The two new concepts build on the company’s application concept strategy unveiled in April, which aims to help customers easily identify the raw materials they need for their particular formulations.
“The overall concept strategy for Clariant is to offer a broad range of specialties for a specific or trend-driven industry application to our customers” Elmar Busch, global business director of Clariant’s personal division told CosmeticsDesign.
“Clariant works to support its personal care customers with solutions that deliver the maximum in quality and convenience. Extending our concept strategy with the new silicone-free and deco-cosmetics concepts achieves exactly this,” he added.
The company’s silicone-free concept offers solutions for both silk and velvet skin-feel, and is suitable for use in a wide variety of products, including sprayable lotions, gels and make-up applications.
As the non-biodegradable nature of silicone restricts its use in natural and eco-labelled products, the silicone-free alternative is expected to appeal to customers seeking to develop eco-friendly formulations that maintain the soft-touch characteristics of silicone.
The silicone-free products cover emulsifiers, active ingredients and rheology modifiers, which are used as cosmetics thickeners in products such as shampoo.
The deco-cosmetics concept offers a wide range of raw materials that, as well as easing formulation development, can combine convenient use with better end results, say Clariant.
The products, which include emulsifiers, pigment dispersers and emollients, can improve features such as skin feel, water repellency and stability. Additionally, they can provide a natural, sustainable solution for green cosmetics.
Using GM-free and renewable resources
Hostacerin SFO emulsifier, for example, is entirely based on renewable vegetable and GM-free sources and manufactured using an energy saving process.
Busch said that in many cases, available alternatives on the market do not match the skin feel requirements or economical benchmark. “Clariant is putting a lot of emphasis in development to meet these requirements,” he said.
Concepts for men’s care, wet wipes and the environmentally-friendly EcoTain products, are also offered by the company.