Ashland’s Transformed Vegetable Oil Platform for Benefits in Sun Care, Conditioning, Oral Care and More

The company's additives and specialty ingredients are tunable and can scale multiple markets.
The company's additives and specialty ingredients are tunable and can scale multiple markets.
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Ashland’s Transformed Vegetable Oil (TVO) platform offer three additives that have sustainable characteristics and key high-performance benefits.

The company's additives and specialty ingredients are tunable and can scale multiple markets. They are renewable, nature-derived, biodegradable, non-microplastic, non-GMO and vegan.

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The TVO ingredients include:

Antaron soja glyceride (INCI: Soybean oil glyceryl/octyldodecanol esters): A nature derived, biodegradable film former that enables the creation of more natural sun care creams, lotions, gels, and color cosmetics.

Softhance mr conditioning agent (INCI: Maleated Soybean Oil Glyceryl/Octyldodecanol Esters (and) Glycerin): A nature-derived, biodegradable conditioning agent delivering conditioning benefits from body washes, hand soaps, facial cleansers, and more.

Gantrez soja delivery system (INCI: Sodium Maleated Soybean Oil): A nature-derived, biodegradable ingredient that enables the creation of novel oral care products with long-lasting freshness and antimicrobial benefits.

In addition, Ashland also offers the following sustainable innovations:

Perfectyl biofunctional (INCI: Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower/Leaf Extract): A chamomile extract developed by Zeta Fraction technology that won the Silver Green Ingredients award at In-Cosmetics Global 2024.

Sclareance biofunctional (INCI: Sclareolide): A natural purified sclareolide obtained by fermentation from clary sage flowers. Sclareance boosts the 4D defenses of skin. It can help the skin transform vitamin D into its active form. It also offers a dual benefit on scalp irritation and compromised skin.

Styleze es-forza ingredient (INCI: hydroxypropyl guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride (and) guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride): Ashland’s most recent addition to its plant-based eco styling product line intended for gels and cream formulations. It boasts a customizable stiffness, allowing formulators to tailor their products to a desired stiffness and hold while keeping any hair style.

N-durhance es-repair ingredient (INCI: hydroxypropyl guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride (and) guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride): A durable split end repair polymer that protects hair from damage and breakage during wet combing and heat styling. It also provides excellent sensorial properties giving the hair a lubricious, not tacky feel when wet and perfectly conditioned when dry.

Natrathix bio cellulose (INCI: Cellulose Gum): A breakthrough thickener with suspension capabilities that keeps emulsion stability of skin and sun care creams, lotions and gels with a pleasant skin feel, offering an alternative to carbomer.

Phyteq raspberry multifunctional (INCI: Raspberry Ketone): An impressive milestone on the path to effective and sustainable active ingredients that enrich cosmetic formulations beyond the antimicrobial aspect.

Ashland Inc. is a global additives and specialty ingredients company with a conscious and proactive mindset for environment, social and governance (ESG). 

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