‘Groundbreaking’ new soap: ultra-mild, 100% soap free, pH 5.5 base noodle

By Lucy Whitehouse contact

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‘Groundbreaking’ new soap: ultra-mild, 100% soap free, pH 5.5 base noodle
UK-based global speciality ingredients manufacturer Stephenson has launched what it calls a “groundbreaking new soap noodle”, Syndopal, which is ultra mild and taps into trends around balanced pH and soap-free formulation.

The company says that more than five years of research and development has led to a global first in the syndets market with the creation of this new product.

“Stephenson have been working on Syndopal for over five years with the objective of creating a high-quality base that enables contract manufacturers and brands to add value to their existing product portfolio,” the company says.

“Technology, innovation and science have led the firm to create the innovative new base, with the capability of manufacturing syndets using existing extruded equipment.”

Syndopal will  be showcased at in-cosmetics Global 2019 in April. The product is a soap-free, ph 5.5-6.5 base noodle, which produces an ultra-mild syndet bar, ensuring superior cleansing to produce premium quality syndet or combi-bars, which gently remove dirt, oil and make-up without disrupting the skin’s natural barrier.

As well as being 100% soap free and ultra-mild, other key benefits for consumers include its suitability for sensitive skin, non-irritant, non-drying, paraben free and peg-free.

What makes it special?

Stephenson says that in order to create the new product, it revisited the production process to overcome the longstanding problem of manufacturing traditional flaky and brittle syndet bases.

According to the company, many manufacturers do not have access to the specialist equipment required which means that their product range capability and profitability is restricted.

Jamie Bentley, CEO of Stephenson, says: “Syndet bases are notoriously difficult to work with due to their brittle structure, unlike normal extruded soap noodles. This rules out production for many manufacturers as they just don’t have the specialist equipment capable of doing the job.”

He continues: “We realised this was a real challenge for many of our customers who wanted to expand their range and create soap-free products but couldn’t due to how difficult it was to process and manufacture syndets.

“We knew that if we could develop a base that was more like traditional extruded soap noodles, we could help our customers access and open up new markets, add value and offer their own customers something different through product diversification.

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