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As a specialist in concepts for skin, hair and body care products, We use renewable resources and sustainable methods based on three technology platforms: organics, silicones, actives. Emulsifiers, secondary surfactants, synthetic and enzymatically produced emollients, conditioners, thickeners, pearlizing agents and active ingredients comprise our product portfolio. These ingredients significantly contribute to consistency, efficacy and sensory appeal in personal care products.

Our products fitting to your personal care solutions

  • ABIL® UV Quat 50

    ABIL® UV Quat 50 is a silicone conditioning agent with excellent hair fiber UV protection. It provides efficient protection of hair color against fading in sun light and protects the hair fiber also against damage from UV radiation. ABIL® UV Quat 50 is highly substantive to hair and can be used in rinse-off and leave-in formulas.

  • ABIL® B 9950

    Conditioning agent for shampoos. Softens and smooths hair. Improves manageability.

  • ABIL® ME 45 MB

    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 MB 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® Quat 3272

    Conditioning agent for clear shampoos and shower baths. Completely soluble in aqueous surfactants solutions. Pleasant skin feel. As conditioning agent it improves feel and gloss of hair.

  • ABIL® Quat 3676

    A globally accepted conditioning agent with a pronounced silicone character and excellent conditioning benefits. Mainly suitable for emulsion type conditioners / conditioning rinses, masks and conditioning shampoos (opacified/pearlized formulations). It provides an intensive conditioning effect making it suitable also for thicker hair types (e.g. Asian, Ethnic hair). Trends served: Selfie ready, overnight hair care products, hair masks, Halal.

  • 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.

  • ABIL® T Quat 60

    Premium conditioning agent with additional hair fiber protection properties.

  • TEGO® Amid S 18

    Conditioning agent and emulsifier for hair rinses and conditioners. Improves wet and dry comb properties. Provides increased body and volume.

  • VARISOFT® 300

    Universal conditioning agent. Water dispersible.

  • VARISOFT® 432 CG

    Conditioning agent especially suitable for hair treatment preparations. Contains isopropyl alcohol. Water dispersible. Improves comb properties.


    Conditioning agent especially suitable for hair treatment preparations. Contains propylene glycol. Water dispersible. Improves comb properties.

  • VARISOFT® 442 100 P

    Water dispersible conditioning agent.Easy to use(powder).Improves combability and manageability of hair. Can be used also as emulsifier for sprayable products.


    Very effective conditioning agent. Excellent wet and dry feel and comb properties. Good antistatic effects. Water dispersible.

  • VARISOFT® BT 85 Pellets

    Very effective conditioning agent. Excellent wet and dry feel and comb properties. Good antistatic effects. Water dispersible.

  • VARISOFT® BTMS Pellets

    Highly effective conditioning agent. Improves manageability of hair. Water dispersible. Can be used in skin lotions as emulsifier and conditioning agent.

  • 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® EQ 65 MB is an ester quat based on high purity stearic acid and is compounded with cetearyl alcohol. It is a readily biodegradable conditioning agent with a high flash point. VARISOFT® EQ 65 MB improves the conditioning properties of the wet and dry hair, and can also act as an emulsifier providing a sensory profile typical of cationic emulsions.


    Outstanding conditioning agent with excellent antistatic properties for clear formulations. Completely soluble in shampoo formulations. Provides a thickening effect. Vegetable-based, cationic O/W emulsifier for lotions and creams. Provides a dry, light and non-oily skin feel.

  • 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.

  • VARISOFT® W 575 PG

    Improves wet and dry combability and provides increased body/volume. Vegetable based. Water dispersible.

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Sensory Kaleidoscope

Sensory Kaleidoscope is Evonik’s new interactive tool, which makes it possible to visualize the impact of emulsifiers and formulation design on skin feel. 

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Emulsifier Selection Tool

Today’s cosmetic market is driven more and more by innovation and new launches. On the other hand formulating new emulsions is getting tremendously complex and a huge challenge for formulators. Parameters like sustainability, registration in various countries etc. have to be taken into consideration to find the right product.