Personal care formulations & cosmetic ingredients

The latest trends & formulations

FOR PERSONAL CARE

Clariant Personal Care offers a complete range of cosmetic ingredients, including actives, care ingredients such as moisturizers and emollients, emulsifiers, film formers, hair conditioning agents, pearlizers, preservatives, and mild surfactants.

 

We provide innovative and premium personal care ingredients to support hair & skin care globally and offer premium cosmetic formulations as well as specific solutions for applications such as men’s care, teenage or baby care, wet wipes, color cosmetics, hair styling and sun protection.

  • Products

    Clariant Personal Care offers continuous new products and solutions according to you and your customers´ needs. Learn more about the range of products we offer below.

    • Active

      • Plantasens Olive Active HP

        The skin’s natural aging process cannot be stopped, but Plantasens® Olive Active HP can help slow it down significantly. As a powerful anti-aging active, Plantasens Olive Active HP, acts as a natural shield on skin and efficiently protects it from UV-induced lipid peroxidation, scavenges reactive oxygen species (ROS), and prevents the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). more

      • Plantasens Crambisol

        Plantasens® Crambisol was designed to address damaged and thinning hair. As a natural hair active it penetrate through the cuticle layers and into the cortex for strengthening the hair from the inside out. Especially suitable for rinse-off and leave-on products, Crambisol is recommended up to 5% in application. more

      • Locron L

        Locron L is an antiperspirant active especially for roll-on and pump spray. more

      • Locron LIC

        Locron LIC is an antiperspirant active especially for roll-on and pump sprays, with improved clarity and lower iron content. more

      • Locron P

        Locron P is an antiperspirant active for aerosol spray or stick application. more

      • Locron S

        Locron S is an anhydrous antiperspirant active for several types of antiperspirants. more

    • Care Ingredient

      • Plantasens Abyssinian Oil

        Plantasens Abyssinian Oil is native to the sunny windswept African highlands. Filled with benefits only the African earth and sun make possible, this cold-pressed natural oil illuminates hair and nourishes skin without any greasy after feel. Beautiful to the touch, the oil delights with its ultra-light texture. more

      • Plantasens Serums

        Plantasens® Serums are the surest and quickest way to beautiful healthy skin – only simpler. Packed with vitamins, essential fatty acids, phytosterols and olive unsaponifiables, these nutrient-rich lipidic solutions are specially formulated to provide exactly what your skin needs. more

      • Plantasens Olive LD

        Plantasens Olive LD is a very stable natural alternative to silicone with a mimics silicone sensory profile. It is very light, non-greasy and rapidly absorbed. more

      • Plantasens Olive Squalane

        Plantasens Olive Squalane is 100% olive origin and gives a soft and conditioned skin without greasy after feel. more

      • Plantasens Sensorial Butters

        Plantasens® Sensorial Butters offer a delightful sensory experience. Each one offers a very creamy texture for soft and smooth skin, and is especially manufactured to enhance the sensory profile of a formulation thanks to its unique crystallization process. more

      • Plantasens Natural Butters

        Plantasens® Natural Butters are extracted directly from various seeds and nuts in nature. Each of them offering some of nature’s best moisturizers for skin and hair, like Cocoa and Shea Butter from West Africa, Mango Butter from Southeast Asia or Babassu Butter from Brazil. more

      • Plantasens VP R15

        Plantasens® VP R15 is a vegetable alternative to petrolatum that is designed to provide deep moisturization and utmost protection for the skin, while allowing it to breathe naturally. The VP R15 is ideal to use in skin care formulations and it‘s especially effective against dry skin. more

    • Emulsifier & Solubilizer

      • Emulsogen CCT Flex

        Emulsogen CCT Flex provides a simple system to create emulsions in a cold process from an easy-to-use concentrate. more

      • Hostacerin DGI

        Hostacerin DGI is a polyglycerol based emulsifier with high emulsifying effect and pleasant skin feel. more

      • Hostaphat KL 340 D

        Hostaphat KL 340 D is a very efficient, preneutralized, anionic O/W emulsifier. Its high HLB value allows the manufacture of emulsions with all types of oils and UV filters. more

      • Plantasens Natural Emulsifier CP40

        Plantasens® Natural Emulsifier CP40 (W/O) is a cold processable, plant-based emulsifier offering pure pampering skin benefits. It can easily incorporate UV filters into a formulation, making it an excellent choice for protecting and sun care (including water resistant) formulations. more

      • Plantasens Natural Emulsifier CP5

        Plantasens Natural Emulsifier CP5 (W/O) is a cold processable emulsifier, offering instant moisturization to the skin and a surprisingly light sensation. These are unique features for a natural water-in-oil emulsifier. more

      • Plantasens Natural Emulsifier HE20

        Plantasens® Natural Emulsifier HE20 (O/W) is ideal for platform approaches. Its one-pot process offers formulators a faster, simplified and energy efficient manufacturing process to develop oil-in-water emulsions with a light and velvety after feel. more

      • Plantasens Natural Emulsifier HP10

        Plantasens® Natural Emulsifier HP10 (O/W) absorbs very quickly due to its quick break effect, without leaving any residue. This emulsifier also promotes the formation of liquid crystal structures, helping formulators develop very stable creams with fresh and moisturizing properties. more

      • Plantasens Natural Emulsifier HP30

        Plantasens® Natural Emulsifier HP30 (O/W) has been developed to give formulators more control over viscosity. In addition, this emulsifier‘s affinity to the skin’s amino-acid structure provides the skin a smooth, silky feel. more

    • Film Forming

    • Hair Conditioning Agent

      • Genadvance™ Hydra

        GENADVANCE™ HYDRA is one of Clariant’s most Nature-friendly hair care ingredients, EcoCert™ approved, and for consumers who need to take care of their hair’s everyday wear and tear. Coming from a family of natural moisturizers, it delivers a great after-feel on dry hair. Hair feels moisturized and manageable. Because of its properties, it can be also used in products for children. more

      • Genadvance™ Life

        GENADVANCE™ LIFE brings hair back to life. It is particularly efficient for thin and limp hair, delivering volume, shine and a breath of new life into hair. It will not make hair frizzy, can be used in many hair care formats, especially in silicone-free products, and it is very eco-friendly. more

      • Genadvance™ Repair

        GENADVANCE™ REPAIR does what its name promises, making very damaged hair sleek, smooth and healthy again. It also prevents further damage much better than current damage-protecting ingredients. GENADVANCE™ REPAIR is probably the most weight efficient ingredient in its class, so very economic to use. more

      • Genamin CTAC 50

        Genamin CTAC 50 is a cationic surfactant for hair conditioner. more

      • Genamin CTAC 50 ET

        Genamin CTAC 50 ET is a surfactant (cationic) for hair conditioner. more

      • Genamin KDMP

        Genamin KDMP is a cationic surfactant for hair conditioner. more

      • Genamin PDAC

        Genamin PDAC is a cationic polymer for Skin & Hair Cleansing and Hair Care products. It leaves a non-visible, smooth film which is protecting the hair. Furthermore Genamin PDAC has good softening and anti-static effect properties. more

      • Genamin PQ 43 PB

        Genamin PQ 43 PB is a hair conditioning agent and a carrier for actives. It is an excellent skin conditioner that leaves a silky skin afterfeel. more

    • Pearlizer

      • Perlogen SF 3000

        Excellent pearlizing shine at low use concentrations due to special product manufacturing process. more

    • Preservative

      • JM ActiCare

        JM ActiCare is a silver-based preservative for personal care products. more

      • JM ActiCare P

        JM ActiCare P is a silver-based preservative for personal care products. more

      • Nipaguard PO5

        Nipaguard® PO blends deliver superior performance compared to other market standards. Derived from Piroctone Olamine, these highly efficient blends provide you with an all-in-one preservation – from formula to headspace. They are easy to handle and process. more

      • Nipaguard POB

        Nipaguard® PO blends deliver superior performance compared to other market standards. Derived from Piroctone Olamine, these highly efficient blends provide you with an all-in-one preservation – from formula to headspace. They are easy to handle and process. more

      • Nipaguard POM

        Nipaguard® PO blends deliver superior performance compared to other market standards. Derived from Piroctone Olamine, these highly efficient blends provide you with an all-in-one preservation – from formula to headspace. They are easy to handle and process. more

      • Nipaguard SCE

        Nipaguard SCE is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent comprised of a synergistic blend of benzoic acid in Velsan SC (INCI: Sorbitan Caprylate) and propanediol. The product exhibits microbial activity against a wide range of bacteria, yeast and molds. Nipaguard SCE is Ecocert certified, which makes it ideal for preservation of cosmetic products with “natural”claims. more

      • Nipaguard SCP

        Nipaguard SCP is part of the Nipaguard Zero line of optimized preservative blends that contain no parabens, yet deliver comparable performance. Nipaguard SCP is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent comprising a synergistic blend of Velsan SC in Phenoxyethanol designed for preservation of a wide range of cosmetics and toiletries. It provides activity against gram positive and gram negative bacteria, yeasts, and moulds. more

      • Nipaguard SCS

        Nipaguard® SCS is a safe and highly effective alternative to Phenoxyethanol, Parabens and Benzoic Acid. Based on our intelligent triple technology (made from anti-bacterial agent Piroctone Olamine, preservative booster Velsan® SC and solubilizers GlucoTain® and Hostaphat®), this next generation easy-to-formulate preservative system offers maximum preservation, product stability and flexibility in formulation. In addition, it has a broad tolerance of pH 4~8, making it easy to use in applications. more

      • Nipaguard SCV

        Nipaguard SCV is part of the Nipaguard Zero line of optimized preservative blends that contain no parabens, yet deliver comparable performance. Nipaguard SCV is a synergistic broad spectrum blend of antimicrobial agents comprising Velsan SC, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol and Benzoic Acid. more

      • Velsan AS

        Velsan AS is a multifunctional ingredient for skin and hair care products. more

      • Velsan SC

        Velsan SC is a rheology modifier, emulsifier and preservative booster in skin care products. For more details see our Innovation Spotlight video . more

    • Rheology Modifier

      • Aristoflex AVC

        Aristoflex AVC is a versatile polymer, offering exceptional rheological properties for all kinds of cosmetic formulations. This multi-purpose rheology modifier (pre-neutralized) gives formulations an excellent sensoric benefit, and is ideal for cream gels and aftershave products with melting sensorics, e.g. in suncare and mens care. more

      • Aristoflex AVL

        Aristoflex AVL is a liquid, ready-to-use polymeric emulsifier. more

      • Aristoflex AVS

        Aristoflex AVS is rheology modifier with excellent sensoric benefits. more

      • Aristoflex BLV

        Aristoflex BVL is a polymeric emulsifier for low viscous formulations. more

      • Aristoflex HMB

        Aristoflex HMB is a polymeric emulsifier compatible with high amount of oils and surfactants. more

      • Aristoflex TAC

        Aristoflex TAC is suspending agent suitable for surfactant based systems. more

      • Aristoflex Velvet

        Aristoflex Velvet is a multi-purpose rheology modifier delivering soft, velvet skin feel and unique benefits in a wide range of formulations. more

    • Surfactant

      • Genagen SC 15

        Genagen SC 15 is a highly concentrated, flowable and pumpable surfactant combination consisting out of Sodium and Cocamide MEA (CMEA). more

      • Genagen SC 35

        Genagen SC 35 is a basic surfactant blend of alkyl diglycol ether sulfate sodium salt and coconut fatty acid monoethanolamide. more

      • Genamin BTMS

        Genamin BTMS is a surfactant for hair conditioner. more

      • Genamin CTAC 25

        Genamin CTAC 25 is a surfactant (cationic) for hair conditioner. more

      • GlucoTain Care

        GlucoTain Care is the most tender in our mild surfactant family. With its rich and creamy foam, it still remains easy to rinse off and leaves a gently conditioned and moisturized after feel. Especially suitable for dry, damaged and sensitive hair and skin. Due to its sensory profile it is recommended for conditioning, repair and baby shampoos as well as pampering facial cleansers. GlucoTain Care formulations are available below in the 'Downloads' tab. Discover Value with GlucoTain. To learn more, click here . more

      • GlucoTain Clear

        GlucoTain Clear is our EO- and PEG-free hero for fresh and light formulations and an excellent solubilizer for fragrances for all kinds of products. This surfactant offers formulations a boost through light and fluffy foam, easy rinse-off and a squeaky-clean skin feel. Suitable for all skin types, GlucoTain Clear provides an ideal solution for refreshing, vitalizing shower products, hand wash and 2-in-1 shower and hair products. GlucoTain Clear formulations are available below in the 'Downloads' tab. Discover Value with GlucoTain. To learn more, click here . more

      • GlucoTain Flex

        GlucoTain® Flex is our versatile solution offering freedom when formulating. It supports the development of sulfate-free and CAPB-free formulations, and with its creamy foam, it leaves a squeaky-clean and nourished after feel. GlucoTain Flex formulations are available below in the 'Downloads' tab. Discover Value with GlucoTain. To learn more, click here . more

      • GlucoTain liquiFlex

        GlucoTain® liquiFlex is our multipurpose liquid solution offering an easy way to be creative when formulating. It provides high foam, easy hair combing, skin conditioning and leaves a nourishing after feel. GlucoTain® liquiFlex is suitable for shower gels, shampoos, sulfate-free formats and handwash formulations. more

      • GlucoTain Plus

        GlucoTain® Plus is our passionate lathering cleanser. With its light and abundant foam, it leaves the skin with a deep clean feel and makes hair cleansing truly enjoyable. GlucoTain Plus works best with: Facial cleansers for oily skin, make up removers, deep cleansing shampoos for oily and greasy hair as well as anti-dandruff shampoos. Discover Value with GlucoTain. To learn more, click here . more

      • Hostapon CT paste

        Hostapon CT paste is an effective mild surfactant and foam enhancer to enable the trend towards milder washes. more

      • Hostapon SG

        Hostapon SG is a mild amino acid based anionic surfactant, also is based on glycine and coconut oil. Hostapon SG gives a rich, creamy foam and contributes to skin feel. It gives excellent rinsability, especially in hard water areas which can help save water when showering. This benefits the consumer and the environment. more

    • Exposure to damaging ultraviolet radiation is associated with 90% of skin cancers, along with premature skin aging, such as skin wrinkling, loss of elasticity, and pigmentation. Our challenge is to keep skin protected from UV-induced skin damage, and to achieve this, Clariantoffers a broad portfolio of UV filters allowing you to formulate relevant solutions for the personal care market. Note: Currently only Eclipsogen BP3 and BP4 are available in the USA.
      • Eclipsogen AVB

        Eclipsogen AVB is a very effective oil-soluble UVA filter, which can be incorporated into most types of sunscreen formulations. INCI: Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane more

      • Eclipsogen BP3

        Eclipsogen BP3 is a very effective oil-soluble UV filter, which can be incorporated into most types of sunscreen formulations, providing a broadband UV absorption (UVA II and UVB). INCI: Benzophenone-3 more

      • Eclipsogen BP4

        Eclipsogen BP4 is a photostable broadband UV absorber (UVB and UVA II efficacy) good for broad spectrum formulations. INCI: Benzophenone-4 USP: Sulisobenzone more

      • Eclipsogen EHMC

        Eclipsogen EHMC is a highly effective UV filter with broad UVB absorbency and excellent solubilization properties. INCI: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate USP: Octinoxate more

      • Eclipsogen EHT

        Eclipsogen EHT is a highly effective photostable UVB filter, particularly suitable for water-resistant products. INCI: Ethylhexyl Triazone more

      • Eclipsogen HOS

        Eclipsogen HOS is an effective UVB filter and excellent solubilizer for crystalline UV absorbers. INCI: Homosalate USP: Homosalate more

      • Eclipsogen EHS

        Eclipsogen EHS is an effective UVB filter and excellent solubilizer for crystalline UV absorbers. INCI: Ethylhexyl Salicylate USP: Octisalate more

      • Eclipsogen OC

        Eclipsogen OC is a highly photostable UV filter, with broad UVB absorbency and excellent solubilizer for crystalline UV absorbers. INCI: Octocrylene USP: Octocrylene more

      • Eclipsogen PBSA

        Eclipsogen PBSA is a highly effective photostable UVB filter suitable for the formulation of transparent water-based sunscreen gels and sprays. INCI: Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid USP: Ensulizole more

      • Eclipsogen DHBT

        Eclipsogen DHBT is an effective oil-soluble UVB filter, with activity in UVA II region with high performance levels. INCI: Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone more


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  • Natural, safe and effective for skin and hair

    EcoTain® stands for the sustainability, safety and effectiveness of personal care ingredients. This means using smart processing approaches and finding ways to make ingredients work more efficiently through multi-functionality.  Learn more about our EcoTain products below.

      • Plantasens Olive LD

        Plantasens Olive LD is a very stable natural alternative to silicone with a mimics silicone sensory profile. It is very light, non-greasy and rapidly absorbed. more

      • Plantasens Olive Squalane

        Plantasens Olive Squalane is 100% olive origin and gives a soft and conditioned skin without greasy after feel. more

      • Hostacerin DGI

        Hostacerin DGI is a polyglycerol based emulsifier with high emulsifying effect and pleasant skin feel. more

      • Velsan SC

        Velsan SC is a rheology modifier, emulsifier and preservative booster in skin care products. For more details see our Innovation Spotlight video . more

      • Hostapon SG

        Hostapon SG is a mild amino acid based anionic surfactant, also is based on glycine and coconut oil. Hostapon SG gives a rich, creamy foam and contributes to skin feel. It gives excellent rinsability, especially in hard water areas which can help save water when showering. This benefits the consumer and the environment. more

      • Perlogen SF 3000

        Excellent pearlizing shine at low use concentrations due to special product manufacturing process. more

      • Velsan SC

        Velsan SC is a rheology modifier, emulsifier and preservative booster in skin care products. For more details see our Innovation Spotlight video . more

      • Velsan AS

        Velsan AS is a multifunctional ingredient for skin and hair care products. more

      • Nipaguard SCE

        Nipaguard SCE is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent comprised of a synergistic blend of benzoic acid in Velsan SC (INCI: Sorbitan Caprylate) and propanediol. The product exhibits microbial activity against a wide range of bacteria, yeast and molds. Nipaguard SCE is Ecocert certified, which makes it ideal for preservation of cosmetic products with “natural”claims. more


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