Skin care

Design indulgent skin care products with natural ingredient solutions

“Natural” and plant-based is a growing skin care sensation

The demand for nature-based skin care products is on the rise. Globally, “natural” is the most sought-after claim on personal care products, and “natural” claims are key purchase drivers for the majority of global skin care consumers.1 Yet designing skin care products consumers can feel good about — and that perform as expected — requires solving shelf life, rheology and sensory challenges.

How can you go beyond the expected and set your “natural” skin care products apart with experiences that feel luxurious from the first dollop, dab or drop?

Add a touch of naturally derived luxury to your consumers’ favorite skin care products with innovation from Ingredion. Our plant-based ingredient solutions, coupled with our personal care knowhow, can help you improve your consumers’ skin care experience. Pack more plant-based pampering into your body, face and hand products with help from Ingredion.

Give consumers skin care products that feel good — and that they can feel good about.

  • Design lovable skin care routines with powerful plant-based polymers
  • Rely on Ingredion for the solutions and personal care innovation you need to develop skin care products free from undesirable chemicals and GMOs
  • Leverage our sensorial evaluation capabilities, including descriptive sensory panels and automated rheology testing

Design moisturizers fine-tuned to your consumers’ skin — without all the greasiness

Discover nature’s luxurious side with plant-based ingredients for silky smooth lotions and rich heavy creams. Create emulsions, gels, skin creams and lotions full of consumer appeal and without chemical modifications.

Focus on lush, lathery cleansers that rise off with ease

Advance cleanser performance for a foamy lather and ease of rinsing with plant-derived ingredients for facial and body cleansers. Say “no more” to tackiness after washing and “oh yeah” to just-right skin feel.

Enhance body powder with a "natural" touch

Achieve effective oil and moisture absorbency with plant-derived ingredients. And that’s not all; you can also enhance sensorial attributes to help skin feel silky soft and smooth.

Deliver plant-based indulgence

Create skin care experiences that resonate with consumers while extending your products’ shelf life with Ingredion’s line of NATIVACARE® polymers. Offering the same rheology and sensory performance as chemically modified polymers, our bio-based solutions improve viscosity and stability for smooth and rich textures in your lotions, creams, washes, sun care and more.

NATIVACARE® 5600 natural polymer, made from certified natural* corn starch, acts as a texturizer in a range of skin care products (including cold process applications), helping you respond to today’s personal care trends and to deliver thick, creamy products.
NATIVACARE® 5600 natural polymer, made from certified natural* corn starch, acts as a texturizer in a range of skin care products (including cold process applications), helping you respond to today’s personal care trends and to deliver thick, creamy products.

The new science to the smoothest hair and skin

Give your consumers silkier, shinier hair that’s softer and more manageable with PENCARE® DP 1015 bio-based cationic polymer. It enables higher silicone deposition than traditional deposition polymers and improves combability in conventional and sulfate-free formulations.

Certified natural* alternative to chemically modified polymers

Deliver similar rheology and sensory performance as chemically modified polymers with a plant-based alternative. From superior skin feel and fragrance profile to improved viscosity and appearance,NATIVACARE® natural* polymers enable manufacturers to create consumer-winning products with simple labels.

Advocate a plant-based talc alternative

A direct alternative for talc, FARMAL® CS 3757 sensory polymer absorbs oil and provides a soft powdery sensation in topical powders and skincare applications.

 

The perfect balance of sophisticated sensory and elegant texture

Improve texture performance and overall skin feel with FARMAL® MS 6822 multi-functional polymer. As you increase the use level, you can create a soft cushion-like texture to a firmer gel.

 

Nature-inspired, lab-proven, consumer-preferred ingredients for skin care and beauty products

Ingredient INCI name Function Application

FARMAL® AF 1100 bio-based polymer

Calcium starch octenylsuccinate (proposed)

Skin feel, greasiness reduction

Skin care

FARMAL® CS 3757 sensory polymer

Zea mays (corn) starch

Oil absorbency, silky sensory, talc alternative

Body powder, skin care

FARMAL® MD 15 concentrated water-soluble powder

Maltodextrin

Flexible film forming

Moisturizers, clear formulations

FARMAL® MS 6135 bio-based polymer

Calcium starch octenylsuccinate

Rheology modifier, skin feel, moisture absorbency

Body powder, skin care

FARMAL® MS 6822 multi-functional polymer

Sodium hydroxypropyl starch phosphate

Viscosity, sensory

Cleanser

Pectin

Binding, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity

Cleanser

FARMAL® Xanthan 2312 TC biopolymer

Xanthan gum

Viscosity, suspension, stability, thickener

Clear body wash, cleanser, toothpaste, leave-on facial serum, lotion, cream

GLYSTAR® A-31 specialty polyol

Sorbitol (and) glycerin

Moisture retention, clear formulation, product stability

Moisturizer

NATIVACARE® 5600 natural* polymer

Zea mays (corn) starch

Rheology modifier, skin feel, Ecocert2

Skin care, emulsion-based products

NATIVACARE® 9360 tapioca starch

Tapioca starch

Rheology modifier, skin feel, certified organic3

Body powder, lotion, cream, gel

NATIVICARE® 8600 rice starch

Oryza sativa (rice) starch

Rheology modifier, skin feel, viscosity, Ecocert2

Skin care, spreadable products

PENCARE® DP 1015 bio-based cationic polymer

Starch hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride

Conditioning, silicone deposition, curl retention, film forming, low viscosity, wet comb performance

Cleanser, body wash, leave-on lotion, moisturizer

Sorbitol

Skin conditioning

Moisturizer

Turn heads with Ingredion

Our teams of technical and market experts are ready to help. With a culture of collaboration and deep formulation expertise, we are your dedicated guide to get ahead of trends.

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1. Ingredion proprietary research, Consumer Research for Beauty and Personal Care, 2018

2. Approved by Ecocert in accordance with the COSMOS standard.

3. Certified organic according to Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007

 

*NATIVACARE® 5600 and 8600 polymers are approved by Ecocert in accordance with the COSMOS standard. NATIVACARE® 9230, 9360 and 9330 polymers are USDA NOP organic-certified.

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