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Beauty & personal care ingredients & solutions

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We offer more than just specialty ingredients. Our team of beauty and personal care experts guides our customers every step of the way, delivering a comprehensive customer experience through technical development and brand support.

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    Redefining cosmetics and personal care distribution with ingredient innovation

    The importance of ingredients in the beauty and personal care industry is more vital than ever. There is an increased emphasis on product efficacy, safety, and sustainability. Consumers want greater transparency and understanding about the products they use throughout their daily beauty routines before sharing with family, friends, and social media followers.

    Understanding global market drivers allows our team to provide insight and formulation technical assistance to beauty and personal care brands and manufacturers in meeting the growing consumer demand for high-quality, natural, clean ingredients.

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    Applications in beauty & personal care

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    Luxury Redefined: Affordable Beauty Care Formulas & Ingredients
    Formulate quality beauty care products that deliver results without compromising affordability or sustainability.
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    Beauty knows no boundaries
    Discover our genderless beauty line that includes everything, inclusive formulas with textures, performance, and benefits for everyone looking to upgrade their beauty wardrobe.
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    Metaverse is the new universe
    Are you ready to enter the beautyverse? Learn how the metaverse and will change the beauty and personal care industry for brands, products, and consumers.
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    Forever impressions
    Discover Forever Impressions – enjoy these formulations curated for your region that encourage play, while promoting best in class sustainable solutions - available in EMEA.
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    Beauty & personal care trends

    Innovative ingredients drive product development

    Throughout our extensive portfolio, personal care formulators can find the right ingredient solutions for the following beauty and personal care market segments:

    • Skin care is evolving to address consumers’ specific needs for healthier skin, including research and technological advancements have led to product innovations for various skin types. Are your customers seeking vitamin fortification, hydration, anti-aging, or plant-based skin care solutions? Explore our expansive selection of ingredients for skin care products.
    • Sun care is experiencing continuous demand for effective, sustainable, and reef-safe sun protection products. Univar Solutions has one of the most comprehensive personal care ingredient portfolios in the industry and proudly offers a range of organic UVA and UVB filters, emollients, and naturally derived extract ingredients to make your sunscreen formulations successful.
    • Hair care continues thriving. There is an increased focus on natural and sustainable products that deliver high-quality results without sacrificing performance. Hair care is also seeing a rise in demand for personalized solutions tailored to meet individual needs and preferences. Whether formulating products for hair conditioning, damaged hair repair, or adding voluminous locks,
      choose from some of the most in-demand hair care ingredients industrywide.
    • Rinse off is all about reducing complications. Conscientious consumers desire more natural, simpler formulas with fewer ingredients (perceived as gentler on the scalp, hair, and skin) and eco-friendly, more sustainable products with lower environmental impacts. The ethos of rinse-off formulations focuses on transparent, traceable ingredients, minimalistic labels to inspire consumer confidence in a product's content, and biodegradability for peace of mind.
    • Color cosmetics consumers prioritize using natural and organic ingredients in their daily beauty and personal care routines. To meet these market trends, brands continue to explore and develop ingredients that provide eco-friendly, vibrant, and unique colors in their performance pigment formulations. Discover cosmetic ingredient highlights from our portfolio.

    Choosing the right ingredients for personal care and beauty products minimizes their ecological impacts on the planet. For decades, the beauty industry has been a leader in using renewable, upcycled, and ethically sourced ingredients to reduce its carbon footprint.

    The benefits of sustainable beauty product formulation

    Sustainable beauty and personal care ingredients are crucial to the industry as they promote ethical sourcing, upcycled ingredients, and carbon-conscious manufacturing processes. Beauty brands and manufacturers can significantly decrease plastic waste usage by using recycled materials and adopting refillable packaging. Minimizing water and energy consumption during production can create a more sustainable supply chain for beauty ingredients.

    Consumer interest in where their products come from has put ethical sourcing for ingredients at the forefront of beauty and personal care formulations. By working with local communities to harvest natural ingredients, supporting efforts to combat climate change, and promoting biodiversity conservation, brands can help to ensure the well-being of their workers and ecosystems. Beauty producers who uphold these practices can then authentically connect with their customers.

    By embracing eco-conscious beauty and personal care ingredients through our global Solution Centers and brand development services, producers can meet the growing consumer demand for sustainable products while contributing to a more sustainable future for the beauty industry and the planet’s well-being.

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    Beauty & Personal Care Lab Services

    Think of us as your beauty concierge, helping you connect the dots and giving you access to the specialty ingredients and solutions you need to grow. Consider partnering with us and take your product line to the next level.

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    Sustainability in Beauty and personal care

    Plant-based, renewable ingredients are the future.  Staying true to our commitment to a forward-thinking, ethical, and holistic sustainability journey, we are going beyond traditional distribution to support our efforts to help keep global communities healthy, clean, fed and safe. 

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    Brand development support

    Univar Solutions can support your beauty brand development through technical support, a premier product portfolio, and a global supply chain network.

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