Gentle and mild
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
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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11 formulations found for search term "Gels".
Deep revitalizing under-eye mask - SAC-6070-99
Revitalize your stressed skin by improving skin moisture and under eye dark appearanceView formulation details
Blue Light Defense Eye Cream Gel - JS 6/17-7
Digital Beauty - Eye cream gel with elegant and soft skin feel, protecting your under-eyes skin against the damage caused by blue light emitted by digital devices.View formulation details
Body Contouring Cream Gel - ESG 1029/YTView formulation details
Clear Skin Rejuvenation Gel - MAC 892/4/3
Facial gel which moistures the skin and smoothes wrinklesView formulation details
Clear Skin Relaxing Gel - MM 355/8
Face care gel which soothes and energizes the skin.View formulation details
Contouring Transformation Gel - MKM-6057-006
Redefine yourself… with a light, silky-feeling gel that promotes the appearance of firmer skin while melting into the skin for a more even appearanceView formulation details
Equalizing Facial Cream Gel - CD 1050
The formulation helps to keep your skin microflora in balance.View formulation details
Natural Cream Gel - FU 18/17-2View formulation details
Sebum Control Fluid - LO98-21.2-0818
Non soaping, ultra light soft gel texture serum with 3% Herbapurifine®View formulation details
Skin Refreshing Lemon Sorbet - FU 01/18-3
New type of quick breaking formula recommended for skin care products which focus on instantaneous “Hydration” property: With an instant water breaking effect. With a watery feel is very obvious & nice. Multi skin feel. Can also be used as toner which is easy to apply but still with good watery texture during application.View formulation details
Under eye Peel-off Mask - SAC-6068-127
Under Eye mask offers consumer the promise of reducing the appearance of tiredness and dark circles, while creating a younger you.View formulation details