Press release
Personal Care
January 15, 2013

TEGOSOFT® AC – the vegetable-based emollient with a light skin feel

TEGOSOFT® AC represents the next generation of emollients. Therefore it helps customers to be part of the latest market developments.

Monitoring the global cosmetic market, several trends can be observed. A most noticeable trend across all segments is the demand for natural based products. In addition there is a development towards lighter textures in the skin care segment. TEGOSOFT® AC is the emollient combining these trends.

Sensory panel tests proved that TEGOSOFT® AC imparts a light and non-oily skin feel. In contrast, most natural oils have a quite heavy, oily and tacky skin feel. Given that formulators working on certified natural cosmetics also need a certified emollient with a light skin feel, TEGOSOFT® AC provides the ideal solution for a more pleasant overall skin feel of the final cosmetic product. Therefore, TEGOSOFT® AC is of greatest interest for the modification of textures in certified formulas.

Additionally to its light skin feel TEGOSOFT® AC is a 100% vegetable-based emollient. The production process is based on Evonik's unique, low-energy enzymatic technology. This sustainable, eco-friendly production reduces energy consumption and CO2 emission in comparison with the standard esterification process. As result, TEGOSOFT® AC supports the market trend for sustainable formulations. TEGOSOFT® AC is NaTrue as well as Cosmos certified.

TEGOSOFT® AC is the product of choice for customers who are interested in combining a light skin feel with a natural, certified product.

Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2011 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €14.5 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.8 billion.


In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.