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Personal Care

Competence from top to toe: when it comes to personal hygiene, quality cannot be compromised. And this is precisely the philosophy of Zschimmer & Schwarz: our versatile products for skin and hair care, colour cosmetics and toiletries produce top results for a well-groomed, beautiful and colourful life. We offer customers all over the world tailor-made chemical specialities which are precisely fit to meet their requirements and the demands of their target groups.

If you wish to find out more about our products and services, please contact us – we are more than happy to answer your questions!

Discover the formulations of our new Summer Vibes Collection, which protect hair and face from UV rays, provide intense care and bring the summer look to perfection with a great make-up.

CONTACT

Zschimmer & Schwarz
Personal Care Division
Via Angelo Ariotto, 1/C, 13038 Tricerro (VC) | IT

T +39 0161 808 111
F +39 0161 801 002
care@zschimmer-schwarz.com

Colour Cosmetics

What do mascara, nail polish, lipstick and foundation have in common? They allow to make the most of one’s appearance and to create unique looks, thus boosting the user’s confidence and self-esteem. The Zschimmer & Schwarz portfolio combines the high-performance polymers of its SYNTRAN® line with the first-class emollients of its ZETEMOL line to create perfect make-up formulations. ZETEMOL products consist mostly of ingredients derived from vegetable and other sustainable oils which create a velvety skin feel and thus allow for advanced make-up formulations. Our water-based acrylate SYNTRAN® polymers are developed for the purpose of improving the properties of the particular formula in a variety of ways. With this successful concept, we provide our customers and their products with a real, unique selling point.

Eye make-up (mascara, eyeliner, eye shadow, eyebrow products)

In personal interaction, eye contact plays a crucial role – beautiful eye make-up provides for that special something. We offer a wide range of matching products that stand out by means of their colour expression, comfort and long adhesion.

The use of SYNTRAN® film formers in your products prevents make-up from smudging. Through our proprietary process, we combine monomers with powerful functional groups to achieve an optimal balance between adhesion, cohesion, shine, flexibility and water resistance.

  • Polymers / Film formers: The pre-neutralised SYNTRAN® products are easy to use because they are supplied in liquid form. Whether used in mascara, eyeliner or eye shadow, our products ensure the desired properties, such as resistance against water and wear. Due to the transparency of the film, the authentic colours of the utilised pigments are reflected. In O/W or aqueous systems, our polymers and film formers display their properties ideally: in mascara, they provide the necessary adhesion during application and define the eyelashes perfectly without sticking to them, and they allow to create water-resistant eyeliners with an extremely glossy appearance.

  • Emollients: Emollients can be used in a variety of ways. First of all, they create a pleasant, smooth feel by nourishing and relaxing the skin. With a combination of different emollients, additional sensory effects can be achieved, such as an increase in skin moisture. But emollients can also enhance pigment dispersion and stability in colour cosmetics products.

  • Emulsifiers: Emulsifiers are surface-active substances that are used to combine two originally immiscible or only partially miscible liquids like water and oil. Gentle cleansing emulsions are mainly used in facial cleansing, for instance as eye make-up removers.

  • Pigment dispersants: Our acrylic resins are clear polymers with dispersing properties. Pigments are added to the SYNTRAN® dispersants in order to produce stable pigment dispersions. The result: good colour properties and high gloss in cosmetic products. In addition, they ensure that the pigments remain well-dispersed – even when only small quantities are added.

  • Solubilisers: Solubilisers are used to produce clear aqueous solutions of different oils, like perfumes or essential oils of various origin. Caring components can also be incorporated into make-up formulations.

  • Aqueous pigment dispersions: Our ready-to-use pre-dispersed pigments enable manufacturers to mix pigmented formulas right away. Thanks to the choice of different ingredients, great colour strength and excellent coverage properties can be achieved – without compromising the properties of the film former in the end product, such as shine, adhesion and water resistance.

Face make-up (foundation, BB cream)

In times of ever-increasing image resolution that highlights every single pore, flawless skin is becoming increasingly important. Make-up manufacturers face the challenge of responding appropriately to this development. Zschimmer & Schwarz offers special ingredients for the perfect end product, which unites transfer resistance, adhesion, durability and hydrophobic properties.

  • Polymers / Film formers: Our SYNTRAN® polymers guarantee the transfer resistance of the make-up formula and ensure that it lasts all day long. Thanks to the dispersing and binding properties of polymers, the product can be distributed more evenly. Consequently, the final film is more homogeneous and cohesive. With our wax-grafted technology, we offer the customer an adequate playtime. The formula feels pleasant on the skin upon application and afterwards. In addition, the product feels weightless and prevents the pigments from coming off.

  • Emollients: Emollients can be used in a variety of ways. First of all, they create a pleasant, smooth feel by nourishing and relaxing the skin. With a combination of different emollients, additional sensory effects can be achieved. But emollients can also enhance pigment dispersion and stability in colour cosmetics products.

  • Emulsifiers: Emulsifiers are surface-active substances that are used to combine two originally immiscible or only partially miscible liquids like water and oil. Gentle cleansing emulsions are mainly used in facial cleansing, for instance as make-up removers.

  • Pigment dispersants: Our acrylic resins are clear polymers with dispersing properties. Pigments are added to the SYNTRAN® dispersants in order to produce stable pigment dispersions. The result: good colour properties and high gloss in cosmetic products. In addition, they ensure that the pigments remain well-dispersed – even when only small quantities are added.

  • Solubilisers: Solubilisers are used to produce clear aqueous solutions of different oils, like perfumes or essential oils of various origin. Caring components can also be incorporated into make-up formulations.

  • Aqueous pigment dispersions: Our ready-to-use pre-dispersed pigments enable manufacturers to mix pigmented formulas right away. Thanks to the choice of different ingredients, great colour strength and excellent coverage properties can be achieved – without compromising the properties of the film former in the end product, such as shine, adhesion and water resistance.

Lip make-up (lip stain, lipstick)

Colour, texture and shine are the essential factors in lip products. SYNTRAN® polymers also provide for other desired properties of lip make-up, such as transfer resistance, flexibility, wear resistance and comfort, in the end product. Thus, lips stay flawless and attractive throughout the day.

  • Polymers / Film formers: The water-based SYNTRAN® materials give liquid lip cosmetics additional transfer resistance. Depending on the formula, zero transfer can be achieved while maintaining a high level of comfort. Lasting elasticity, shine and water resistance are further benefits.

  • Emollients: Emollients can be used in a variety of ways. First of all, they create a pleasant, smooth feel by nourishing and relaxing the skin. With a combination of different emollients, moisturisation and additional sensory effects can be achieved, such as a pleasant feel on the lips and comfortable wear. But emollients can also enhance pigment dispersion and stability in colour cosmetics products.

  • Emulsifiers: Emulsifiers are surface-active substances that are used to combine two originally immiscible or only partially miscible liquids like water and oil. Gentle cleansing emulsions are mainly used in facial cleansing, for example as make-up removers.

  • Pigment dispersants: Our acrylic resins are clear polymers with dispersing properties. Pigments are added to the SYNTRAN® dispersants in order to produce stable pigment dispersions. The result: good colour properties and high gloss in cosmetic products. In addition, they ensure that the pigments remain well-dispersed – even when only small quantities are added.

  • Solubilisers: Solubilisers are used to produce clear aqueous solutions of different oils, like perfumes or essential oils of various origin. Caring components can also be incorporated into make-up formulations.

  • Aqueous pigment dispersions: Our ready-to-use pre-dispersed pigments enable manufacturers to mix pigmented formulas right away. Thanks to the choice of different ingredients, great colour strength and excellent coverage properties can be achieved – without compromising the properties of the film former in the end product, such as shine, adhesion and water resistance.

Nail polish (pigmented nail polish, base coat, top coat)

SYNTRAN® allows you to develop a complete range of water-based nail products with improved performance: from a peelable base coat to a high-gloss top coat – even after immersion in water – to vividly coloured nail polishes.

Our SYNTRAN® technology is perfect for nail care because it is water-based and thus has a positive influence on nail moisture. Breathable and permeable, the material significantly reduces the risk of microbiological growth under the film that strengthens the nail.

  • Polymers / Film formers: Based on our proprietary SAFE (State-of-the-art Acrylic Film-forming Emulsion) technology, we have developed a state-of-the-art emulsion that forms an acrylate film and is a valuable alternative to solvent-based nail polishes. The product is high-gloss, waterproof and sufficiently hard; it also dries quickly, adheres very well and lasts a long time. Only a single layer is needed to achieve this performance. Our base coat formulation with short drying time and a long-lasting effect can be effortlessly applied and permits an easy removal of water-based nail polish systems.

  • Pigment dispersants: Our acrylic resins are clear polymers with dispersing properties. Pigments are added to the SYNTRAN® dispersants in order to produce stable pigment dispersions. The result: good colour properties and high gloss in nail polishes. In addition, they ensure that the pigments remain well-dispersed – even when only small quantities are added.

  • Solubilisers: Solubilisers are used to produce clear aqueous solutions of different oils, like perfumes or essential oils of various origin. Caring components can also be incorporated into nail care formulations.

  • Aqueous pigment dispersions: Our ready-to-use pre-dispersed pigments enable manufacturers to mix pigmented formulas right away. Thanks to the choice of different ingredients, great colour strength and excellent coverage properties can be achieved – without compromising the final properties of the film former in the nail polish, such as shine, adhesion and water resistance.

Body paint

Body painting is an ancient form of art, allowing people to express their personality and creativity. Through intense shades and meaningful designs, true works of art can be created. Drawings painted onto the skin must remain flexible to follow the movement of the body and need to last from a few hours up to several days.

  • Polymers / Film formers: Richly pigmented paints that dry quickly are a must-have. The SYNTRAN® technology allows you to achieve these attributes in your formulations. Our polymers form an extremely shiny and water-resistant film on the surface of the skin. The formulation can be worn all day without any feeling of tension. Due to the transparency of the film, the authentic colours of the utilised pigments are shown off to their best advantage.

  • Emollients: Emollients can be used in a variety of ways. First of all, they create a pleasant, smooth feel by nourishing and relaxing the skin. With a combination of different emollients, moisturisation and additional sensory effects can be achieved, such as a pleasant feel on the skin and comfortable wear. But emollients can also enhance pigment dispersion and stability in colour cosmetics products.

  • Emulsifiers: Emulsifiers are surface-active substances that are used to combine two originally immiscible or only partially miscible liquids like water and oil. Gentle cleansing emulsions are mainly used in facial cleansing, for instance as make-up removers.

  • Pigment dispersants: Our acrylic resins are clear polymers with dispersing properties. Pigments are added to the SYNTRAN® dispersants in order to produce stable pigment dispersions. The result: good colour properties and high gloss in cosmetic products. In addition, they ensure that the pigments remain well-dispersed – even when only small quantities are added.

  • Solubilisers: Solubilisers are used to produce clear aqueous solutions of different oils, like perfumes or essential oils of various origin. Caring components can also be incorporated into make-up formulations.

  • Aqueous pigment dispersions: Our ready-to-use pre-dispersed pigments enable manufacturers to mix pigmented formulas right away. Thanks to the choice of different ingredients, great colour strength and excellent coverage properties can be achieved – without compromising the properties of the film former in the end product, such as shine, adhesion and water resistance.

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Skin Care

Zschimmer & Schwarz produces a wide range of performance and functional ingredients, from the high-quality ZETEMOL emollients to the sophisticated emulsifiers of the SEBUMOL (W/O) and PROTELAN (O/W) product lines.

Selecting the right ingredients is the key to creating the desired features of a cosmetic product. The skin care portfolio of Zschimmer & Schwarz offers product developers a comprehensive range of ingredients from high-performance emulsifiers to top-quality emollients which give a pleasant touch and provide the required texture to the cosmetic formulations.

Creams and lotions, body serums

The skin is the body’s largest organ. It is exposed to innumerable harmful influences on a daily basis and therefore requires special protection. Skin care should therefore be part of your daily routine. Emulsions play an important role in this context as they provide special care effects to the skin. They come in very different viscosities: in liquid form, they are called lotions, while (highly) viscous formulations are called creams. Numerous emulsifiers are available to develop sophisticated formulations containing oils or active ingredients.

  • Emulsifiers: The pleasant skin sensation as well as the stability of cosmetic emulsions strongly depend on the formulation’s emulsifier system. We offer highly effective solutions, from our classic MULSIFAN range to the outstanding efficacy of the PROTELAN and SEBUMOL ranges, which are suitable for any O/W and W/O emulsions.

  • Emollients: Zschimmer & Schwarz offers an extensive portfolio of emollients. When they are combined, a wide variety of sensory effects, textures and other properties can be achieved: from light to heavy consistencies, and from short to medium playtime.

  • Polymers: Polymers created in our patented wax-grafting process contain a crystalline portion that provides barrier functions to the skin. At the same time, this technology ensures optimal moisture retention, elasticity and tactile properties, such as smoothness and comfortable wear. The grafted, amorphous portion achieves film formation, adhesion and substantivity.

  • Humectants: Humectants are hydrophilic ingredients that pull water from the dermis, the second layer of skin, to the epidermis, the top layer of skin. This process increases the level of moisture in the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of the skin.

Sun care

Throughout the year, but especially in the warmer months, it is important to protect our skin from harmful UV rays with the right sun care products. Our emulsifiers and emollients help you to create sunscreens that are efficient and feel good on the skin.

  • Emulsifiers:  The pleasant skin sensation as well as the stability of cosmetic emulsions strongly depend on the formulation’s emulsifier system. For sun care applications, we recommend our PROTELAN range for an outstanding stability of O/W sunscreen formulations and our SEBUMOL range for extra hydration and a boosting effect on W/O emulsions.

  • Emollients: Zschimmer & Schwarz offers an extensive portfolio of emollients. When they are combined, a wide variety of sensory effects, textures and other properties can be achieved: from light to heavy consistencies, and from short to medium playtime.

  • Sunscreen solubilisers: Zschimmer & Schwarz offers a wide range of emollients for sun care, including sunscreen solubilisers. Since ZETEMOL OSB and ZETEMOL AB are compatible with sunscreen, they can enhance the SPF and thus maximise skin protection. Thanks to these emollients, it is possible to increase the performance of sunscreen without adding more filters and to leave a nice after-feel on the skin.

  • Polymers: Speaking about sun protection, two key points are important: the SPF of the product as well as its water resistance. Our acrylic SYNTRAN® polymers are able to enhance the water resistance of your sunscreen formulations. Our wax-grafted polymer technology boosts the performance of UVA/UVB sunscreen products.  

Face care

A good skin care routine is only as good as the products that are used. Since the skin on the face in particular needs special care, products for face care must meet the highest demands in terms of performance and skin compatibility. Zschimmer & Schwarz helps formulators create the perfect face cream for any skin type.

  • Emulsifiers:  The pleasant skin sensation as well as the stability of cosmetic emulsions strongly depend on the formulation’s emulsifier system. We offer highly effective solutions for face creams: from our classic MULSIFAN range to the outstanding efficacy of the PROTELAN and SEBUMOL ranges for any O/W and W/O emulsions.

  • Emollients: Zschimmer & Schwarz offers an extensive portfolio of emollients. When they are combined, a wide variety of sensory effects, textures and other properties can be achieved. From light to heavy consistencies, and from short to medium playtime: give your face cream exactly the desired properties.

  • Polymers: Our special skin care polymers indulge the skin in a unique manner. They provide it with sufficient moisture, protect it from harmful influences and effectively reduce wrinkles. The patented bimodal technology forms a unique interpenetrating network which strengthens and firms the skin without flaking and powdering. The polymers guarantee an overall appealing look of the skin.

Hair & Skin Premium

Zschimmer & Schwarz provides ingredients to formulate luxury and premium products for daily beauty care. With our focus on multifunctionality, efficiency and environmental friendliness, we develop tailor-made specialities to meet ever-changing market requirements. Among others, our product portfolio includes mild surfactants, special ingredients for bath and shower oil formulas as well as syndet bars.

Hand & face wash

Whether at work, at home, or for instance in the garden, our hands are repeatedly subjected to heavy (mechanical) stress. In addition, environmental influences such as dry air, dirt, water and sunlight also affect our skin – especially our hands and face. Facial cleansing is therefore also an essential part of our daily cleansing routine, as it optimally prepares the face for additional care. Depending on the skin’s condition and personal preferences, consumers can choose between classic cleansing gels, cleansing emulsions or cleansing bars.

  • Special mild surfactants: Customers are no longer looking for cleansing only – they want multi-purpose products. When cleansing is required to be extra mild and gentle on hands and face, formulators can find plenty of solutions within our PROTELAN and LUMOROL product lines. We offer a wide range of highly natural COSMOS-certifiable ingredients whose different foaming systems enable a perfect sensory perception.

  • Syndets: In contrast to soap, cleansing bars based on synthetic surfactants (syndets) can be adjusted to a slightly acidic or neutral pH value. This prevents the skin from swelling and preserves its acidic protection layer. Due to their mild composition, cleansing bars are less degreasing on the skin. Cleansing bars are particularly suitable for dry and sensitive skin.

  • Soaps: Soaps are the sodium or potassium salts of various fatty acids. They are used as solid or semi-solid mixtures for cleansing hands and facial skin. They differ from soap-free cleansing bars in their alkaline pH value.

  • Special surfactant blends: Our optimised surfactant blends are easy to use. They were specifically developed to be used in mild cleanser applications that leave the skin feeling soft and moisturised.

  • Make-up removers: We offer you high-performance cleansing ingredients for different types of make-up removers. Our mild surfactants, for example, are gentle to the eyes and ideal for micellar water or biphasic products. We also provide perfect options for oil cleansing products.

  • Opacifiers: Our opacifiers are used in a wide variety of formulas and product types. Even when added in small amounts only, they modify the appearance of the product by creating a dense, uniform, milky or creamy opacity with a high proportion of white – which does not affect the other properties of liquid products.

  • Pearling agents: Pearling agents add a fine and even pearlescent sheen to cosmetic formulations. Small quantities of the product suffice to create this attractive optical effect in the final product.

  • Thickeners: Thickeners are used in nearly all common cosmetic formulations to achieve the desired viscosity of the final product.

  • Solubilisers: Solubilisers are used to produce clear aqueous solutions of different oils, like perfumes or essential oils of various origin. Besides, caring components can be incorporated into rinse-off formulations.

Hair care

One of the first things we notice looking at another person is their hair, which plays a major role in their appearance. Healthy, beautiful hair is considered particularly attractive and can offer a boost in self-confidence. It is therefore key to choose the right care products to meet the demands of different hair types: whether straight or curly, long or short, fine or thick – for good hair days only from here on out.

  • Conditioners and conditioning agents: Hair is vulnerable to damage caused by various external factors. Our conditioners and conditioning agents help to recover damaged hair and enhance combability, softness as well as smoothness, providing shine and an excellent detangling performance.

  • Emollients: The emollients of our ZETEMOL range offer versatile solutions for natural and COSMOS-certified formulations such as hair masks and 2-in-1 shampoos. They guarantee soft hair without build-up effect.

  • Emulsifiers: ZETEMULS HC PLUS, a self-emulsifying base, provides an excellent conditioning and hair repair effect without build-up. As an EO- and PEG-free emulsifier, it also enhances viscosity.

  • Polymers: Cationic polymers combine a unique mixture of properties, such as combability, ease of styling as well as detangling and strengthening features. Thus, they upgrade shampoos, conditioners, styling lotions and products such as mousse or hair spray.

Shower / bath / body oils

Relaxation for body and soul is becoming increasingly important in our fast-paced time. When the decision for a bath or shower oil has been made, the focus – apart from cleansing – is on skin care. Shower and bath oils create an unforgettable care and wellness experience with their special composition of powerful emulsifiers and high-quality oils.

  • Special mild surfactants: Customers are no longer looking for cleansing only – they want multi-benefit products. When extra mild, gentle and skin-friendly cleansing is required, formulators can find plenty of solutions within our PROTELAN and LUMOROL product lines. We offer a wide range of COSMOS-certifiable ingredients, products which are highly natural as well as different foaming systems for a perfect sensory perception.

  • Solubilisers: Solubilisers are used to produce clear aqueous solutions of different oils, like perfumes or essential oils of various origin. Caring components can also be incorporated into rinse-off formulations.

  • Special surfactant blends: When it comes to bath or shower oils, the focus is not only on cleansing but also on skin care. With their special composition of powerful emulsifiers and high-quality oils, shower and bath oils create an unforgettable care and wellness experience. Thanks to the special surfactant blends of our LUMOROL range, customers can design extra caring formulas with a high amount of oil that can be easily incorporated. As a result, the final product leaves the skin soft and moisturised after a shower or bath.

  • Emollients: Emollients can be used in a variety of ways. First of all, they create a pleasant, smooth feel by nourishing and relaxing the skin. With a combination of different emollients, additional sensory effects can be achieved, e.g. an increase in skin moisture.

Syndet bases

Although syndet bars look like traditional soap bars, their composition differs completely, and they provide different properties as well as a variety of advantages. The ZETESAP syndet bases are designed for the development of formulations which are particularly mild to the skin and can be adjusted to the natural skin pH value. All ZETESAP types have a balanced composition and are suitable for almost all rinse-off applications: from shampoo bars to hand cleansing to shower products.

  • Bases for syndet bars: Zschimmer & Schwarz offers a variety of bases for syndet bars. No matter what the requirements, whether for the formulation of skin care or hair care products: our ZETESAP types are perfect for a wide range of applications.

  • Special surfactants: In contrast to soaps, our syndets are easily adjustable to pH 5 to 7. This enables the formulation of high-care cleansing bars which are extra mild to the skin. Thus, even sensitive skin won’t be damaged, even if washed frequently. 

  • Conditioning syndet bars: Our syndets give consumers the familiar pleasure of their favourite traditional hair care products while being both the more sustainable option and especially mild to the hair. By simply adding perfumes and conditioning agents, our ZETESAP bases can easily be used to create solid shampoo bars that offer excellent performance in terms of wet and dry combing and smoothness of the hair. Additionally, the adjustable pH of ZETESAP eliminates the need for an acidic rinse after shampooing.

Baby care

The functionality of a baby’s skin is not yet fully developed. Children’s skin is also particularly sensitive. This is why protection and special care are absolutely mandatory here. The selected raw materials have to be specifically adapted to the needs of infants and children and must be perfectly compatible with their skin and mucous membranes.

  • Emollients: Zschimmer & Schwarz offers an extensive portfolio of emollients. When they are combined, a wide variety of sensory effects, textures and other properties can be achieved. From light to heavy consistencies, and from short to medium playtime: give your baby care product exactly the desired properties.

  • Emulsifiers: The pleasant skin sensation as well as the stability of cosmetic emulsions strongly depend on the formulation’s emulsifier system. We offer highly effective and PEG-free solutions for O/W and W/O emulsions for sensitive baby skin.

  • Solubilisers: Solubilisers are used to produce clear aqueous solutions of different oils of various origin. Caring components can also be incorporated into rinse-off formulations.

  • Special surfactant blends: Our special surfactant blends were specifically developed to be used in mild cleansing formulations that leave the skin feeling soft and moisturised. These extra mild properties render our surfactant blends perfect for sensitive baby skin.

  • Special mild surfactants: Within our PROTELAN and LUMOROL product lines, we offer a wide range of COSMOS-certifiable ingredients and ultra mild products for the sensitive baby skin – from surfactant solutions for “no tears” shampoo to high-foaming surfactants for joyful baby bath moments.

  • Thickeners: Thickeners are used in nearly all common cosmetic formulations to achieve the desired viscosity of the final formulation.

Toiletries

Zschimmer & Schwarz develops surfactants which are the basic components of high-quality rinse-off formulations, such as anionic and amphoteric primary surfactants. These products optimise foaming ability, viscosity building and mildness to hair and skin in formulated personal care products.

Cleansing products

There is a wide variety of cleansing products on the market: shampoos, body washes as well as skin and hand cleansers offer a broad range of different properties. With products from Zschimmer & Schwarz, manufacturers can adjust many different aspects of their cleansing formulations: from foam formation to viscosity to optical effects – the possibilities are endless.

  • Primary surfactants: Primary surfactants are the most important components in cleansing formulations. However, cleansing is not their only functionality – there are additional technical features. One of the most important properties for consumers is foam formation. Just like creaminess or for instance the stability of the foam, it depends mainly on the combination of primary surfactants. From a technical point of view, the surfactants are also used to adjust the viscosity of a formulation or to influence the aspect and the stability of a cosmetic product. The different combinations of primary surfactants offer a real playground for formulators.

  • Secondary surfactants: By combining a primary with a secondary surfactant, you can give your formulation properties that are difficult to achieve when using only a primary surfactant. With our amphoteric AMPHOTENSID, anionic PROTELAN and non-ionic PURTON series, we are able to decrease the harshness of the primary surfactants.

  • Pearling agents: Pearling agents add a fine and even pearlescent sheen to cosmetic formulations. Even the addition of small quantities ensures an attractive optical effect.

  • Thickeners: Thickeners are used in nearly all common cosmetic formulations to achieve the desired viscosity of the final formulation.

  • Soaps: Soaps are sodium or potassium salts of various fatty acids. They are used as solid or semi-solid mixtures for cleansing the skin of the hands, face and body. They differ from soap-free cleansing bars in their alkaline pH value.

  • Opacifiers: Our opacifiers are used in a wide variety of formulas and product types. Even if added in small amounts, they modify the visual appearance by creating a dense, uniform, creamy or milky opacity with a high proportion of white – which does not affect the other properties of liquid products.