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Knowledge is power. 

Information is liberating. 

Education is the premise
of progress.

- Kofi Annan


Today's consumers are more educated than ever. 

They want products that are clean, ethical and authentic with honest claims and traceable ingredients. They value brands and products whose principles reflect their own. This demand continues to drive the beauty and personal care industry in a new direction.

Clean Beauty Principles [translations pending] Clean Beauty Principles

We’ve developed 6 Clean Beauty Principles to help guide your formulation process, help you with ingredient selection and more...

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What is Beauty with a Clean Slate? [translations pending] What is Beauty with a Clean Slate?

One of the best aspects of the beauty industry is its constant evolution. As formulators and brands, we have endless opportunities to grow, expand…

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Supplier Sustainability Initiatives & Practices [translations pending] Supplier Sustainability Initiatives

Many of our partners are actively working to do their part when it comes to sustainability, ethical and responsible practices and more...

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From Concept to Reality 

We've developed 7 clean beauty formulations to inspire your next innovation. Each formulation has been carefully designed by our team to align to clean beauty demands while delivering on performance and benefits.

Within in each formulation, we demonstrate how to bring our Clean Beauty Principles to life. Learn how you can build the Principles into your own brands and products, helping to connect and align with the values of your customers.

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OVERNIGHT REVIVAL Facial Cream OVERNIGHT REVIVAL Facial Cream
SATIN SOOTHE Gel Toner SATIN SOOTHE Gel Toner
PURE MILK Facial Cleanser PURE MILK Facial Cleanser
SIMPLY GLAM Lips-Cheeks-Eyes SIMPLY GLAM Lips-Cheeks-Eyes
KISS ME, I’M VEGAN Lip Balm KISS ME, I’M VEGAN Lip Balm
HAIR FOODIE Curl Cream HAIR FOODIE Curl Cream
TO PROTECT & SMOOTH Heat Serum TO PROTECT & SMOOTH Heat Serum
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OVERNIGHT REVIVAL Facial Cream

Nothing beats a good night’s sleep, especially when your skin is being treated to a delicate revival as you sleep. Wake up ready to face whatever the day brings with this gentle yet effective night cream. Lactic acid works to break down damaged cells overnight, while extracts provide anti-inflammatory benefits. Wash off in the morning for renewed glowing skin to start your day.
#iwokeuplikethis #readyforanything

CLEAN BEAUTY PRINCIPLES

Sustainability: Biodegradable ingredients from Cargill, 100% natural ingredients from Cargill & IOI Oleochemical, vegan ingredients from Cargill & IOI Oleochemical
Performance & Innocuity: Mild ingredients from DSM, suitable for sensitive skin, pH balancing ingredient from Corbion
Water: Leave on formulation
Ethics: Sustainable RSPO certified ingredients, Ecocert & COSMOS approved ingredients from IOI Oleochemical, Cargill and The Garden Of Natural Solution

Cargill Beauty

  • Actigum™ VSX 20: Natural, sustainable, synergistic formulators to thicken and stabilize skincare formulations.

Corbion

  • Purac® UltraPure 90: Produced from fermented sugar and used for adjusting the pH of the cream to be compatible with the pH of the skin. 100% natural, biobased and biodegradable, Ecocert, COSMOS approved.

Dow

  • AgeCap™ Smooth Cosmetic Ingredient: High performance active technology that contributes to healthy skin by quickly softening wrinkle appearance, promoting skin radiance and delivering powerful skin smoothing effects.

DSM

  • AMPHISOL® A: A powerful non-neutralized anionic oil-in-water emulsifier with broad pH compatibility. It forms a stable emulsion in a pH range from 2-8 when neutralized with Amines, delivering a unique advantage across a wide range of cosmetic applications.

The Garden of Natural Solution

  • Phytoceutical: Derived from goji berry stem, it is used as an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-wrinkle agent for skin care.

IOI Oleochemical

  • MIGLYOL® Coco 810: This fast-spreading, low viscosity emollient is a natural alternative to light silicones and mineral oils. It provides a light, non-oily and silky feel to the skin. It is cold and hot processable.
  • MIGLYOL® T-C7: A 100% natural, fast spreading medium chain triglyceride that gently lubricates and provides a light, non-greasy, and velvety skin sensation. This silicone alternative also demonstrates excellent dispersing
    and solubilizing properties for pigments and UV-filters.

Suppliers

Cargill Beauty
Dow Chemical Distributor
Corbion Distributor
DSM Distributor
The Garden of Natural Solution
IOI Oleochemical

SATIN SOOTHE Gel Toner

Your skin is your most beautiful canvas. Keeping it smooth, protected and toned ensures your makeup routine—whether it’s one product or ten—goes on flawlessly. Our Skin Jelly is a deeply hydrating toner that offers gentle yet effective resurfacing and pH balancing benefits, perfect to help prepare your skin for your next work of art. Our thick gel formula means no cotton pads required, less waste.
#mycanvas #mybeauty

CLEAN BEAUTY PRINCIPLES

Sustainability: Biodegradable ingredients from Cargill, 100% natural ingredients from Cargill & IOI Oleochemical, vegan ingredients from Cargill & IOI Oleochemical
Performance & Innocuity: Mild ingredients from DSM, suitable for sensitive skin, pH balancing ingredient from Corbion
Marketing: High performance anti-aging active from DOW
Water: Leave on formulation
Ethics: Sustainable RSPO certified ingredients, Ecocert & COSMOS approved ingredients from IOI Oleochemical, Cargill and The Garden Of Natural Solution.

Cargill Beauty

  • FiberDesign™ Sensation: A powerful duo of Citrus peel fibers and Sclerotium gum able to stabilize skincare
    emulsions. Created through a patented physical process, it is 100% naturally-derived and biodegradable.

DSM

  • Allantoin: Improves the skin’s moisture retention providing a smoothing effect, helps to minimize the appearance of aging and skin damage. Effective anti-irritant, protecting the skin.

The Garden of Natural Solution

  • MYFerm™: Produced from fermented seaweed, and used as an anti-wrinkle agent, with skin firming properties, increasing the moisturization of the skin by reducing trans-epidermal water loss.

OQ 

  • 1,3 Butylene Glycol: 1,3 BG is a multifunctional molecule used as a humectant, that allows for balanced viscosity and surface tension in wide concentration ranges, without any skin irritability.

Suppliers

Cargill Beauty Distributor
DSM Distributor
The Garden of Natural Solution
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PURE MILK Facial Cleanser

Our facial skin is an amazing wonderland of microbes that requires consistent care using products that effectively remove environmental impurities, makeup and extra oils without stripping, over-drying or disrupting the skin’s balance. Our nourishing, non-foaming facial cleanser will leave your skin feeling clean, soft and hydrated.
#aunaturel #allmine #babysoft

CLEAN BEAUTY PRINCIPLES

Sustainability: 100% natural, vegan ingredients from IOI Oleochemical, biobased biodegradable ingredient from Cargill
Performance & Innocuity: High performance 100% natural emollient and emulsifier from IOI Oleochemical, high performing multifunctional safe synthetic from DSM
Marketing: Transparent INCI
Ethics: Ecocert & COSMOS approved ingredients from Cargill and IOI Oleochemical

Cargill Beauty

  • Satiaxane™ VPC 930: Made from high quality polysaccharides, this texturizer is used for thickening and stabilizing. It is excellent for solutions where clarity is important, while providing high viscosity at low usage levels.

DSM

  • d-a-Tocopheryl Acetate: Derived from natural sources, this Vitamin E acetate is an oil-soluble antioxidant with benefits that include enhanced moisturization and strengthening of the skin barrier.

IOI Oleochemical

  • IMWITOR® 375: Ideal natural emulsifier for cool, soft, and light emulsions. Sunflower-based anionic oil in water emulsifier, is cold or hot processable and can emulsify up to 30% oil phase. While acting as a mild surfactant, it also provides a nourishing, long-lasting skin feel without the tacky after-feel.

  • WITARIX® MCT C8 pure coconut: A medium-chain triglyceride that exhibits great sensorial properties by transforming
    from an oily, rich feel to a light, silky and smooth skin feel after absorption. Due to its high polarity, it is effective as a dispersing and dissolving agent for UV Filters and pigments.

 

Suppliers

Cargill Beauty Distributor
DSM Distributor
IOI Chemical

SIMPLY GLAM Lips-Cheeks-Eyes

Glam doesn’t need to mean a drawer full of products, bags of applicators and more waste than you might be comfortable with. Sometimes glam can be as simple as your finger or a brush and a gorgeously multidimensional cream stick that can be applied to lips, cheeks and eyes for shimmering buildable color to create a day, night or day-to night look.#watchmework #glamglam

CLEAN BEAUTY PRINCIPLES

Formulation process: Optimized formulation process
Sustainability: 100% natural ingredients from IOI Oleochemical
Performance & Innocuity: High performing multifunctional squalane and mineral oil-free bases from Calumet-Penreco, high performance, safe synthetic ingredients from DOW & Sun Chemical
Water: Anhydrous formula
Marketing: Multifunctional 3-in-1 product for lip, cheek and eye color, high performance results in a one-step formula
Ethics: Ecocert & COSMOS approved ingredients from IOI Oleochemical, pigments from Sun Chemical which use the most stringent heavy metal specifications

Penreco

  • VERSASTIQUE™ ME 40T: Hydrogenated polyisobutene in a hydrocarbon solid stick form that provides good spreadability, moisturization and delivers a light, soothing and non-greasy feel to the skin. This translucent solid is a mineral oil-free alternative, effective for a variety of applications including sun care, skin care, and color cosmetics, where there are a high level of pigments.
  • VERSASTIQUE™ SQ 40T: A solid stick form of squalane derived from sugar cane that is quickly absorbed, providing deep moisturization without a greasy or tacky after feel. This ingredient is an efficient multifunctional delivery system to simplify the formulating process in stick applications.

Dow

  • DOWSIL™ 9576 Smooth Away Elastomer: Effectively provides optical blurring and soft focus benefits, which work in combination to mask fine lines and wrinkles, minimize pore appearance and provide perceived smoothness on the skin. High performance technology with a unique texture system, DOWSIL™ 9576 Smooth Away Elastomer
    delivers an enhanced, luxurious sensorial experience for consumers upon application.

IOI Oleochemical

  • SOFTIGEN® PURA: A multifunctional emollient made from 100% vegetable origin with excellent skin smoothing properties, providing a soft and velvety feel to the skin. Having very similar properties, it is an effective substitute for conventional petrolatum and suitable for all kinds of cosmetic formulations.

Sun Chemical

  • INTENZA®: Synthetic mica substrate that produces intense chroma and unique interference effects, masterfully crafted to achieve maximum synergy between FDA certified colorants and pearlescent pigments. INTENZA® is known for its superior bleed resistance, UV stability and possesses heavy metal specifications that surpass global
    regulatory requirements.

  • SunSHINE®: SunSHINE® Spectral Effects are synthetic mica based pigments that combine clarity, lustre, and chroma to deliver a unique line of effect pigments with no end use restrictions.

Suppliers

Penreco Distributor
Dow Chemical
IOI
Sun Chemical

KISS ME, I’M VEGAN Lip Balm

Kiss me, I’m Vegan is the perfect balm to chase away chap and ensure your lips feel soft and moisturized. Using ingredients with no animal byproducts, and offering a subtle tropical fruit flavor, it’s an excellent go-to lip balm. Tell your lips to say hello to their new best friend!
#puckerup #lipbalmaddict

CLEAN BEAUTY PRINCIPLES

Formulation process: Optimized formulation process
Sustainability: Vegan formulation, naturally-derived ingredients from IOI Oleochemical & Sun Chemical Performance & Innocuity: High performance 100% natural emollient from IOI Oleochemical
Water: Anhydrous formula
Marketing: Short, transparent INCI
Ethics: RSPO MB certified ingredient from IOI Oleochemical, Ecocert & COSMOS approved ingredients from IOI Oleochemical & Sun Chemical

IOI Oleochemical

  • SOFTIGEN® PURA: A multifunctional emollient made from 100% vegetable origin with excellent skin smoothing properties, providing a soft and velvety feel to the skin. Having very similar properties, it is an effective substitute for conventional petrolatum and suitable for all kinds of cosmetic formulations.
  • MIGLYOL® Gel B: An emollient-based gel used as a consistency regulator due to its high thermal stability, making it excellent for maintaining viscosity over a wide temperature range. Suitable for waterin-oil emulsions and nhydrous stick formulations, this oleo ingredient remains easy to spread, prevents color bleed and delivers a soft and velvety after feel.
  • SOFTISAN® 649: Excellent multifunctional film former that improves the skin barrier along with its water resistance. Even at low usage levels, this product has proven to reduce transepidermal water loss with long lasting
    effects in color cosmetic stick applications. A vegan replacement for lanolin, it readily performs as a skin smoothing agent.

  • DYNASAN® 118: Improves the solidification process by accelerating crystallization in stick formulations. It can be readily used in skin care emulsions as a consistency regulator and for enhancing skin texture. Recommended as an alternative solution for beeswax.

Sun Chemical

  • SunPURO Bronze (C84-6288): SunPURO® oxides carry the most stringent heavy metal specifications available in the
    market today. SunPURO® oxides surpass all active global regulations, providing formulators with the highest level of quality assurance.

 

 

Suppliers

IOI Chemical
Sun Chemical

HAIR FOODIE Curl Cream

Let those curls, coils & kinks live their best life with this rich plant-derived curl cream. Natural oils and butters give curls just the right amount of moisture and weight to keep them bouncing and controlled. Light enough to be applied to wet hair pre-styling or to use to help redefine curls to extend time between washes.
#curlyhairdontcare #curlcrush

CLEAN BEAUTY PRINCIPLES

Sustainability: 100% natural emollients and emulsifiers from IOI Oleochemical, corn-derived, biobased hair fixative polymer from Dow
Performance & Innocuity: High performing multifunctional ingredient from DOW
Water: Leave in formula, extends life of curls and hairstyles between washes
Marketing: Transparent INCI
Ethics: Ecocert & COSMOS approved ingredient from IOI Oleochemical, sustainable RSPO certified ingredient used from IOI Oleochemical, biobased polymer from renewable resource with good environmental profile from DOW

Dow

  • MaizeCare™ Style Polymer: A biobased polymer derived from corn starch that provides flexibility in haircare styling formulations that can range from a stiff to soft hold. It delivers the benefits customers desire: curl retention, frizz control, improved style durability and improved humidity resistance. This Non-
    GMO film former has high compatibility with a range of other ingredients, allowing it to be easily incorporated into your next hair care solution.

  • ACULYN™ Siltouch Rheology Modifier: A versatile silicone-acrylate rheology modifier that builds water phase viscosity with the unique flexibility of being introduced either pre or post emulsification. Compatible with various oils across a wide pH range, it thickens rapidly without the need of high shear or neutralization. ACULYN Siltouch Rheology Modifier can be utilized in skin care, sun care and hair care, imparting a light and pleasant feel to the
    formulation.

  • ACULYN™ 88: Polymeric emulsifier with film forming, viscosity building and shear thinning properties. This versatile thickener performs as a suspension aid for opaque and clear solutions. Effective for hair styling
    products as it works synergistically with fixative resins, offers humidity resistance, and imparts a soft, non-greasy feel to formulations.

DSM

  • D-Panthenol 75 L: Moisturizer with anti-inflammatory effects that soothe irritated and sensitive skin.

IOI Oleochemical

  • IMWITOR® liteMULS: A 100% natural oil-in-water emulsifier blend with self emulsifying capabilities, ideal for higher oil content emulsions and microemulsions where no viscosity build up is important. This easy-to-use emulsifier is stable for cold and hot processes, providing creative flexibility to formulators.

 

Suppliers

Dow Chemical
DSM Distributor
IOI OleoChemical

TO PROTECT & SMOOTH Heat Serum

Sometimes all you need is a few key targeted ingredients to get the job done. This versatile anhydrous hair serum features a simple balance of
silicones for effective heat protection and efficient styling. This light serum can also be used as a quick nourishing serum to refresh dry hair and tame frizz between washes.
#keepitsimple #shinyhairdontcare

CLEAN BEAUTY PRINCIPLES

Formulation process: Cold process, one phase formula
Sustainability: 100% natural oil from EarthOil by Univar Solutions, vegan-friendly hair care solution from DSM
Performance & Innocuity: High performing, multifunctional silicones providing conditioning and heat protection from DOW, high performing, multifunctional hair care active from DSM
Water: Anhydrous leave-in formula
Marketing: Short, transparent INCI, multifunctional 2-in-1 product for heat protection and style maintenance

Dow

  • XIAMETER™ PMX-1502 Fluid: A high viscosity gum in a volatile carrier fluid blend that delivers heat protection and frizz control to the hair due to its strong film forming properties. Key benefits include excellent lustre and shine, while its enhanced sensory profile provides slip and a smooth after feel, without tack or greasiness.

  • XIAMETER™ PMX-200 Silicone Fluid 2 cSt: A polydimethylsiloxane polymer for use in skincare, suncare, hair care, and colour cosmetic applications.

  • DOWSIL™ AP-8087 Fluid: An aminofunctional siloxane polymer that provides excellent conditioning performance, including improvements in wet and dry combing in shampoos and rinse-off conditioners. In addition, when used in leave-on applications, enhances hair shine and smoothness and reduces hair static.

DSM

  • Phytantriol: A multifunctional hair care solution excellent for aiding in color deposition and maintaining long term color. At low dosages, this ingredient is capable of providing split end protection, heat protection, enhanced moisturization and strengthening, making it widely versatile and beneficial for a range of haircare product needs.

 

Suppliers

Dow Chemical
DSM Distributor