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Sulfate-free concept


For many years, sulfate-containing surfactants have been the predominant base for personal care cleansing formulations. With consumers becoming more and more conscious when it comes to cosmetic ingredients, there is a trend toward replacing these traditional surfactants with sulfate-free alternatives. Evonik Personal Care offers a range of highly effective sulfate-free cleansing formulations.


  • Sulfate-free formulations are gaining popularity

  • Benefits: Enhanced mildness, improved wash fastness of hair dyes

  • The challenge: Sulfate-free surfactants usually have poor foaming and are difficult to thicken 

  • Evonik’s solution: Optimized combination of surfactants & addition of thickening agents

  • Product highlights: REWOTERIC® AM C, ANTIL® Soft SC MB, ANTIL® SPA 80, TEGO® Sulfosuccinate DO 75

These days, many cosmetic products advertise the absence of various ingredients that are out of consumer favor, such as parabens, preservatives in general, or sulfates. Many consumers associate such 'free-from' claims with cosmetic benefits such as increased mildness and often being more naturally-derived products. Sulfates, particularly in personal cleansing products, have the disadvantage of being aggressive to the hair, scalp and skin. Consequently, the number of sulfate-free shampoos on the market has grown significantly over the past few years.
The challenge of formulating with sulfate-free surfactants lies in their poor foaming properties and difficult thickenability. Consumer research has shown that a product’s foaming properties, as well as its viscosity, are major determining factors in the consumer’s perception of product cleansing efficacy and quality. Therefore, the appearance, density and longevity of foam along with the product’s look and feel in application are crucial parameters. Evonik’s solution to this challenge is an optimized combination of surfactants with the addition of high-performing thickening agents.

With REWOTERIC® AM C, Evonik offers a highly skin-compatible amphoteric surfactant that provides strong foaming and viscosifying properties and is additionally preservative-free. Systematic tests on hair swatches have shown that sulfate-free surfactant systems are significantly beneficial in improving the wash fastness of dyed hair.

For the perfect combination in surfactant formulations, ANTIL® Soft SC MB, a natural based additive, has proven to add excellent thickening and foam boosting properties to sulfate-free cleansing formulations. Another PEG-free rheological additive with optimized surfactant thickening efficacy which enables temperature-stable viscosities is ANTIL® SPA 80

Consumer demand for innovative textures, especially in body washes, is constantly on the rise. Sulfate-free formulations with a high oil level are particularly challenging for formulators due to their foaming, stability, texture and viscosity properties. With TEGO® Sulfosuccinate DO 75, Evonik provides a solution for these challenges. The anionic surfactant is especially suitable for high oil-containing (up to 50%) and foaming cleansing formulations and is therefore suitable for body washes / shampoos. 

With this concept, Evonik offers an inspirational selection of highly in-demand solutions for different types of sulfate-free cleansing formulations. The concept includes conditioning shampoos, hair and body washes, sulfate- & PEG- (& betaine-) free formulations as well as a high oil-containing body wash cream.

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Formulations

81 formulations found for search term "Creams O/W".

  • “Second Skin” Foundation - CHN BR 72-0005

    Smooth and caring sensory. O/W system which is very easy to distribute for better application experience. Enhances skin tone and provides high UV protection effect for natural and healthy skin color.

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  • Age-defying Sculpting Soufflé - SAC-6053-154
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  • All Natural Cream - SZ 4/18-4

    Pamper your skin with this all natural facial cream. With a soft touch of this natural cream, your skin will feel supple, smooth and nourished.

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  • All Purpose Cream - SZ 19/19-3

    Quickly absorbing cream for everyday use. Leaves your skin soft and supple all day long.

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  • All-natural Face & Body Cream - MK 1/14-4
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  • All-natural Face & Body Cream - F 11/10-17
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  • Anti-Dark Circle Eye Cream - ESG 1027/YT-01
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  • Brightening and Moisturizing Daylight Defense Cream - CHN 019-027

    O/W Cream helps to reduce the appearance of photodamaged Skin and retains skin moisture

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  • Brilliant Tone-up Cream - CHN CT 104-0019

    Meet “No make-up” make-up trend. By simple application, it makes skin tone enhanced and brilliant. Multi-functional benefit with good moisturization property and water-resistant effect.

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  • Calendula Repair & Moisture Cream - CNA 036-010

    O/W cream addressing sensitive skin. It soothes the skin and provides additional moisturization.

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  • Calming, Clean and Clear ("C3") Cushion Cream - SAC-6056-65

    Freshen your outlook… with a cushiony, clean and clear fresh feel that is calming to skin and puts blemishes in the past through a combination of specialty actives

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  • Cationic Foot Cream - AG 14/13-4

    Creamy and fast absorbing foot cream with high nourish and moisturizing properties.

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  • Cationic Lotion with HyaCare - ADP-5615-194
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  • Daily Anti-Photoaging Cream SPF 15 UVA - SG 01/18-5

    Facial care cream for your daily life, protects against UV & photoaging & age spots while providing a caring skin feel

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  • Daily Moisture Balancing Cream - MAC 826/18

    O/W cream has outstanding moisturizing properties and helps to restore the hydration level of the skin.

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  • Daily Softening Hand and Ellbow Cream - MAC 830/4

    O/W cream suitable for dry hands and ellbows. It contains TEGO Natural Betaine which strongly binds water in the Skin.

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  • Deep Rejuvenating Facial Cream - SAC-6070-87

    Ageless beauty through antioxidative boosting

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  • Deep Wrinkle Cream - MAC 638/7/2

    Facial cream with moisturizing and anti-aging properties

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  • Deodorant Cream for sensitive skin - BR 2/12-17
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  • Dry Skin Recover & Care Face Cream - MM 285/3

    Budget anti-ageing face cream which helps ageing skin by impoving moisturization and reducing wrinkles and sagging.

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  • Dry Touch Hand Cream SPF 20 - SG 20/18-4

    While being connected with your loved ones use this hand cream that provides UV protection and moisturizes with a dry touch skin feel.

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  • Dry Touch Hand Moisturizing Cream SPF 20 UVA - IA 06/14-12
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  • Dry Touch Moisturizer - JS 4/15-3
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  • Energizing Light Face Care Cream - MK 2/14-84

    This Energizing Light Face Care Cream is produced via an emulsion concentrate. During this process the major part of the water does not have to be heated up which allows a more quick and cost-efficient production. An additional benefit of TEGO® Care PSC 3 MB is its formulation flexibility with regard to oil phase content. Cost-efficient creams with a low oil phase (14%) content can be formulated providing a light, non-watery skin feel.

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  • Everyday Soft Cream - SZ 12/19-5

    Everyday Soft Cream based on dermofeel NC MB which provides the skin with all the protective care it needs to stay soft and supple. Ideal for daily use wherever skin needs care.

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  • Everyday Soft Cream - SZ 12/19-6

    PEG-containing Everyday Soft Cream which provides the skin with all the protective care it needs to stay soft and supple. Ideal for daily use wherever skin needs care.

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  • Face & Body Cream - F 11/10-5

    O/W cream with skin-identical ceramides

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  • Foot Heeling Cream - MMS 5834-018
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  • Harmonizing soothing cream for blemished skin - MAC 900/3/4

    Face care for a balanced skin microflora

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  • Have A Good Day Wake up Cream - BR 1/16-6
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  • Hydrating Rosé Day Cream - FU 01/18-17

    A non-greasy formula which hydrate and protect the skin leaving face looking rosy and fresh.

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  • Hydration Age Defense Day Cream SPF 15 - CD 1027/2

    This O/W day cream restores dermal photo aging and moisturizes the Skin.

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  • Instant Hydrating Day Cream - CD 1023/9

    O/W cream with strong moisturizing properties due to the strong water binding properties of TEGO Natural Betaine.

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  • Intense Moisturizing Softening Cream - MM 329/2

    Rich caring moisturizing cream specially developped for ethnic Skin. It restores moisture Balance of the Skin.

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  • KEEP YOUR SKIN IN BALANCE - MK 5/19-15

    This caring Face Care Cream refreshes the look of your skin. Skinolance promotes the natural balance of the skin flora by stimulating the growth of certain beneficial bacteria.

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  • Lift Effect Face Care - MAC 892/3/2

    Anti-ageing face care which combines a tetrapeptide with outstanding skin contouring properties and a low molecular weight hyaluronic

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  • Lifting Face Cream - MAC 892/1/2

    This face cream improves the facial contours

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  • Light & Economic O/W Cream - H 10/18-4
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  • Love your hands-hand cream - MM 324/11

    Strong moisturizing Hand cream that improves Skin barrier and helps to regulate moisturization in the Skin.

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  • Luxurious Whipped Cream - SG 02/18-1

    The brilliant white appearance of the emulsion and its soft and creamy texture are obtained by the combination of neutralized stearic acid with fatty alcohol and waxes. The silicone O/W emulsifier ABIL® Care XL 80 MB leads to a soft skin feel.

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  • Men`s Care for Even Skin Tone - MK 4/08-1

    An O/W men's care emulsion for even skin tone due to TEGO Turmerone, the golden spice of India.

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  • Moisturizing Foot Cream - MM 281/9

    Dual moisturizing effect: strengthening of skin barrier + immediate moisturization

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  • Natural Cream Gel - FU 18/17-2
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  • Natural Face Care - CD 1084/1

    O/W Face Cream with natural ingredients. It contains Ceramide III EP MB which improves skin barrier properties and TEGO Turmerone for a more even look.

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  • Natural Foot Care Cream - AL 13/15-3

    PEG-free, green O/W rich and caring cream

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  • Natural O/W Body Butter - H 16/17-38

    This rich and creamy body butter provides intensive pampering with natural based ingredients. The robust emulsifier TEGO® Care 450 MB stabilizes a broad range of O/W formulations, e.g. with a high oil phase for extra richness.

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  • Natural O/W Cream - H 18/07-36
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  • Natural O/W Cream - H 18/07-19
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  • Natural O/W Cream - H 10/10-2

    Soothing cream with skin-identical ceramides. Ideal for mature, sensitive and normal skin.

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  • Natural O/W Cream - H 23/16-1
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  • Natural O/W Hand Cream - MMS 5834-009
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  • Natural Orange Lime Body Butter - L014-37.7B-0618

    Soft body butter with velvet skin feel supported by rich essential oils. Long-lasting moisturizing activity.

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  • O/W After Shave Cream for Men - SG 18/16-1

    The fast-absorbing, non-sticky and non-greasy formula which soothes the skin after shaving.

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  • O/W Anti-Aging Cream with SK-INFLUX - WR 3/16-1
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  • O/W Body Cream - F 42/01-4

    Body Care for velvety smooth skin with no greasy feeling

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  • O/W Body Souffle Cream - SZ 37/14-1
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  • O/W cream - one pot process - CD 1083/2

    Besides the possibility to formulate at temperatures which are lower than the temperatures usually necessary to formulate with Ceramides, Ceramide III EP MB can also be used for formulations produced via a one-pot-process.

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  • O/W Cream with AHA - F 68/96

    Your skin will be renewed with the help of alpha hydroxy acids

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  • O/W Day Cream SPF 15 UVA - MK 7/19-8

    Day Cream with SPF 15 protects against UVA and UVB rays that cause premature skin ageing. The formula with Hyaluronic Acid and ceramides reduces wrinkles and firms your skin.

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  • O/W Hand Care Treatment - GP 4/99-11

    Rich, silky hand cream with water repelling effects from TEGIN Pellets

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  • O/W Hand Cream - fast absorbing - GP 3/99-8

    Mineral oil free hand cream based on TEGINACID C as emulsifier

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  • O/W Moisture Restoring Hand Cream - F 4/95

    After work hand care formula with natural humectants

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  • O/W Revitalizing Soft Cream - JS 8/16-15
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  • Protection3 Face Care Cream SPF 25 - SG 19/18-12

    Face care cream for your daily life with protection against UV & photoaging & age spots providing a caring skin feel

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  • Radiant Skin Hydrating Day Cream - ESG 1017/QZ-01

    Pure white and creamy texture which spreads easily and absorbs quickly without any stickiness. For a brighter and healthier-looking skin.

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  • Rejuvenating Facial Cream - AL 13/15-2
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  • Rich And Caring O/W Cream - H 25/14-3

    TEGO® Care PSC 3 MB is a natural, cost-efficient PEG-free O/W emulsifier that is able to handle oil phases from very low to very high amounts. This natural O/W cream contains 50% oil phase and is processed via a classical hot/hot process. The rich and caring skin feel is obtained by the emulsifier in combination with suitable emollients like TEGOSOFT® OER MB, a Jojoba oil alternative.

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  • Rich And Caring O/W Cream - ST 05/17-1
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  • Rosy Romance Cream - CHN CT 162-006

    Meet “No make-up” make-up trend. By simple application, it makes skin tone enhanced and brilliant. Multi-functional benefit with good moisturization property and water-resistant effect.

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  • Sebum Control Fluid - LO98-21.2-0818

    Non soaping, ultra light soft gel texture serum with 3% Herbapurifine®

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  • Silky Cationic O/W Cream - MK 5/16-1
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  • Silky Cationic O/W Cream - MK 5/15-1
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  • Smudge-free Cationic Hand Cream - MK 3/18-5

    This hand moisturizer combines the cationic technology, very light emollients and natural cellulose fibers to improve absorption and to reduce oil transfer.

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  • Smudge-free Cationic Hand Cream - SAC-6056-38

    Digital Beauty - This hand moisturizer combines the cationic technology, very light emollients and natural cellulose fibers to improve absorption and to reduce oil transfer.

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  • Transformation Cooling Balm - SG 3/18-1

    The solid-like consistency is obtained by the combination of waxes and a high internal water content. The wax TEGOSOFT® SH contributes to a perceived cooling effect.

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  • Triple Ceramide Cream - HB 14/19-4

    O/W cream with three different Ceramides. It improves moisturization and reduces the signs of intrinsic and extrinsic aging.

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  • Triple Power Hyaluron Cream - MAC 889/1

    An O/W anti-wrinkle cream based on a hyaluron complex with three different types of hyaluronic acid: HyaCare®, a skin identical anti-aging moisturizer, HyaCare 50, the tight junction strengthening hyaluronic acid and HyaCare® Filler CL, the topical wrinkle smoother.

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  • Velvety Soft Skin Cream - JS 6/15-1
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  • Winter Skin Cream - MM 284/5
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  • Wrinkle Smoothing Serum - MK 2/18-6

    Hyaluron Anti-Aging Serum activates the cell renewal, fills fine wrinkles and improves the firmness of the skin.

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  • Youth Intensifying Cream - CD 997/5

    This O/W Cream is based on natural raw materials approved by COSMOS. It contains TEGO® Stemlastin, an algae extract which maintains epidermal stem cell capacity for rejuvenated skin, and TEGO Turmerone, a plant extract which improves skin radiance and which gives an even skin tone.

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