head and shoulders, knees and toes
Skin, the body's largest organ, covers the entire body, yet differs significantly from region to region from head and shoulders, knees and even toes. The face has an entire 'map' of it's own from the sensitive skin around the eyes to the T zone, that can be oily or even oily and dry at the same time. It takes a company with teams of solvers to keep faces, hands, feet and body clean, healthy and safe from the sun. The teams at Ashland are ready to help you solve problems and deliver results. Our knowledge of polymers and formulation architecture can help deliver the best texture to maximize the allure of your face creams, improve the useability of body washes, enhance the integrity and efficacy of sun care products to help build loyal customers. Ashland formulators are ready to help you meet the needs of the many parts of the whole - body that is.
Creating market-changing technologies and customer-driven solutions, Ashland is a leading innovator of ingredients that help protect, renew, moisturize and revitalize skin. We understand that the largest organ of the human body – skin – requires specialized care throughout our lives.
Our R&D team and material scientists remain committed to advancing the science of skin care. We can better serve formulators of face and body products with new application-specific solutions. Leveraging our material, measurement and consumer research, the Ashland skin care team collaborates with formulators to bring novel ingredients and formulating approaches to the global market
New products: Phyteq™ raspberry is the first product in our new phyteq™ range, which is a range of antimicrobial technology and protection ingredients, inspired by plants.
Join our webinar to learn more about Phyteq™ raspberry, Thursday, December 3, 2020.
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Ashland is helping to keep hands healthy and safe with our portfolio of solutions:
Today’s consumer trends include health, wellness and simplification. In the sun care market, this translates into ingredients that protect skin and hair from the harmful effects of UV radiation. These trends translate into everyday skin care products that provide sun protection, as well as sun care products with additional benefits such as moisturization. With Ashland, formulators have a single and in depth line of both skin care and sun care product ingredients to choose from. Combine this with Ashland’s formulation expertise and testing facilities and capabilities and you have the trifecta of sun/skincare formulating.
- Antaron™ (Ganex™) polymers
- Antaron™ ECo ethylcellulose
- Benecel™ HPMC- beyond thickening
- cb2-skin™ biofunctional
- Crème by you formulations
- Infini’tea™ biofunctional
- Procataline™ G2 biofunctional
- Rosaliss™ biofunctional
- Total defense package
- Vital ET™ biofunctional
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achromaxyl™ isr biofunctional
Achromaxyl ISR biofunctional is a skin brightening ingredient extracted from Brassica Napus
acnacidol™ bg biofunctional
Clinically tested Royal Jelly mimetic that helps balance sebum.
Bioinspired by nature to optimize skin matrix architecture.
actopontine™ yst biofunctional
Actopontine™ YST biofunctional is a bioinspired by nature to optimize skin matrix architecture. It is ideal for use in anti-aging, skin conditioning and toning, and body contouring applications.
advantage™ plus polymer
Advantage™ Plus polymer is a terpolymer of vinyl acetate, mono-n-butyl maleate and isobornyl acrylate. In sun care applications, incorporating Advantage™ Plus polymer into anhydrous spray formulations offers enhanced performance and feel. Depending on the type of neutralizer, Advantage™ Plus polymer can be used to formulate aerosol formulations containing 50 percent or more hydrocarbons. This self-adapting polymer helps boost formula SPF and impr...
Allianz™ opt polymer and allianz™ opt c5g polymer are excellent film formers that provide water and wear resistance for long-lasting sun and color cosmetics formulas. This acrylates technology does not impart significant viscosity to the system; therefore, this film former works well in formulas wtih low viscosity emulsions, spray sunscreens, and gels. applications color cosmetics leave-on skin care sun care...
antaron™ (ganex™) polymers
Antaron™ polymers are Ashland's signature series of skin care film formers, including antaron™ V-216, antaron™ V-220, antaron™ V-220F, antaron™ WP-660, and antaron sensory. Antaron™ polymer is provided under the name of ganex™ polymer in North America. applications sun care leave-on skin care color cosmetics
aquacat™ clear cationic solution
Aquacat™ 518 cationic solutions are clear aqueous solutions of cationic guar, developed specifically for use as substantive polymeric conditioners for hair and skin care applications. They have been shown to be compatible and to maintain unsurpassed finished product clarity with a wide variety of both anionic and amphoteric surfactant blends. Finished product clarity may be achieved even at relatively high use levels. Aquacat solutions are ...
aquaflex™ xl-30 polymer
Aquaflex™ XL-30 polymer, a isobutylene/dimethylaminopropyl maleimide/ethoxylated maleimide/maleic acid copolymer, is an amphoteric polymer with unique film properties that has demonstrated skin tightening benefits on skin.
aqua-osmoline™ sp biofunctional
Targets water control for improved hydration and skin glow.
aquarize™ is biofunctional
Aquarize IS™ is an anti-aging skin-moisturizing rice extract with clinically proven efficacy on short-term and long-term hydration of the skin. The uniqueness of this biofunctional ingredient is its ability to combine anti-aging and moisturizing properties, providing the skin with an “In and Out” hydration across the different layers. Clinical studies performed with Aquarize IS™ show short-term and long-term moisturizing benefits.
Ashland carbomers are cross-linked polyacrylic polymers of high molecular weight. They are anionic in nature and acidic in their unneutralized state and have to be neutralized with an appropriate base to achieve their thickening ability. Ashland carbomers are extremely efficient thickeners and powerful stabilizers at low concentrations in water and aqueous ethanol. Ashland carbomers exhibit pseudoplastic rheological behavior. They have high yield...
atpeptide™ is biofunctional
ATPeptide™ IS is an energy-boosting peptide specially designed to revitalize aging skin as well as smooth cellulite prone skin. It is a patented synthetic tripeptide designed to enhance cell energy rebound and boost cells' metabolism. ATPeptide™ IS provides cutaneous cells with an energy supply that improves fundamental physiological processes such as epidermal differentiation, thereby helping the skin to recover from physiological changes or env...
benecel™ methylcellulose and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
beyond thickening Thickener choices can not only impact formulation viscosity but sensorial aspects too. Multifunctional benecel™ hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) products are nature-derived rheology modifiers that enhance the sensory experience. Benecel™ hpmc is available in a wide range of grades to suit all your thickening challenges. Derived from cellulose, a natural, abundant and renewable resource, benecel™ h...
blanose™ sodium carboxymethylcellulose
Blanose™ sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) is made by reacting sodium monochloroacetate with alkalicellulose under rigidly controlled conditions. The resultant anionic polymer is purified and dried. Purified CMC for personal care and cosmetic applications is typically sold at 99.5 percent minimum purity. In addition to thickening aqueous systems, CMC is used in personal care products for water binding, syneresis control and its abil...
With multiple encapsulation technology capabilities, Ashland develops custom encapsulates tailored to meet the needs of your formulation. captivates™ hc encapsulates Captivates™ hc encapsulates are a series of small particles, in sizes ranging from 250 µm to 3,000 µm, that contain an active ingredient, or core material, surrounded by a shell produced using a complex coacervation process. Capsule wall thickn...
caspaline 14™ biofunctional
Caspaline 14™ biofunctional is a synthetic peptide to enhance skin’s natural UV defenses and help fight the signs of aging. It is designed to target and boost the expression of caspase-14. Ex-vivo testing showed that it rapidly boosted the expression of this protease. It has also been shown that fewer cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (UVB-induced DNA damage) are produced in skin cells when Caspaline™ 14 is used prior to exposure. Furthermore, becaus...
The Cerasynt™ esters range provides a variety of emulsifiers to meet formulation requirements.
chondricare™ IS biofunctional
Chondricare™ IS biofunctional has been developed to slow premature aging and to enhance the appearance of healthy skin. This biofunctional ingredient is a synthetic pentapeptide based upon the moonlighting protein aconitase, a critical functional element of human cells that both stimulates cell metabolism and protects mitochondrial DNA from oxidative damage.
Chronogen™ is an innovative anti-aging tetrapeptide, designed using advanced molecular biology and inspired by epigenetic science, to boost the expression of clock genes. It helps preserve skin from UV damage during the day and helps optimize the protective and regenerative cycle of skin.
collaxyl™ IS biofunctional
Collaxyl™ IS is clinically proven to reduce significantly the length and depth of wrinkles. Its skin repair benefits have application in a range of anti-aging products.
conditioneze™ 22 polymer
Conditioneze™ 22 polymer is a highly charged, cationic conditioning copolymer of dimethyl diallyl ammonium chloride and acrylic acid. This water-soluble copolymer is ampholytic and demonstrated excellent stability at extreme pH ranges (2-12). It is ideally suited for use as a conditioning polymer in shampoos, conditioners and colorant products. Its high pH tolerance makes it ideal for permanent wave and relaxer products. It is compatible ...
conditioneze™ 37 (E) and (M) polymer
Conditioneze™ 37 polymer is a cationic acrylic homopolymer dispersed in propylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate (E) or mineral oil (M). This liquid dispersion has multifunctional usage as a conditioning agent and rheology modifier with application in cationic and nonionic products. It is ideally suited for use as a conditioning and thickening polymer in hair conditioners, in addition to skin and sun lotions and creams. It opacifies fo...
conditioneze™ 7mp cationic solution
Conditioneze™ 7mp cationic solution is a cationic aqueous solution of diallyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (DADMAC) and acrylamide copolymer. This water-soluble polymer provides effective conditioning, is substantive and imparts good skin feel in personal care applications.
cotton bloom™ 5s biofunctional
Cotton Bloom™ 5S biofunctional is composed of oligosaccharides for skin hydration, nutrition and protection. It has been designed to cushion skin and buffer stress, and to leave the skin in a soft, nutritive and protective environment, like in a cocoon. This product contains glucose oligosaccharides from cotton plant, trehalose, fructose, sucrose and inositol from various botanical origins.
dermostatyl™ is biofunctional
Dermostatyl™ IS is a skin lightening peptide to brighten skin and even-out skin tone. This peptide obtained by synthesis acts as an antagonist to α-MSH. The binding of α-MSH to its receptors mediates skin pigmentation. It competes for α-MSH binding to its receptors, thereby decreasing melanin synthesis. Dermostatyl™ IS induces a decrease in the melanin content in epidermal cells.
d'orientine™ s biofunctional
Date palm kernel extract with age-defying properties
dynachondrine™ isr biofunctional
Soy extract with energizing and age-defying properties
ederline™ s biofunctional
Ederline™ S is an apple seed extract with clinically proven wrinkle reduction that aids to rejuvenate aging skin. It counters skin aging deficiencies, such as hormone decline, by acting as a substitute. Ederline™ S is obtained through the extraction of the unsaponifiable fraction of the oilseed, which is known for its regenerating compounds including phytostimulines (phytohormones), ursolic acid (known for its soothing properties), phytosterols, ...
Flexithix™ polymer thickener works under extreme conditions. This thickener is capable of providing stability across a wide pH range (2-13). Flexithix rheology modifier is formulator-friendly because it does not require neutralization, is highly salt-tolerant, has little to no odor, provides a pleasant after-feel in formulation, and even works with glycolic acid and salicylic acid. This thickener is very synergistic with acrylates thickeners. ...
Gafquat™ polymers are vinylpyrrolidone/dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate copolymers which give transparent, glossy, tack free, flexible films. The polymers are substantive to negatively charged surfaces and compatible with anionic and amphoteric surfactants.
germall™ II preservative
germall™ II preservative is a white, free-flowing hygroscopic powder. It provides a wide spectrum of antibacterial activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms, including Pseudomonas species. germall™ II preservative is easy to be incorporated and compatible with many other cosmetic ingredients. Approved for use in most countries, it is effective at low doses and can be used to bolster other preservatives.
gp4g sp™ biofunctional
Gp4g sp™ biofunctional is a unique aquatic energizing and protecting plankton extract that helps the skin absorb environmental aging shocks. preservative system: phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate recommended use level: 1% - 2% (clinically tested at 2%)
heliostatine™ isr biofunctional
Pea extract for tan prolongation
colorflow™ liquid crystals
Colorflow™liquid crystals are unique blends of cholesteryl esters carefully formulated to produce an exciting range of visual effects. The most striking quality of these cholesteric liquid crystal mixtures is the opalescent/iridescent appearance that arises from the way they selectively reflect visible light. Careful formulation can produce mixtures with visual impact across the color spectrum. These special materials can provide an aesthet...
laminixyl™ is biofunctional
Laminixyl IS™ is a laminin-5 peptide designed to enhance skin integrity and function through the dermal-epidermal junction. It is a synthetic, heptapeptide designed to mimic the action of laminin-5, an essential molecule present in basement membranes of the skin. The epidermal basement membrane is a very specialized zone of the skin that links the dermis to the epidermis and plays an essential role in cellular communication, cohesion and regenera...
lipigenine™ sp biofunctional
Flax seed extract for skin barrier function and effective balance of the skin microbiome
Lubrasil microemulsions are clathrates of glyceryl acrylate and polyacrylic acid that enclose water molecules. Hydrophilic gels consisting of a solvent, humectants and a polymer, as a thickening agent, this range of products delivers moisturizing benefits and unique sensory attributes including enhanced lubricity. Lubrasil* microemulsions add the smooth feel of silicone with the incorporation of dimethicone in a microemulsion. These silicone-cont...
nature-derived, efficient thickening Nature-derived from sustainably sourced cellulose, natrosol™ hec products are water-soluble, non-ionic polymers that can be used in a variety of personal and home care applications. These efficient thickeners perform across a wide pH range and demonstrate high salt tolerance and broad surfactant compatibility, enabling clear formulations. The wood pulp used in our cellulose products is sourced from ...
Inspired by wound healing science and stratifin epidermal biomessenger that is linked with dermal remodeling and wrinkle repair.
Blumilight™ Biofunctional is a Theobroma Cocoa Seed extract to help skin fight blue light pollution. It is ideal for use in day care products, indoor and outdoor skin care products, daily defense creams, anti-aging facial care products, night care products, and eye contour and anti-wrinkle products.
Pink pepper leaf extract for healthier looking skin in polluted environments
aqualon™ sodium carboxymethylcellulose
Aqualon™ sodium carboxymethylcellulose (cmc) is made by reacting sodium monochloroacetate with alkalicellulose under rigidly controlled conditions. The resultant anionic polymer is purified and dried. Purified cmc for personal care and cosmetic applications is typically sold at 99.5 percent minimum purity. In addition to thickening aqueous systems, cmc is used in personal care products for water binding, syneresis control and its ability to...
Lubrajel* hydrogels offer wide ranges of enhancing technologies to make products feel more elegant, deliver a multitude of functions and aid ease of formulation. Lubrajel hydrogels are hydrophilic and consist of water, humectants and a polymer as a thickening agent. The solvent and humectant molecules are bound to the polymeric network, resulting in a structured system with increased viscosity. As a rheology modifier, lubrajel hydroge...
marine hydrolized collagen lmv™ biofunctional
Marine hydrolysed collagen a™ biofunctional is composed of marine collagen fractions for scalp and hair applications. Upcycled from fish skin, marine hydrolysed collagen a™ has a positive impact on overall sustainability. Marine hydrolysed collagen a™ has proven benefits on keratin 14, a keratin associated with hair strength, in scalp biopsies. Studies on Asian hair show benefits on repairing damaged hair, and an increase in hai...
natrosol™ plus 330 & polysurf™ 67 cetyl modified hydroxyethylcellulose
Hydrophobically modified hydroxyethylcellulose (HMHEC) is made in a two-step reaction. The first is the standard reaction of alkali-cellulose with ethylene oxide to produce HEC. The second step is a cetyl substitution, which provides the hydrophobic end groups. The resultant nonionic polymer is purified and dried. HMHEC for personal care and cosmetic applications is sold as natrosol™ plus 330 cs and polysurf™ 67 cs. HMHEC p...
oleanoline™ IS biofunctional
Oleanoline ™ IS is an olive leaf extract that detoxifies and clarifies skin and is clinically proven to improve the appearance of irritated skin. It mainly consists of triterpene: oleanolic acid, an isomer of ursolic acid. This product is a a soothing, detoxifying and anti-dehydration active ingredient
orsirtine™ ISR biofunctional
Rice extract associated with SIRTl and agedefying benefits
oxygenated glycerol triesters d™ biofunctional
Oxidized corn oil for skin and scalp soothing
peptide vinci™ 02 is biofunctional
Peptide Vinci 02™ IS enhances dermal repair and regeneration. It has also been clinically proven to plump lips.
phytoquintescine isr™ biofunctional
Einkorn extract to delay the premature signs of skin aging
phytoRNx baobab™ biofunctional
PhytoRNx Baobab™ Biofunctional is a baobab extract obtained with the Plant Samll RNA (PSR) Technology from baobab seeds.
phytocohesine™ psp biofunctional
Phytocohesine PSP™ visibly improves skin aspect and structure through stratum corneum cohesion, epidermal differentiation, and skin barrier enhancement. It protects skin from chemical and UV insults. Composed of phytosterol sulfate, it is mainly beta-sitosterolsulfate, a homolog to cholesterol sulfate obtained by a specific process of hemi-synthesis. Phytocohesine PSP™ demonstrates the same efficacy as cholesterol sulfate and shows improved skin ...
Phytoneomatrix™ is inspired by wound healing science and stratifin epidermal biomessenger that is linked with dermal remodeling and wrinkle repair.
quintescine™ is biofunctional
Quintescine™ IS is a glutathione-biomimetic antioxidant peptide that protects against glycation damage, protects skin from environmental stresses, and prevents loss of skin resiliency. It is a patented biological antioxidant peptide that increases the skin's antioxidant defenses, providing protection against all kinds of oxidative stress and reducing glycation damage.
prolixir s20™ biofunctional
Prolixir S20™ is a patent-pending dimer tripeptide specifically designed to target the Ubiquitin-Proteasome (Ub-P) System and to help achieve successful aging through a sustained proteasome efficacy and less protein damage.
prolipid™ lamellar gels
Prolipid™ lamellar gels are designed to exert a “second skin” effect, mimicking the unique lamellar organization of stratum corneum lipids. In addition, they enhance the performance of cosmetic formulations and can be used to develop stable lamellar gel networks with a wide range of rheologies and sensory attributes depending on the type of auxiliary ingredients present.
prolipid™ 161 lamellar gel
ProLipid™ 161 lamellar gel is a structurizing ingredient composed of vegetal-based amphiphilic compounds that enhances formulation texture and stability. The cetearyl and behenyl alcohols function as an emulsion stabilizer, binder, viscosity-increasing agent and opacifying agent. The hydroxyethyl cetearamidopropyldimonium chloride is the quaternary compound providing antistatic properties and super-conditioning benefits.
x-tend™ 226 ester
X-Tend™ 226 is a new and proprietary polar ester with high solubilizing capacity for oxybenzone and avobenzone. It also can boost the critical wavelength and UVA/UVB ratio of avobenzone. It is a colorless to light yellow liquid with a faint odor of roses. X-Tend™ 226 is the ester of 2-phenylethyl alcohol and benzoic acid. It is internationally approved for a wide range of personal care applications.
vital™ et biofunctional
Vital ET™ is a new and unique bio-functional form of Vitamin E. It delivers proven anti-erythemal and anti-inflammatory benefits. The properties of Vital ET™ can be used in the formulation of products for the prevention and remediation of sunburn, for acne, and treatment products targeting the effects of aging and environmental stress. It is the perfect choice for shaving applications where its anti-inflammatory benefits are complemented by its e...
vegetal ceramides™ bgg biofunctional
Rice extract clinically proven to improve skin moisturization
ultrathix™ p-100 polymer
Ultrathix P-100 polymer thickener is a multi-functional rheology modifier. This thickener allows formulators to create quick-break textures due to its shear-thinning rheology and refreshing sensory perception.
ucpeptide™ v biofunctional
UCPeptide™ V is an innovative slimming peptide. It is a patented, UCP-like peptide obtained by synthesis and designed for slimming skin care products. The sequence of UCPeptide™ V is similar to a common sequence in uncoupling proteins (UCPs), a universal family of mitochondrial transporters that allow energy to be released as heat.
An age-defying yeast and soy extract associated with telomere maintenance
survixyl IS™ biofunctional
Survixyl IS™ helps preserve the niche environment of Epidermal Stem Cells and optimize epidermal self-rejuvenation. It is a peptide based on the latest discoveries in stem cell research. It has been designed specifically to target and boost the Stemness Recovery Complex™.
suttocide™ a preservative
suttocide™ a preservative is sold as a 50% aqueous solution of sodium hydroxymethylglycinate. The solution is a clear alkaline liquid with a mild characteristic odor, water soluble at any ratio. This single preservative is cost-effective and provides broad spectrum protection against Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold. It is suggested for use in skin care products, like liquid and bar soaps, emulsion based products and...
signaline™ s biofunctional
Superactivated oil with energizing properties
germall™ 115 preservative
germall™ 115 preservative is a white, free-flowing hygroscopic powder. It is very effective against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, including Pseudomonas species. It acts synergistically with other preservatives. With parabens, it provides a broad spectrum of activity against bacteria, yeast, and mold. This activity has made the germall™ 115 preservative - paraben combination one of the most widely used cosmetic preservative systems in ...
germall™ plus preservative
germall™ plus preservative is a white, free-flowing hygroscopic powder, a patented synergistic combination of germall™ II preservative (diazolidinyl urea) and iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC). germall™ plus is a highly effective, broad spectrum preservative for emulsions and aqueous formulations. It can be incorporated into a variety of leave-on and rinse-off cosmetic and personal care formulations for reliable preservation.
liquid germall™ plus preservative
liquid germall™ plus preservative is a patented synergistic combination of germall™ II preservative (diazolidinyl urea) and iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC) in propylene glycol. germall™ plus is a highly effective, broad spectrum preservative for emulsions and aqueous formulations. It can be incorporated into a variety of leave-on and rinse-off cosmetic and personal care formulations for broad preservation.
optiphen™ is a unique liquid preservative formulation which consists of phenoxyethanol and an emollient base. The combination of these ingredients provides optimized protection against microbial growth from bacteria and yeast while giving the finished product exceptional feel. optiphen™ preservative works in a wide pH range and offers excellent heat compatibility making it to a preferred option for formulators.
optiphen™ plus preservative
optiphen™ plus is a unique liquid preservative formulation featuring an innovative blend of phenoxyethanol and sorbic acid in an emollient base of caprylyl glycol. It is ideal for slightly acidic personal care products requiring broad spectrum protection. The combination of all three ingredients offers effective protection against bacteria, yeast, and mold growth while imparting emolliency.
optiphen™ bsp preservative | rokonsal™ bsp preservative
optiphen™ bsp preservative is a combination of benzoic and sorbic acids in phenoxyethanol. Due to the organic acids, optiphen™ bsp may be classified as a mild preservative, provided the pH of the final product is not higher than 5.4. It is effective against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, yeasts and mold. The product is also marketed under the trade name rokonsal™ bsp.
optiphen™ po preservative
optiphen™ po preservative contains the antimicrobial active phenoxyethanol. It is a well known active with good market reputation and global approval. The excellent pH compatibility allows its use in acidic and even alkaline formulations as well as a variety of other cosmetic formulations. It can be used alone and functions synergistically with other preservatives. optiphen™ po preservative is applicable for use in a variety of rinse off personal...
optiphen™ bsb-w preservative
optiphen™ bsb–w preservative consists of a combination of sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate in benzyl alcohol. Ashland's nature-identical preservatives are ideal solutions for products aimed at the Eco-aware consumer. optiphen™ bsb–w preservative is ECOCERT-, NATRUE-, COSMOS - and BDIH-compliant. The synthetic versions of naturally occurring substances with excellent efficacy has proven to be an effective preservative system. This product is ...
optiphen™ bsb-n preservative | rokonsal™ bsb-n preservative
optiphen™ bsb-n preservative is a combination of benzoic and sorbic acids in benzyl alcohol. Ashland's nature-identical preservatives are ideal solutions for products aimed at the Eco-aware consumer. This product is validated by ECOCERT according to the COSMOS-standard. Due to the organic acids, optiphen™ bsb-n preservative may be classified as a mild preservative. It is effective against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, yeas...
rokonsal™ se-2 preservative
rokonsal™ se-2 preservative is a clear cost-efficient liquid technology, providing broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, fungi and yeast. It is also fast-acting and effective up to 7 pH max. rokonsal™ se-2 preservative is compatible with many other cosmetic ingredients and highly recommended for use in both rinse-off and leave-on hair care and skin care applications, including wet wipe applications.
lubrajel* marine hydrogel * lubrajel is a registered trademark of united-guardian, inc.
Lubrajel* marine is a unique solution for dry skin that provides moisture thanks to its naturally-derived glycerin content and cross-linked polysaccharide. Ideal for moisturizing skin care formulations, lubrajel* marine is preserved with benzoic acid and sorbic acid. Lubrajel* marine revives and refreshes consumer senses with its unique effect on texture feel, and it is clinically proven to provide skin moisture in 8 hours. With the COSMOS and su...
Condurango extract associated with skin detoxination, oxygenation and wellness
Fresh lotus extract for total anti-age control, face and body, made with Zeta Fraction™ technology
peptide q10™ biofunctional
Peptide Q10™ Biofunctional is a novel strategy to counteract the age-related decline of CoQ10 and is a complementary and alternative technology to CoQ10 direct application. By “reinventing CoQ10” with a biological approach, Ashland’s new technology represents a new shift in the anti-aging and antioxidant segment that can be used in conjunction, or not, with topical application of CoQ10. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has long been recognized as an effectiv...
Suberlift™ is a clinically proven botanical instant smoothing tensor that provides lift and firming to skin. It is a natural extract of the cork oak (Quercus suber), which contains the active ingredient suberin. The tightening effect of Suberlift™ is provided by the hydrolyzed suberin, which creates a visible effect on the skin. Due to the suberin content, Suberlift™ forms a microcrystalline network that will bind to the skin surface and progres...
optiphen™ 200 preservative
optiphen™ 200 preservative contains the antimicrobial active phenoxyethanol. An additional booster increases the broad spectrum activity against micro-organisms. It can be used in a variety of cosmetic formulations. The excellent pH compatibility allows use in acidic and slightly alkaline formulations. It is applicable for use in a variety of rinse off personal care preparations such as shampoos and conditioners. It is also well suited for high-q...
optiphen™ hd multifunctional
optiphen™ hd is a global multifunctional additive. The 1,2-alkanediol can be combined with very low doses of preservatives to effectively preserve personal care formulations acting as potentiator. Based on 1,2-hexanediol it can be used in a variety of cosmetic formulations. optiphen™ hd multifunctional is well known and widely used in personal care applications due to its perfect water solubility, its balanced way of boosting preservative activit...
optiphen™ od multifunctional
optiphen™ od is a global multifunctional additive. The 1,2-alkanediol can be combined with very low doses of preservatives to effectively preserve personal care formulations acting as potentiator. Based on 1,2-octanediol it can be used in a variety of cosmetic formulations. optiphen™ od multifunctional is well known and widely used in personal care applications due to its balanced way of boosting preservative activity and imparting emolliancy whi...
chronogen™ yst biofunctional
inspired by clock genes, sync your skin for a younger, fresher look Chronogen™ yst from Ashland’s Vincience laboratories in France is one of the first biofunctional ingredients inspired by clock genes, and is designed to provide a cosmetic solution to the deleterious effects of social jetlag on the skin. Social jetlag is a new field of studies connected to health problems in modern societies. Social jetlag is a mismatch between t...
puraloe™ aloe vera
Aloe vera is an iconic botanical resource long recognized for its benefits in skin soothing, hydration, and after-sun care. Ashland puraloe offers extremely highly pure, organically certified Aloe vera that is responsibly sourced from Ashland's farms in Mexico. This responsible sourcing means that we support workers' rights through resource access and local community reinvestment while protecting the environment via water conservation and a commi...
Optimage sf microgel provides both rapid and long-lasting improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It achieves this due to its unique gel-matrix composition, which has an affinity to skin and adapts to wrinkle topology. This microgel is a patent-pending technology that is soft, silicone-free, pre-dispersed, and robust in formulation. This technology can be used in both anti-aging and "selfie-ready" skin care formulas. applic...
ceraphyl™ esters for color cosmetics
Ceraphyl esters are an extensive range of emollients that provide makeup formulas with sensory distinction, from initial product application to residual after-feel. Ceraphyl ods ester is a branched emollient ester that enhances product spreadability and delivers a silky after-feel without residue. Ceraphyl 791 ester delivers a lubricious and rich touch with a long-lasting afterfeel.
Aquastyle SH-100 polymer is a hair styling polymer. In mascara formulas, it provides film forming and conditioning with a natural feel. applications color cosmetics
Emulsynt™1055 emulsifier and ester is a blend of a primary and auxiliary emulsifier that is used in a wide variety of personal care formulas. It is an effective water-in-oil emulsifier. It has excellent auxilary effects as a stabilizer for oil-in-water emulsions. It is particularly useful for water-in-oil phase inversion emulsion systems. In color cosmetics, it could be used as an auxillary pigment binder in pressed ...
Aqualon™ ethylcellulose (EC) is a cellulose ether distinguished by its versatility.
prolixir ice™ biofunctional
Prolixir-ICE™ biofunctional is a rice extract to help skin age gracefully. Prolixir-ICE biofunctional has been developed for a sustained proteasome efficacy and less protein damage
survixyl rz™ biofunctional
preservative system: sodium benzoate COSMOS-validated recommended use level: 0.5 to 1.5% helps boost the Stemness Recovery Complex™ (in vitro, ex vivo) helps preserve cells under conditions of stress (in vitro, ex vivo, in vivo- in vivo data from clinical studies demonstrate improved appearance in skin and self-rejuvenation
A 100% natural extract of Rosa centifolia flower sourced locally in Provence (France) to help skin achieve a flawless self-repair
Patchouli extract supporting the skin endocannabinoid system and providing skin with soothing, calming and relaxing benefits
natriance™ brightener extract
Natriance™ Brightener Extract helps skin reveal its own radiance, create a natural glow and sublimate skin tone for a brighter and more luminous appearance. This product is suggested for use in body and face care, hand care, anti-aging creams, brightening/whitening formulations and day and night formulations.
Camu camu extract to help relieve signs of skin fatigue
natriance™ wrinkle-less extract
Natriance™ Wrinkle-Less Extract helps skin reduce one of the most visible signs of aging – wrinkles. Skin may appear smoother, refreshed and firmer with the use of this product. It is suggested for use in body and face care, day and night creams, anti-aging products and for men and women applications.
natriance™ self-hydrate extract
Natriance™ Self-Hydrate Extract helps educate skin to draw water from the inside. By enhancing essential water molecules, hydrasources are restored resulting in skin that is visibly more quenched. This product is suggested for use in body and face care, day and night creams, moisturizing products and for men and women applications.
natriance™ solar defense extract
Natriance™ Solar Defense Extract helps preserve the skin’s innate self-defense against solar radiations. It helps skin be better adapted to solar aggressions and limit damage, preserving skin’s healthy appearance and beauty. This product is suggested for use in body and face care, day protective products, sun care products, formulations against premature aging and photo-aging.
natriance™ renovate extract
Natriance™ Renovate Extract helps skin renovate its surface and transform the texture into a visibly renewed skin with less squames and flaws. With a gentle, natural renewal from the inside, the skin surface is re-texturized. This product is suggested for use in body and face care, flawless effect creams, skin perfecter products and for men and women applications.
Ultra fresh tea extract, for a peaceful and balanced skin inspired by neurocosmetics and yoga. Made with Zeta Fraction™ technology.
optiphen™ gp preservative
optiphen™ gp preservative is effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold. It offers excellent heat stability, works across a wide pH window and is easily solubilized in water. optiphen™ gp preservative is readily biodegradable and solves the growing consumer interest in natural and nature-derive ingredients, as it provides a content of 37% natural origin, applying the ISO 16128-2:2017(E) standard. The product has be...
premium true lavender flower extract from Provence
benecel™ hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
beyond thickening Thickener choices can not only impact formulation viscosity but sensorial aspects too. Multifunctional Benecel™ hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) products are nature-derived rheology modifiers that enhance the sensory experience. Benecel™ HPMC is available in a wide range of grades to suit all your thickening challenges. Nature-derived from sustainably-sourced¹ cellulose, Benecel™ HPMC products are wate...
american clary sage essential oil
Clary sage extracts and essential oils have been used by healers across the centuries and they are still used today in aromatherapy, for a variety of ailments. The Ashland clary sage (Salvia sclarea) is grown in North Carolina, USA, - which is known to be the unofficial clary sage-growing capital of the world. The plants are used to prepare clary sage extract to isolate its main constituent – its essential oil and sclareol, which is predominantl...
phyteq™ raspberry i multifunctional
phyteq™ raspberry i multifunctional is a nature identical multifunctional preservative booster based on raspberry ketone. As a preservative potentiator it helps to protect the cosmetic against spoilage. Additional skin benefits make it an excellent choice for skin care products, as it acts as a strong antioxidant and free radical scavenger that helps to protect the elasticity of the skin.
phyteq™ raspberry n multifunctional
phyteq™ raspberry n multifunctional is a 100% natural and COSMOS validated multifunctional preservative booster, based on raspberry ketone. As a preservative potentiator it helps to protect the cosmetic against spoilage. Additional skin benefits make it an excellent choice for skin care products, as it acts as a strong antioxidant and free radical scavenger that helps to protect the elasticity of the skin. Its anti-inflammation properties can hel...
natriance™ ageless biofunctional
Ashland utilizes a multi-functional approach to healthier and younger-looking skin. Natriance™ ageless biofunctional provides rapid moisture to the skin and reduces the depth of wrinkles and fine lines by increasing the expression of 4 key types of collagen (4C) present in the dermis and dermal-epidermal junction membrane area. Natriance™ ageless biofunctional is naturally sourced and biodegradable. It is well suited for formulations ...
orchid complex™ os ester
Orchid complex™ os extract is the infusion of carefully cultivated Cymbidium orchids in a vegetable emollient base. Orchid complex™ os extract is a naturally-derived light emollient that enhances product spreadability and delivers a smooth after-feel to the skin with no oily residue. These properties and its naturally-derived origin make orchid complex™ os extract an ingredient of choice for products such as creams, lotions, body butters and bat...
antaron™ eco gel
Antaron™ ECo gel starts with a globally compliant film former that is based on sustainably sourced wood-derived cellulose. This unique ethylcellulose provides excellent water resistance and light formula aesthetics. To make it easier for formulators to take full advantage of the benefits, we incorporated it into a biodegradable sun care solvent. The resulting inherently biodegradable gel can easily be incorporated into a formula, saving energy fo...
Welcome to our broad range of ceraphyl™ esters, including esters based on alpha hydroxy acids and RSPO-certified palm oil. We can create the texture of your (marketing teams’) dreams with ingredients that provide a light dry feel, impart body, and/or give a maximum after feel. We have many esters that are multi-functional beyond sensory and help wet pigments, bind pigments, and/or solubilize UV filters. ...
Klucel™ hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC) is a nonionic water-soluble cellulose ether with a remarkable combination of properties. It combines organic solvent solubility, thermoplasticity and surface activity with the aqueous thickening and stabilizing properties characteristic of other water-soluble cellulose polymers available from Ashland. Klucel™ HPC films are flexible without plasticizers and non-tacky at high humidity.
Santalwood biofunctional is a Santalum album extract obtained from upcycled wood chips to help defy skin aging. Inspired by ancient rituals and forest therapy, Santalwood is the first biofunctional to be developed by Ashland with Artificial Intelligence (Al) for a better aging that helps transform skin's appearance from dull and lifeless to vibrant and glowing.
effisin™ la natural multifunctional
effisin™ la natural is a multifunctional ingredient and suitable for natural cosmetics in either leave-on, rinse-off or wet wipe formulations. It has masking, skin-conditioning and antimicrobial properties.
effisin™ pg natural multifunctional
effisin™ pg natural, a COSMOS approved pentylene glycol from 100% natural origin, is a clear, liquid multifunctional ingredient with very low odor. It possesses an excellent safety profile with proven skin moisturizing properties.
euxyl™ eco 910 preservative
euxyl™ eco 910 is a liquid cosmetic preservative and suitable for natural cosmetics in either leave-on, rinse-off or wet wipe formulations up to neutral pH. It combines enhanced antimicrobial efficacy at an acceptable dosage with scenting properties.
euxyl™ k 712 preservative
euxyl™ k 712 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds. This mild blend can be used for certified natural cosmetics, and has good efficacy in the vapor phase.
euxyl™ k 903 preservative
euxyl™ k 903 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds. This mild blend can be used for certified natural cosmetics, and has good efficacy in the vapor phase.
sensiva™ pa 20 multifunctional
sensiva™ pa 20 is a liquid multifunctional additive for personal care products. This blend of nature-identical ingredients combines excellent skin-care properties with the antimicrobial properties of phenethyl alcohol.
sensiva™ pa 30 multifunctional
sensiva™ pa 30 is a liquid multifunctional additive for personal care products. Its combination of naturally-derived and nature-identical ingredients makes it an excellent choice for nature-inspired cosmetic products.
sensiva™ pa 40 multifunctional
sensiva™ pa 40 is a liquid multifunctional additive for personal care products. This blend combines natural and nature-identical ingredients. A mild floral scent can mask potentially unpleasant odors of other ingredients.
effisin™ pg multifunctional
effisin™ pg, a synthetic quality, is a clear, liquid multifunctional ingredient with very low odor and soluble e.g. in water and cosmetic esters. It possesses an excellent safety profile with proven skin moisturizing properties.
sensidin™ do skin multifunctional
sensidin™ do comprises a liquid deodorizing active ingredient. The synergistic combination provides good efficacy in deodorants at low use concentrations. This blend reliably inhibits the growth and multiplication of odor-causing bacteria on the skin.
sensiva™ sc 50 multifunctional
sensiva™ sc 50 is a liquid multifunctional additive for personal care products with very effective deodorising activity. As an emollient, it improves the skin-feel of cosmetic formulations. Additionally, it acts as a booster for antimicrobials.
sensiva™ sc 10 multifunctional
sensiva™ sc 10 is a liquid multifunctional additive for personal care products. As a mild humectant and skin emollient, this blend improves the skin-feel of cosmetic formulations. Additionally, it acts as a booster for antimicrobials.
euxyl™ pe 9010 preservative
euxyl™ pe 9010 a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy. The addition of ethylhexylglycerin reduces the interfacial tension at the cell membrane of microorganisms and improves the antimicrobial activity.
euxyl™ k 830 preservative
euxyl™ k 830 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy. The addition of the OCX – Efficacy Enhancing System allows phenoxyethanol to better attack the cell membrane, improving its antimicrobial efficacy.
euxyl™ k 900 preservative
euxyl™ k 900 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy. The addition of ethylhexylglycerin reduces the interfacial tension at the cell membrane of microorganisms and improves the antimicrobial activity.
euxyl™ k 940 preservative
euxyl™ k 940 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy. The addition of ethylhexylglycerin reduces the interfacial tension at the cell membrane of microorganisms and improves the antimicrobial activity.
euxyl™ k 700 preservative
euxyl™ k 700 is a liquid preservative for personal care products. This mild blend has strong, broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds, and also has good efficacy in the vapor phase.
euxyl™ k 701 preservative
euxyl™ k 701 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy, and good efficacy in the vapour phase. It is a mild blend with an enhanced composition, including an antimicrobial booster.
euxyl™ k 702 preservative
euxyl™ k 702 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy, and good efficacy in the vapour phase. It is a mild blend with an enhanced composition, including an antimicrobial booster.
euxyl™ k 703 preservative
euxyl™ k 703 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds. This mild blend is stable across a broad pH range (up to 6), and has good efficacy in the vapor phase.
euxyl™ k 720 preservative
euxyl™ k 720 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds. This mild blend is ideal for wet wipes and provides an added value as humectant.
s&m phenoxyethanol rch preservative
s&m phenoxyethanol rch comprises a single active ingredient. It has good bactericidal efficacy, and is effective even in the vapor phase. This liquid is stable in the presence of water (i.e. against hydrolysis) and across a broad pH and temperature range.
euxyl™ k 320 preservative
euxyl™ k 320 is a liquid preservative for personal care products. This blend has broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy, and is efficient against bacteria, yeasts and molds. It has good efficacy in the vapor phase, and is stable across a broad pH range.
euxyl™ k 120 preservative
euxyl™ k 120 is a liquid preservative for personal care products. This blend has broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds. It is powerful even at low use concentrations, and also has good efficacy in the vapor phase.
euxyl™ k 350 preservative
euxyl™ k 350 is a liquid preservative for personal care products. This mild blend has balanced, broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds. It is stable across a broad pH and temperature range.
euxyl™ k 100 preservative
euxyl™ k 100 is a liquid preservative for personal care products. This blend has broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds. It is powerful even at low use concentrations, and also has good efficacy in the vapor phase.
euxyl™ k 145 preservative
euxyl™ k 145 is a liquid preservative for personal care products. This blend has broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds, and shows especially strong activity against gram-negative bacteria.
euxyl™ k 500 preservative
euxyl™ k 500 is liquid preservative for personal care products. This blend has balanced, broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy. In addition, its specific combination of active ingredients helps prevent its constituent organic acids from discoloring
euxyl™ k 510 preservative
euxyl™ k 510 is a liquid preservative for personal care products. This blend has strong, broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds. It has good efficacy in the vapor phase, and is powerful even at low use concentrations.
s&m bronopol rch preservative
s&m bronopol rch preservative comprises a single active ingredient. It has excellent bactericidal efficacy and shows strong activity against gram-negative bacteria. This crystalline powder is a powerful preservative even at low use concentrations.
s&m methylparaben preservative
s&m methylparaben preservative comprises a single active ingredient and has broad-spectrum efficacy. This crystalline powder is stable in the presence of water (i.e. against hydrolysis) and across a broad pH and temperature range.
sensidin™ pure skin multifunctional
Deo active with powerful and fast-acting efficacy against odor-causing bacteria combating body odor before it develops while respecting the individual microbiome.
natrathix™ bio cellulose
Natrathix™ Bio cellulose is a nature-derived, biodegradable rheology modifier with suspension capabilities that maintains emulsion stability of skin and sun care formulations with a desirable skin feel.
Caressense™ biofunctional is a phytofermented extract from fresh & organic jasmine flowers, sustainably grown in Provence, and inspired by research on the connection between “skin & emotions” and “science of love”.For the first time, Ashland research reveals a natural bioactive that can activate skin’ sensors of touch, the piezos, to release “feel-good” and anti-aging molecules (oxytocin…) for well-feeling and well-ageing benefits.
antaron™ soja glyceride
antaron™ soja glyceride is a nature derived, biodegradable film former that delivers water resistance and SPF boosting benefits to sun care and color cosmetic formulations. Antaron™ soja glyceride enables the creation of more natural sun care creams, lotions, gels, and color cosmetics.
effisin™ cg natural multifunctional
effisin™ cg natural is a multifunctional ingredient and suitable for natural cosmetics thanks to its 100% natural origin. Caprylyl Glycol is well known and widely used in personal care applications due to its balanced way of boosting preservative activity and imparting emolliancy while being effective over a very wide pH range.
sensiva™ go natural multifunctional
sensiva™ go natural is a liquid multifunctional ingredient for personal care products and 100% natural. It is the perfect fit for natural formulations in global markets thanks to its wide applicability and effectiveness in broad pH range. Combining broad spectrum of efficacy against microbials with moisturizing properties.
sensiva™ sc 80 multifunctional
sensiva™ sc 80 is a liquid multifunctional ingredient for personal care products. Besides efficient antimicrobial efficacy in broad pH range with especially strong fungicidal efficacy it provides additional skin benefits contributing to well-ageing and healthy looking skin. It has strong antioxidant capacities and inhibits enzymes helping to shield collagen and hyaluronan.
germcount™ combi dipslide
Germcount™ combi dipslide provides every operation with individual means of rapid and reliable hygiene controls. These dipslides can be used for testing raw materials, for in-process controls during the production process and for quality control of finished products. Germcount™ combi dipslide enable the most flexible and convenient approach to reveal microbial contamination - even without microbiological expertise and special laboratory equipment...
marine extract from giant kelp algae with Zeta Fraction™ Technology to combat the skin effects of pollution (diesel ultrafine particles) on epidermal stem cells and preserve the skin’s self-regenerating and protecting properties.
Sclareance™ biofunctional is a new natural solution from Ashland to visibly help limit dandruff and scalp irritation. Sclareance™ is a purified sclareolide obtained by fermentation from clary sage flowers. Sclareance™ boasts a dual approach to scalp health: it contributes to limit the growth of Malassezia fungi associated with dandruff and it can help the skin transform vitamin D into its active form. Sclareance™ can fortify the scalp barrier, pr...
Saffragyl™ represents a new cosmetic approach to gum care. It addresses a serious public health problem related to gingival health. Saffragyl™ biofunctional helps prevent early gums problems and strengthen sensitive & irritated gums. It is a safe, microbiome-friendly & effective cosmetic bioactive for the oral care market. Saffragyl™ can be used daily for leave-on gum care routine with no side effect on irritation & sensitivity.
hyalurotech™ sodium hyaluronate
Sodium hyaluronate is a key ingredient in many skincare and beauty products due to its ability to deeply moisturize and plump the skin. It is a naturally occurring substance found in the human body, but it can also be synthesized using biotechnology. We are excited to announce the launch of Hyalurotech™ sodium hyaluronate line, a line of sodium hyaluronate of different molecular weights! This new product offers a range of options for custom...