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Active Ingredients

What are ‘Active Ingredients’?

Active ingredients address the skin concern and deliver the proposed benefits to the target area.


Protecting our Skin Barrier

Following a surge in environmental activism over the last year, now more than ever, we’re aware of the climate crisis. Consequently, the beauty industry’s environmental effect will no doubt continue to be a priority in 2020, with anti-pollution skincare set to become part of your daily regime (Independent, 2020).

The skin care market is constantly seeing new active ingredient launches. For example, the latest innovations in personalised skin care enable users to mix their own active ingredients in their home, which previously, has only taken place in laboratories (Cosmetics Business, 2020).

Active Ingredient Functions

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In partnership with Evonik, Surfachem distributes a wide variety of active ingredients. As a primary supplier of actives, we are proud to represent Evonik’s extensive portfolio.

Active Ingredients Catalogue 2020 - Skin and hair care actives catalogue from Evonik


Evonik Active Ingredients

New Active Ingredients

Ingredient Technology Platform Key Benefits
TEGO Renewha Malto Specialty Alpha Hydroxy Acids In addition to skin exfoliation benefits, this ingredient can also provide several addition skin protective benefits.
TEGO Renewha Lacto Specialty Alpha Hydroxy Acids Effective skin renewal (exfoliating) but also sensitive to the skin (traditional AHAs are skin irritating).
TEGO Renewha Mandelic Specialty Alpha Hydroxy Acids Improves various skin conditions including UV-driven lentigenes, darkening of skin seen with melasma, inflammatory acne, wrinkles, and fine lines.
TEGO Renewha HODA Specialty Alpha Hydroxy Acids Provides a good balance between low skin irritation and appearance benefit performance.
TEGO Renewha Cap Specialty Alpha Hydroxy Acids Absorbs more slowly into the skin, thereby reducing overall irritation potential.
TEGO Sterol KCS Cholesterol Specialities Re-enforces natural skin barrier with better solubility than cholesterol.
TEGO Sterol 7-DHC Cholesterol Specialities Elevates the skin's protective powers, can protect against damage from UV radiation.
TEGO Natural Baicalin Plant Extracts Suitable for the treatment of very dry skin conditions alleviating inflammatory reactions.
TEGO Natural Citrus Plant Extracts Exceptional antioxidative effect for a radiant and harmonised skin appearance.
TEGO Natural Mangifera Plant Extracts Strong antioxidative properties that effectively delays skin aging.
TEGO Natural Matricaria Plant Extracts Increases dermal density and elasticity and is suited for age-defying skin care solutions.
TEGO Natural Phloretin Plant Extracts Boasts energising antioxidative properties for a healthy-looking skin with additional skin defense potential.
TEGO Natural Amaranth Plant Extracts Provides a smooth skin feel and retains the skin’s elasticity and prevents photodamage.
HyaCare Tremella HyaCare Boasts excellent moisturisation, exceptional water retention and antioxidant properties.
TEGO Pep 3-Recover Peptides and Amino Acids Renews the skin’s health and to reduce the visible signs of aging.
TEGO Pep 3-Boost Peptides and Amino Acids Promotes a healthy hair life cycle, strengthening of the hair follicle and improvement to scalp health.

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Tuesday, 29 September 2020



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