Sensorial ingredients


What’s driving us? Envisioning all aspects of your senses is about creating appealing formulations capturing every aspect of touch and feel to please the five senses. We are always envisioning and working to enhance the holistic consumer experience with personal care products through the most state-of-the-art and surprising formulation concepts and outstanding technologies like new polymers structures, encapsulation, plant based cleansers and sustainable solutions.

Our sensorials portfolio covers personal care ingredients from mild cleansing solutions to most innovative sensorial experiences. We offer the best cleansing sensorial technologies, innovative and transformative textures, combinations of different sensorial profiles and natural alternatives to create appealing and robust personal care products.


Key concepts

Product highlights

  • Mild surfactants

    • GlucoTain Care

      GlucoTain Care (INCI: Cocoyl Methyl Glucamide) is the most tender in our mild sugar 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.Discover Value with GlucoTain. To learn more, click here. more

    • GlucoTain Clear

      GlucoTain Clear (INCI: Capryloyl/Caproyl Methyl Glucamide) is our EO- and PEG-free hero surfactant for fresh and light formulations and an excellent solubilizer for fragrances for all kinds of products. This sugar 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.Providing powerful foaming and cleaning in personal care and home care formulations, GlucoTain ingredients emit radically less CO2 from cradle to gate than for example the widely used APGs. more

    • GlucoTain Flex

      GlucoTain® Flex (INCI: Lauroyl Methyl Glucamide) is our versatile sugar surfactant 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.Discover Value with GlucoTain. To learn more, click here. more

    • GlucoTain Sense

      This powerful sensory additive adds a deep caring after-feel to your rinse-off formulations. GlucoTain® Sense (INCI: Sunfloweroyl Methylglucamide) is a mild sugar surfactant with refatting effects, it is non-tropical sourced, based on sunflower oil and sugar. more

    • Hostapon CT LIQ

      Hostapon® CT Liquid (INCI: Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate) is a highly effective, low-cost alternative to traditional paste taurates. It is ideal for both cold processable and clear formulations. Hostapon® CT Liquid is your easy-to-formulate, sulfate-free solution. more

    • Hostapon SCI- 85 C

      Hostapon SCI- 85 C (INCI: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate) is a mild, anionic surfactant which gives high, dense and creamy foams making it suitable choice in the production of cream shampoos, body washes, etc.min 84% active substance - Flakes more

  • Rheology modifiers

    • Aristoflex AVS

      Aristoflex AVS (INCI: Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Crosspolymer) is rheology modifier with excellent sensory benefits. more

    • Aristoflex AVC

      Aristoflex AVC (INCI: Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer) 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 sensory benefit and is ideal for cream gels and aftershave products with melting sensorics, e.g. in suncare and men's care. more

    • Aristoflex BLV

      Polymeric emulsifier (INCI: Ammonium Acrylodimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer) for low-viscosity formulations like lotions, wet wipes, sprayable formulations, hot and cold O/W formulations with an elegant and rich skin after-feel. more

    • Aristoflex HMB

      Aristoflex HMB (INCI: Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer) is a polymeric emulsifier compatible with a high amount of oils and surfactants. Hot and cold O/W formulations, viscoelastic, glossy and stable formulations, rich and elegant skin after-feel. more

    • Aristoflex Silk

      Aristoflex® Silk (INCI: Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate) is a multi-purpose rheology modifier delivering outstanding, silky skin feel and unique benefits like great salt tolerance in a wide range of formulations. The ideal polymer for formulations with active ingredients. more

    • Aristoflex TAC

      Aristoflex TAC (INCI: Ammonium Acrylodimethyltaurate/Carboxethyl Acrylate Crosspolymer) is suspending agent suitable for surfactant-based systems. Stabilizes particles like pearls, organic and inorganic pigments, zinc pyrithione, oil droplets and air bubbles in surfacant systems, synergestic effects with biopolymers. more

    • Aristoflex Velvet

      Aristoflex Velvet (INCI: Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-11) is a multi-purpose rheology modifier delivering soft, velvet skin feel and unique benefits in a wide range of formulations. Multi-purpose modifier delivering soft, velvety skin feel and unique benefits in a wide range of formulations, excellent solvent compatibility, particle stabilization, easy to add at any formulation step. more

  • Emollients

    • Plantasens Abyssinian Oil

      Plantasens Abyssinian Oil (INCI: Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil) is a unique oil derived from the Abyssinia plant – native to the sun-drenched windy open African Highlands and the South American Caatinga, some of the world regions that receive the highest UV exposures from the sun. A cold-pressed natural emollient with excellent heat stability and oxidation resistance with a great cushony after feel. Its unique composition, rich in omegas 6 and 9 and long-chain triglycerides leaves the skin nourished and hydrated. more

    • Plantasens Olive LD

      Plantasens Olive LD (INCI: Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate (and) Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables) is a natural, very stable emollient which provides a premium sensory in numerous skin care and hair care products. The outstanding sensory profile makes it a sensorial alternative for dimethicone, and its very good solubilization power for crystalline UV filters makes it an an ideal choice for sun care applications. more

    • Plantasens Olive Squalane

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

    • Plantasens Emulsifier HE20

      Plantasens® Emulsifier HE20 (INCI: Cetearyl Glucoside, Sorbitan Olivate) 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 Emulsifier HP30

      This GMO-free and PEG-free natural emulsifier system provides robust formulations. A patented well balanced emulsifier system with a high affinity to the skin’s amino-acid structures that adheres to the skin, giving a smooth and silky skin feel. Plantasens Emulsifier HP 30 (INCI: Glyceryl Stearate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate) is moisturizing, providing natural beauty for all skin types and is especially suitable for products developed for sensitive skin. more

    • Plantasens Flash 80

      Plantasens Flash 80 (INCI: Dodecane / Fragrance) is a lightweight emollient characterized by fast spreading and a fabulous satiny after-feel. Being natural, it represents a perfect alternative to light emollients like D5 and a powerful aid for responding to the market’s call for weightless textures and silky sensory profiles. more

    • Plantasens Flash 100

      Plantasens Flash 100 (INCI: Tridecane & Pentadecane) is a lightweight emollient that spreads fast and has a smooth and cozy after-feel. It offers a natural alternative to light cosmetic emollients like D5 and isohexadecane and enables a powerful response to consumer demand for airy textures and cushy sensory impressions. Skin care products formulated with Plantasens Flash 100 provide medium to long playtime, a film that is luminous without being glossy and a highly enjoyable finish. The emollient is an ideal candidate for formulations designed for longer spreading times and superlight and slim textures, for instance in make-up and sun and body care, but also in shampoos and masks. Plantasens Flash 100 is excellently suited for products for dry and sensitive skin and promotes efficient delivery of pigments. more

  • Emulsifiers

    • Plantasens Emulsifier CCT

      Plantasens Emulsifier CCT is especially recommended for wet wipe applications as it provides a simple system to create sub-micron emulsions from an easy-to-use concentrate. It is compatible with most oils or oil-soluble ingredients as well as with water-soluble ones. An emulsion is formed spontaneously as soon as water is added, and adjustable to cream, lotion and even spray viscosity with any thickener. This helps to produce wet wipes more efficiently by reducing process step. more

    • Plantasens Emulsifier DGI

      A natural PEG-free emulsifier based on a patented technology. In combination with other emulsifiers or co-emulsifiers it allows a wide range of w/o textures due to its high emulsifying effect. Emulsions obtained with Plantasens Emulsifier DGI (INCI: Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquiisostearate) have very good spreading properties on the skin and provide a cushony after-feel. more

    • Plantasens Emulsifier DGDS

      Plantasens Emulsifier DGDS is an EO-free polyglycerol-based emulsifier with high emulsiying effect and pleasant skin feel. It is Ecocert approved. more

    • Hostacerin DGSB

      Hostacerin DGSB is a co-emulsifier with special emulsification power for vegetable oils. It is a viscosity builder. more

    • Plantasens Emulsifier SFO

      Plantasens® Emulsifier SFO (INCI: Sunflower Seed Oil Sorbitol Esters) is a natural co-emulsifier based on vegetable, renewable, and GMO-free sources. Plantasens® Emulsifier SFO contributes to a rich, elegant skin feel and can be used in a wide variety of skin care products, ranging from very economic products to high-end formulations. It is especially recommended for creams and including sun care formulations. more

    • Hostacerin WO

      Hostacerin WO is an easy to formulate emulsion base that avoids the handling of difficult handle stearates. more

    • Plantasens Emulsifier HE20

      Plantasens® Emulsifier HE20 (INCI: Cetearyl Glucoside, Sorbitan Olivate) 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

  • Pearlizers

    • Perlogen SF 117

      Excellent pearlizing shine at low use concentrations due to a special product manufacturing process. Perlogen SF 117 (INCI: Aqua, Glycol Distearate, Laureth-4) is a betaine- and sulfate-free pearlizer. more

    • Perlogen SF 3000

      Perlogen SF 3000 (INCI: Aqua, Glycol Distearate, Laureth-4, Cocamidopropyl Betaine) is a cold-processable, liquid pearlizer for rinse-off products, winner of the Henkel Best Innovation Contributor Beauty Care Award 2017. It delivers excellent silky shine to shampoos at low use concentrations due to a special manufacturing process. more

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