for styling products that offer flexible, but strong hold which are less likely to flake. Our styling polymer Luviset® 360 for exceptional textures provides very strong but flexible hold. Luviset® has self-thickening capabilities and needs less carbomer thickener. This makes it perfectly suited for producing high viscous styling products with no or low movement inside the package.

New & Focused Products

Rambutan

Every ingredient has its story.
Take part in our wonderful journey to the south eastern Vietnamese province of Đồng Nai, the ideal place for the cultivation of a delicious and refreshing fruit: Rambutan. Moderately sweet, similar to lychee and somewhat floral, the #rambutanfruit is, from a nutritional standpoint, a good source of natural sugars, potassium, calcium and magnesium.

New & Focused Products

Rheocare® XGN

Suspend, stabilize, thicken. Oral care, face, hair and body care and cleansing – the crystal-clear polymer Rheocare®  XGN is suitable for a wide spectrum of personal care products.

New & Focused Products

Scalposine™

The detox ritual for healthy scalp. Did you know that our lifestyle can negatively influence our scalp health? Check out our new active ingredient Scalposine™ – a true scalp detox that can restore beauty and health.

New & Focused Products

Texapon® SFA

Our naturally derived, anionic surfactant for ultra-mild, even tear-free rinse-off formulations.

New & Focused Products

Tinosorb® S Lite Aqua

Sun protection with a light skin feel. Our UV filter Tinosorb® S Lite Aqua is based on a unique technology to bring broad-band UV protection to the water phase. This allows cosmetic manufacturers to reduce the UV filter load in the oil phase for more formulation flexibility and lighter formulations. Distributing the UV filter load between the oil and water phase boosts the SPF and UV-A protection factor. Pull the plug on greasy skin sensation and whitening effect!

New & Focused Products

Tinosorb® A2B

Our most efficient UVB/A2 filter ideal for environmentally enhanced systems without EHMC and OCR.

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