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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12 formulations found for search term "Sprays and wipes".
Anti-gravity Face Care Mousse - FU 07/18-1
Face Care Mousse with strong anti-aging properties.View formulation details
Impregnating Liquid to improve Evenness of Skin Tone - WR 16/06-125aView formulation details
Intense Hydration Night Mask - SAC-6056-126
Preparation perfect… with a fluid night mask designed to provide intense hydration to the skin while strengthening its barrier propertiesView formulation details
Less is more Oil Release Foam - FU 01/18-8
O/W Body FoamView formulation details
Magic Touch Snowball - FU 01/18-5
O/W BodyfoamView formulation details
Miracle Hydrating Toner - CHN BR084-2-3
Hydrate your thirsty skin with this miracle natural toner. Your skin will get refreshed, moisturized and become radiant.View formulation details
Natural Aerosol Whipped Cream - FU 01/18-11
O/W BodyfoamView formulation details
Natural Oil Release Cream - FU 21/17-4View formulation details
O/W Body Spray (Cold Processing) - FU 16/16-5View formulation details
O/W Moisturizing Body Spray (Cold Processed) - FU 16/16-7View formulation details
Quickly absorbing silky Body Spray - H 31/18-12
symbio®prot V MB provides a silky & light skin feel similar to silicone O/W emulsifiers. Fast absorption during application. Compatible with all kinds of cosmetic oils.View formulation details
Sun Defying Foam SPF 50 - FU 05/16-92
Easy to apply due to aerosol format. TEGO® Feel C 10 improves the absorption and reduces the oiliness on skin. Cools you down on sunshiny days.View formulation details