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Formulation Concepts - Beard Care

Beard at its best

Inspiring formulations for men’s most important accessory


Evonik has developed a unique and innovative formulation concept specifically designed for the needs of beard grooming. The new concept contains advanced formulations for the cleaning, conditioning, and care of facial hair.


Most of the shampoos and conditioners on the market for men are made for head hair and are not automatically suitable for beards. Facial hair is thicker and wirier than head hair, which means it’s therefore more likely to develop split ends and the skin beneath a beard is known to be particularly dry. The experts at Evonik Personal Care targeted these consumer needs and created a selection of advanced formulation solutions for the next level of men care products focused on solutions for beard grooming.

Evonik provides an inspiring selection of innovative formulations and new product ideas for shampoos, conditioning lotions and on-trend theme oils for male grooming. One of the main highlights is an extended All-In-One concept - a Hair & Beard & Body Shampoo & Shower Oil that combines the benefits of a shampoo, beard grooming, and shower oil. The caring oil formulation develops into a light foam and gently dissolves dirt from head and facial hair without drying it out. The formulation includes TEGO® Sulfosuccinate DO 75, which solubilizes the oil and provides efficient foam, and TEGOSOFT® PC 31, which reduces the stickiness on skin.

As a source of inspiration and professional assistance for new product developments, the selection of advanced formulations and inspiring concepts for male grooming care is currently being introduced on a global scale.

Products highlighted in this concept

  • ABIL® Care XL 80

    Silicone O/W emulsifier providing an outstanding combination of stabilization and formulation flexibility. It provides a velvety-silky skin feel and long lasting skin smoothing perception. Additional hair conditioning properties.

  • ABIL® ME 45

    The easy-to-use, multiple benefit silicone conditioning agent . New patent protected PEG- and preservative-free microemulsion with excellent and intensive conditioning, extraordinary manageability and smoothness of hair. ABIL® ME 45 significantly improves the wash fastness of dyed hair and shows outstanding heat protecting properties. Can be added just by simple stirring and enables brilliant clear shampoo formulations.

  • ABIL® Soft AF 100

    Conditioning agent for shampoos and hair rinses. Improves the body and volume of hair. Strongly substantive to hair and skin proteins. Self emulsifying in aqueous systems. Improves synergistically volume properties of alkylquats.

  • ANTIL® SPA 80

    Efficient PEG-free thickening and conditioning agent for skin and hair cleansing formulations. Excellent viscosity builder, even for PEG-free systems. Provides temperature stable viscosities. Liquid monoalkanolamide (no secondary amines).  

  • TEGOSOFT® DEC

    Unique emollient especially suitable for light and non-oily skin care and sun care products. TEGOSOFT DEC is an oil with low viscosity, high spreading properties and good solvency for crystalline actives.

  • TEGOSOFT® PC 31

    PEG-free refatting agent with excellent thickening properties. Provides a skin smoothing effect.

  • TEGOSOFT® TN

    Emollient with excellent solvent properties for lipophilic active ingredients and UV filters. Especially suitable for sun care formulations and skin care products. Leaves a pleasant, but non-oily skin feel. For NAFTA: the product is available as TEGOSOFT TN 2 NA.

  • TEGO® Sulfosuccinate DO 75

    Anionic surfactant for high oil containing, foaming cleansing formulations. Benefits at a glance: Suitable for body washes / shampoos with high oil content (up to 50%) and good foaming effect Compatible with anionic, amphoteric and nonionic surfactants

  • TEGO® Betain P 50 C

    The cost-efficient, concentrated Cocamidopropyl Betaine based on RSPO certified palm kernel oil.The new 38% active betaine provides superior thickening performance which can deliver reduced formulation cost. It is an easily processable secondary surfactant and can be used in a wide range of surfactant systems delivering excellent foam and improved mildness. 

  • TEGO® Care PBS 6

    Unique, versatile PEG-free O/W emulsifier for challenging fluid emulsions. It is based on fully renewable sources and is natural certified. This high performance emulsifier shows outstanding stabilization properties in demanding systems as sun care formulations containing a high load of water soluble UV filters or other challenging ingredients like insect repellents or natural preservatives. Enables time and energy saving hot/cold processing.

  • TEGO® Cosmo C 100

    Nature identical amino acid derivative with revitalizing properties. Supports the protection of the skin.Conditioning agent for hair care.High purity.Water soluble.

  • TEGO® Cosmo P 813

    Cosmetic co-emulsifier especially beneficial in antiperspirant and deodorant formulations. Easy incorporation into a wide range of formulations.

  • VARISOFT® EQ 100

    VARISOFT® EQ 100 is a novel premium hair conditioning agent with exceptional performance and pronounced sustainability features. The 100% active ingredient provides superior manageability, lubricity and softness to the hair. Its sustainability profile supports a more environmentally conscious approach in the cosmetic industry. It is suitable for a broad range of application formats. Benefits at a glance: • Outstanding manageability and softness to hair • Universal application possible • Ready biodegradability 

  • VARISOFT® TA 100

    Highly active conditioning agent and emulsifier for hair conditioners. Improves combability and manageability of hair. Excellent antistatic effects. Cationic O/W emulsifier based on renewable raw materials with long-lasting moisturizing properties. It supports water-resistance and sand repellency in sun care formulations.Provides a dry, non-oily skin feel for quickly absorbing creams and lotions.

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