Cosmetics & Toiletries Formulary: Eco-friendly

February 3, 2017 | Contact Author | By: Rachel Grabenhofer
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Abstract: We've made it to February and for many of us, spring is (hopefully) just around the corner. As we emerge and reconnect with nature, consider these eco-friendly formulas for your customers.

We've made it through to February and for many of us, spring is (hopefully) just around the corner. As we emerge and reconnect with nature, consider these eco-friendly formulas for your customers. For additional formulas and a directory of ingredients, visit the Cosmetics & Toiletries Bench Reference.

Skin Care

Moisture Rescue Eco-conscious Body Cream


This fresh gel-cream has a light texture and is designed to soften the entire body. Instead of low-spreading mineral oil, it is formulated with our highly stable, rapeseed-based Lipex Bassol C. Easy to apply, this balm is quickly absorbed by the skin to replenish moisture and deliver softness with no tacky feel. It is excellent in the morning to kickstart the day or to rebalance the skin after a workout. Best of all, it’s as kind to the planet as it is to your skin; natural ingredients (CPAI) = 95%.

Skin Care

Winter Comfort Eco-conscious Hand Cream


Long, cold winters can be brutal on the skin, causing dryness, roughness and discomfort. Formulated with a rich, natural emollient base featuring Lipex SheaSoft, this cream delivers softness rebalancing and acts like a glove, sealing in moisture to rebalance and rehydrate the skin. It leaves even the driest hands looking and feeling soothed, softened and restored; natural ingredients (CPAI) = 97%.

Skin Care

Exfoliating Body Scrub with Biodegradable Ecobeads


This exfoliating body scrub with biodegradable Ecobeads combines the gentle, yet effective, exfoliation of Ecobeads with the long-lasting moisturizing effects of Floraesters K-20W Jojoba and glycerin, in an anhydrous platform. This refreshing body scrub leaves the skin soft and smooth after only one use.

Hair Care

Quaternium and Silicone-free Hair Conditioner


This eco-friendly conditioner is free from both quaternium compounds and silicone. Floraesters K-100 Jojoba conditions the hair by taming the frizz, protecting color and providing manageability while providing shine and softness to hair.


Hydroglycolic Deodorant Stick Base

The Hallstar Company

Eco-friendly Sodium Stearate OP-100 V is vegetable- and mineral-derived and readily biodegradable. This fine white powder consists primarily of the sodium salts of triple-pressed grade stearic acid. It is employed in deodorant sticks as a gelling agent and is also used as component of bar soaps (5-20%) and as a co-emulsifier (< 1%). Speed dissolution by adding it to hot water (> 80°C). This simple formulation yields clear sticks with faint opalescence. Increasing natural perfume or essential oil levels reduces stick set point.


Organic Lip Balm

The Hallstar Company

This lip balm contains exotic butters, oils and waxes that are 100% organic certified and provide a luxurious velvety feel. The ingredients used are held to some of the highest purity and natural standards applied to cosmetic goods.


Learn more about sustainable innovation at the new 2017 in-cosmetics "Sustainability Corner," sponsored by Cosmetics & Toiletries and Global Cosmetic Industry.