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At Clariant, we are focused on providing customers with a wide selection of specialties designed for a wide range of applications. Our personal care portfolio includes care ingredients such as emollients, emulsifiers, preservatives, mild surfactants, pearlizers, actives and more.

The Personal Care team at Clariant North America, offers formulation and market expertise…

  • to help bring companies and brands ahead
  • to exceed consumer expectations
  • to envision solutions for fast-evolving cosmetic challenges

Let’s work together. We can help inspire your next formulation concepts with unique formats and textures.

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CREATIONS FROM OUR CONSUMER CARE INNOVATION CENTER

Discover the latest inspirational formulations created by our team in North America. These on trend solutions feature Clariant’s innovative ingredients and have been created to support customers in staying one step ahead of the current market trends.

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Inspiring Market Concepts
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  • BeautyCraft Boosters

    Join the personalization trend! BeautyCraft Boosters provide inspiration and ready-to-use formulations to deliver a transformational Personal Care experience all about end-user and regimen versatility.

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  • The Curl Project

    The Curl Project goes root to tip targeting textured hair with the moisture and specific care curls crave to be their natural best. This new regimen of inspirational care formulations puts consumer needs for frizz control, manageability and repair top of mind, and is proven to deliver.

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  • ReMAGINE

    Clariant introduces ReMAGINE, a new personal care trend for dynamic consumers looking for sustainable and effective products that can adapt to their routines.

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  • Naturally ME

    Naturally ME, the new line of high RCI formulations by Clariant, has been designed to provide consumers a relaxing oasis away from their busy lives. Consumers are looking for ways to getting well and staying well. For their personal care needs, they turn to products that are green, simple, effective and convenient. Naturally ME delivers just that – bringing you a relaxing self-care routine to indulge right in your own home.

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  • Indulge

    Clariant introduces Indulge, a new personal care trend that connects your senses on an emotional level with cosmetic products.

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  • Essence

    Essence by Clariant breaks formulation and market conventions by using consumer-friendly ingredients in unique and innovative ways.

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Explore our expertise in five focus fields

  • Plantasens Olive LD

    Plantasens Olive LD 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 an ideal choice for sun care applications.

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  • Plantasens Abyssinian Oil

    Plantasens Abyssinian 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

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  • 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. Moisturizing, natural beauty for all skin types and especially suitable for products developed for sensitive skin.

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  • Plantasens Emulsifier CP5

    Plantasens Emulsifier CP5 is especially designed for formulating low viscous w/o emulsions with very low oil phase content and with no need of further stabilizing ingredients such as waxes. Plantasens Emulsifier CP5 is 100 % vegetable origin, GMO-free, based on a unique association of natural glycerides and olive unsaponifiables. These ingredients confer to a high emulsifying effect and an exceptional moisturizing capacity.

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  • Plantasens Emulsifier DGI

    Plantasens Emulsifier DGI is 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 have very good spreading properties on the skin and provide a cushony after-feel.

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  • Hostaphat KW 340 D

    Hostaphat KW 340 D is a versatile emulsifier suitable for demanding formulations thanks to its strong emulsifying and stabilizing properties. Emulsions with Hostaphat KW 340 D obtain great texture making the ingredient an ideal choice for caring non-greasy formulations

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  • GlucoTain Care

    GlucoTain Care 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

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  • 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.

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  • Hostapon SCI -85 G

    Hostapon SCI-85 G is a mild, high-foaming, anionic surfactant suited for use in syndet bars, combo bars, liquid soaps and a variety of other personal care products. It is very mild to the skin and eyes and provides a rich and abundant lather with no soap scum due to its hard water tolerance. This product imparts a luxurious, silky skin after-feel and is very easy to handle and use. This version format is Granules

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  • Hostapon CGN

    Hostapon CGN is a very mild anionic surfactant based on a natural amino acid and coconut oil giving an excellent skin feel in shower gels and facial & body washes. It is convenient to use and can be processed cold. This product is is an ideal surfactant for the production of mild hair and body cleansing products, such as shampoos, shower gels, liquid soaps, cleansing lotions and baby care products

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  • Perlogen SF 3000

    Perlogen SF 3000 is a cold processable, liquid pearlizing, sulfate-free concentrate for rinse-off products. It delivers an intensive silky shine at Low usage concentrations– underlining product quality and performance. Add value to shampoos, liquid hand soaps, nourishing conditioners and moisturizing washes.

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  • Perlogen SF 117

    Perlogen SF 117 is a cold processable, liquid pearlizing, sulfate-free concentrate for rinse-off products. It is the most accessible and versatile pearlizing agent of our range, combining performance and cost-benefit for applications such as: shampoo, liquid hand soaps and moisturizing washes.

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  • Aristoflex Silk

    Aristoflex Silk, with its great salt tolerance and premium sensory, is the solution for complex formulations containing UV filters or active ingredients. A multi-functional polymer which is providing formulation stability and is working at low pH. The China-approved, EO-free and ready-to-use polymer offers a number of benefits to support formulators in answering consumers’ requests for highly functional and protecting products. It is indicated to bring perfect silkiness to sun care and skin-whitening products in addition to face creams, eye relaxing creams, and skin boosting/detoxing face masks.

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  • Aristoflex AVS

    Aristoflex AVS is a synthetic polymer used as gelling agent for aqueous systems and as texturizer, thickener for oil-in-water emulsions. The polymer is pre- neutralized, easy to use and provides formulations with excellent yield value, corresponding to superior stability even in the absence of additional emulsifier. Emulsions formulated with Aristoflex AVS provide favorable shear thinning effects and viscoelastic properties. Besides the rheological aspects, excellent sensory properties (good skin feel, low degree of stickiness and/or tackiness) characterize formulations comprising Aristoflex AVS

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  • Aristoflex HMB

    Aristoflex HMB is a hydrophobically modified synthetic polymer used as gelling agent for aqueous systems and as texturizer or thickener for oil-in-water emulsions. The polymer is pre-neutralized, easy to use and provides formulations with excellent yield value, corresponding to superior stability even in the absence of additional emulsifier. Due to the hydrophobic modification, even low concentrations of this product stabilize high amounts of oil

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  • Aristoflex TAC

    Aristoflex TAC is a polymer used as a rheology modifier for surfactant systems. The polymer is pre-neutralized, easy to use and provides formulations with excellent yield force, even at very low polymer concentration and low viscosity. With this product, you can easily suspend particles, such as pearls, pearlizers, organic and inorganic pigments, Zinc Pyrithione, oil droplets and air bubbles

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  • Caremag D

    CareMag D, in partnership with ICL-Specialty Minerals, inhibits the production of the malodor by controlling the growth of Gram positive bacteria. Thus, CareMag D offers a long lasting effect on body odor reduction. Moreover, thanks its particular crystalline structure, it entraps a certain amount of sweat and sebum, leaving the skin dry and smooth. Being based on Magnesium salts, CareMag D supports as well the anti-stains claims.

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  • Genadvance Hydra

    Genadvance Hydra 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.

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  • Genadvance Life

    Genadvance Life 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.

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  • 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 hair conditioning agent, so very economical to use

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  • Plantasens Crambisol

    Plantasens Crambisol was specially designed to enrich damaged, fine hair. As a natural hair active, Crambisol penetrates through the cuticle layers and into the cortex, increasing hair thickness and improving elasticity and resistance to breakage. Especially suitable for rinse-off and leave-on products, Crambisol is recommended up to 5% in application.

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  • Neutrotain DMG

    NeutroTain DMG is a renewable and versatile neutralizer for hair dyes, straighteners, aqueous gels and vegetable fatty acid soaps. This mild alkaline neutralizer is based sugar-based.

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While Origins gives access to the world’s ancient natural heritage, our Green Performers provide a powerful antidote to the myth that natural means less sophisticated in terms of function. The Green Performers range is composed by more than 50 ingredients that offers substantiated sustainable technologies for key building blocks of cosmetic formulations.

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As one of the main pillars of the Naturals platform, Origins celebrates both the wealth of global biodiversity and the magic of local roots. It uses Clariant’s extensive worldwide network of local partners to provide access to a whole new world of exotic biomes and age-old plant knowledge, complemented by transparent sourcing, responsible cultivation, and fascinating narratives.

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  • Velsan Flex

    Velsan Flex is a multifunctional preservation booster. Thanks to its high water solubility and Renewable Carbon Index (RCI) of 93%, the award-winning Velsan Flex meets the rapidly evolving challenges of international personal care markets by allowing formulators to reduce preservative load together with a broad formulation flexibility. This ingredient also has powerful solubilization properties, turning into a perfect solution for natural formulations.

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  • Velsan SC

    Velsan SC is a 100% natural multifunctional ingredient. It acts as a preservation booster offering the possibility to lower the amount of preservatives used, yet keeping cosmetics safe. At the same time Velsan SC acts as an emollient and/or emulsifier depending on the formulation. It can minimize 2 or 3 different ingredients due to its multifunctional properties.

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  • Nipaguard SCA

    Nipaguard SCA is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent designed for the preservation of a wide range of cosmetics and toiletries. Nipaguard reduces the preservative load of your formulations significantly by use of synergist Velsan SC. A COSMOS approved product as an alternative to Phenoxyethanol.

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  • Nipaguard SCL

    Nipaguard SCL is an alternative to sodium benzoate for organic acid preservation. Triple technology liquid blend: Potassium Sorbate for highly effective preservation; Velsan SC a natural, synergistic booster; and GLUCOTAIN CLEAR solubilizes for easy handling

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  • Nipaguard SCE

    Nipaguard SCE is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent comprising a synergistic blend of Benzoic Acid in Velsan SC and Propanediol; designed for preservation of a wide range of cosmetics and toiletries. This blend is part of Clariant EcoTain range and is Ecocert certified, which makes it ideal for preservation of natural cosmetic products. It provides activity against gram positive and gram negative bacteria, yeasts, and moulds

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  • Nipaguard SCP

    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. Nipaguard Zero blends represent a trusted alternative to parabens, halogenated preservatives and formaldehyde-donors and provide comparable cost and performance. They enable an efficient use of consumer accepted preservatives at low concentrations, broad spectrum preservation and are more effective.

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Sensorial effects

Envisioning Our Senses

Functional claims

Envisioning The Next Benefit

Natural ingredients

Envisioning A Call From Nature

Preservation

Envisioning A Safe Path

Active ingredients

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