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Evonik targets the worldwide consumer trend of living an active lifestyle and highlights Evonik Personal Care’s specialty ingredients, which can help formulators and brand owners create products to satisfy an increasingly active consumer base.

Whether one enjoys swimming, running, yoga or even being outdoors as a spectator, Evonik knows the right beauty products for sports and outdoors enthusiasts. For example, the exercise proof foundation ensures that the face looks fresh during workout by helping to prevent the smudging and fading caused by sweat, keeping one selfie-ready. The emulsifier ABIL® EM 90 in this formula imparts a velvety and silky skin feel desired during a workout. Another innovative formula is the refreshing power wipe that helps to restart oneself before and after workouts. Convenient and easy to use, it is ready to wipe off the sweat and dirt leaving only a refreshed feeling on the skin, enabling one to move on to next activity. It contains, LACTIL®, a composition of humectants in an aqueous solution mimicking the Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) of human skin and TEGO® Solve 61 MB, a PEG-free solubilizer for natural oils and lipophilic emollients.

In the past few years, there has been a clear rise in wellness culture. Nearly half of all Americans participated in at least one outdoor activity in 2015, and an even larger percentage of Chinese consumers would like to improve their skin through physical fitness. Irrespective of the region or the type of physical activity they participate in, consumers want to look and feel their best during and right after their workout. So it comes as no surprise that in addition to focusing on nutrition and exercise, consumers are also looking for fitting beauty care. A recent survey indicated that 46% of Italian consumers would be interested in using body care products designed for specific exercises and 49% of Spanish consumers want products that keep their hair in condition during and after exercise.

As sports and beauty are coming together to combine health and fitness with cosmetics, there is an opportunity for brands to innovate and offer the active consumers the right products to look and feel their best. The latest Evonik Personal Care concept builds on this worldwide trend. It supports formulators and brand owners with the specialty ingredients necessary to create products which satisfy an increasingly active consumer base.

The concept has been recently launched in the US with formulas specifically designed with the American consumer in mind. It will be rolled out later this year to other regions with formulas customized to regional needs.

Products highlighted in this concept

  • ABIL® EM 90

    The classical high-performance W/O emulsifier for lotions and creams with an excellent stabilization profile. Formulations with all kinds of cosmetic oils. High compatibility with active ingredients. Emulsifier for sun protection preparations with high content of organic and/or physical UV filters.

  • ABIL® Wax 9801

    Enhances spreading behavior which leads to a better distribution of pigments and inorganic/organic UV filters in emulsion systems.

  • AXOL® C 62 Pellets MB

    PEG-free emulsifier for O/W creams and lotions, based on vegetable raw materials. Stable emulsions from pH 5.0-8.0.Easy to process. Easy to process. Compatible with all kinds of cosmetic oils.


    Blend of humectants in aqueous solution adapting "Natural Moisturizing Factor"(NMF) of human skin. Especially suitable for use in hydroregulative cosmetics such as moisturizing creams and lotions, anti-aging products, shower gels and bubble bath.


    TEGOSOFT® CR MB is a highly pure cosmetic wax ester which is fully based on renewable sources. It imparts a silky, but non-oily skin feel and melts at skin temperature which makes it especially suitable for lip care/color products. The ester is produced by a unique, eco-efficient process fully running on renewable energy leading to an improved impact on global warming by 100% lower CO2 footprint compared to conventional chemical production.  


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

  • 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 810

    Mild specialty surfactant. Very low mucous membran irritation. Especially suitable for mild cleansing formulations. Provides high foam volume and pleasant lather properties in presence of anionic surfactants. Preservative-free.

  • TEGO® Betain F 50

    Very pure, concentrated surfactant. Microbiologically stable without preservatives. Good thickening properties.

  • 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® Solve 61 MB

    Natural source, clear solutions. TEGO® Solve 61 MB, the PEG-free solubilizer for natural oils. • 100% naturally derived • Easy to handle and cold processable • Superior skin feel An effective solubilizer, based on renewable raw materials, for fatty and natural oils in crystal clear formulations. Passion combined with scientific excellence - that’s what we call: The Soul & Science of Beauty.

  • 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 

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