Functional ingredients


What’s driving us? Envisioning the next benefit is about developing outstanding product features made for tomorrow’s customer needs. We are not just connected with the latest market trends and needs, but we are envisioning the next benefit ahead, emerging from new consumers or Indie brands. Our commitment is to develop more efficient technologies to fulfill the sophisticated consumer needs of hair and skin, like improved protection, enhanced performance or sophisticated conditioning and boosting solutions.

In this cluster we cover traditional and newest claims and benefits our technologies can offer to consumers. A broad spectrum of claims and innovative benefits from conditioning agents to UV sunscreen, anti-dandruff, hair repairing etc. We focus on delivering superior technologies to provide even better and visible benefits to consumers.


Product highlights

  • Anti-dandruff

  • Anti-perspirants

    • Caremag D

      Consumer enthusiasm for safer, natural Personal Care is spreading to deodorants, reflected in the steadily increasing demand for new deodorants claiming to be aluminum-free. more

  • Encapsulation technology

    • VitiSpheres®

      With Clariant’s newly developed VitiSpheres® encapsulation technology, active cosmetic substances are able to penetrate deep into the skin. more

  • Hair conditioning agents

    • Genadvance® Hydra

      GENADVANCE® Hydra (INCI: Lauryl/Myristyl Polyricinoleate & Glycerin) is one of Clariant’s most Nature-friendly hair care ingredients 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, this hair conditioning agent can be also used in products for children. more

    • Genadvance® Life

      GENADVANCE® Life (INCI: Polyquaternium-116) is a hair conditioning agent that 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 (INCI: Quaternium-98) 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 hair conditioning agent, so very economical to use. more

    • Plantasens Crambisol

      Plantasens® Crambisol (INCI: Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Phytosterols, Oleyl Alcohol) 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

  • Neutralizers

    • Neutrotain DMG

      NeutroTain DMG (INCI: Dimethylglucamine), renewable and versatile neutralizer for hair dyes, straighteners, aqueous gels and vegetable fatty acid soaps. This mild alkaline neutralizer is based on sugar. more

  • UV sunscreen

    • Eclipsogen Sorb M

      This UV filter provides a broad absorption spectrum, is highly photostable and compatible with most cosmetic ingredients. It's easy to formulate, allowing cold process formulation, and boosts efficacy for other UVB absorbers. more

    • Eclipsogen Sorb S

      Highly efficient in formulations even at low concentrations. Intensive protection from UVA filters. Easy to formulate, e.g. readily solubilized in commonly used cosmetic emollients. more

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