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The world around us is constantly evolving - and so is the cosmetics industry, with the emergence of natural standards and more sustainably concious consumers both playing a part.

In 2018, there were around 20,000 personal care products launched in Europe with a ‘natural’ claim - that’s a huge increase from the turn of the century where there were virtually none!


Within the personal care industry, we’ve identified two main sub-trends;

As a response to these trends, say hello to Surfachem’s, ‘For the Earth, From the Earth’ concept, our solution to creating a more sustainable world by using naturally derived ingredients and minimal packaging.

Within this concept is ‘One Bar’, our shortlisted ‘Laura Marshall Award for Innovation’ formulation.

For more information on ‘One Bar’, click here.



For the Earth

From the Earth

Key Ingredients

Table 1: For the Earth / Table 2: From the Earth

Product INCI Producer Overview
ERYLITE® F8030 FINE Erythritol Jungbunzlauer ERYLITE® is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol, produced commercially by microbial fermentation of a carbohydrate substrate. ERYLITE® is approved as moisturiser and humectant
ISOLAN® GPS Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/ Polyhydroxysterate/Sebacate Evonik ISOLAN® GPS is a PEG-free emulsifier based on vegetable raw materials with excellent emulsion stabilisation properties, even at low emulsifier concentrations
RHEANCE One Glycolipids Evonik RHEANCE ONE is a new class of all-natural ingredients for rinse-off applications. It is intended for cleansing, solubilising and foaming additive for gentle personal cleansing formulations. It provides pleasant sensory benefits with a dense and creamy foam that rinses easily from skin
TEGOSOFT® AC MB Isoamyl Cocoate Evonik TEGOSOFT® AC MB is a very light emollient, completely based on natural raw material. It has very low viscosity, low oiliness and absorbs easily
VIAMERINE® WH 36 Hydroxysteraric/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides Aldivia VIAMERINE® WH36 consists of a mix of polyglycerides of 100% vegetable origin. It is a polyactive agent combining efficiency and sensorality. It has excellent emulsification, hydration, anti-wrinkling and sensorial properties
Product INCI Producer Overview
Hairflux® Cosmetic Active Ingredient blend based on Sphingolipids Evonik Hairflux® is an active for hair care. It is highly effective at low concentrations and improves the overall scalp health by reducing itching, dryness and erythema
LATHANOL® LAL COARSE Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate Stepan LATHANOL® LAL COARSE is a Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, used as a primary/secondary surfactant, foaming agent, wetting agent and/or emulsifier. It is milder to skin than ethoxylated alcohol sulfates
PERLASTAN® Rheo2Green1 Lauryl glucoside, disodium cocoyl glutamate Schill & Seilacher PERLASTAN® Rheo2Green1 is a surfactant concentrate. It has a rich, fine-pored foam. Outstanding micellar self-thickening at pH 4.8 and is mild to skin and eyes
PAIR2PHASE2 Potassium Cetyl, Phosphate; Oryza Sativa Bran Cera Schill & Seilacher Pair2Phase2 is an anionic emulsifier. It allows the formulation of water resistant products with soothing skin feel without stickiness. Due to its driving force to form lamellar surfactant phases, potassium cetyl phosphate takes care to regulate humidity on the skin
SORBOSIL™ BFG 10 Hydrated Silica PQ Corporation SORBOSIL™ BFG 10 acts as a cleansing agent based on non-pigmented silica granules. It provides novel visual and sensory effects. It offers controlled particle strength and size, low abrasion and excellent compatability
STEPAN-MILD® GCC Glyceryl Caprylate / Caprate Stepan STEPAN-MILD® GCC is a 100% bio-based emollient ester. It can boost the foam volume, enhance viscosity, gives conditioning properties and can offer a polymer-free suspending system. Lastly, its melting character and sensory properties can be an asset in skin care formulations
TEGO® Solve 61 MB Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate Polyglyceryl-3 Cocoate Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate Polyglyceryl-6 Ricinoleate Evonik TEGO® Solve 61 MB is a PEG-free solubiliser for natural oils and lipophilic emollients. It shows very good solubilising properties for natural and fatty oils

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Monday, 11 November 2019