Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. has entered personal care with Elevance Smooth, a line of plant-based multifunctional polymers, and Elevance Soft, a line of plant-based emollients. Both lines can be used in a wide range of personal care applications, including skin, hair and cosmetic products.
Elevance Smooth ingredients are polymers that can provide structurant, thickener and film-former functionality while enabling formulators to use a single ingredient in chassis across their personal care product portfolio — simplifying formulation, product lines and business/supply chain complexity. Further, Elevance Smooth ingredients are compatible with a broad number of other ingredients used in personal care applications, including both silicone and silicone-free systems. Elevance Smooth CS-110 (INCI: Hydrogenated Soy Polyglycerides (and) C15-23 Alkanes) is a low-melt-point, non-crystalline polymer that functions as a semi-occlusive film former, structurant in aqueous and non-aqueous formulations, and can modify texture in a wide range of personal care products. It provides a smooth, dry feel with no greasy residue.
Elevance Soft ingredients include a range of liquid and semi-solid emollients and provide an elegant sensory feel from a plant-based alternative to silicone-based and petrochemical-based emollients. These ingredients enable formulators to achieve the same sensory feel provided by silicone or petrochemical emollients but from naturally based ingredients. Elevance Soft CG-100 (INCI: Hydrogenated Soybean Oil (and) Hydrogenated Soy Polyglycerides (and) C15-23 Alkanes) is a soft, low-melting gel and has the richness of petroleum-based emollients without the heaviness or stickiness. It is semi-occlusive, and provides increased gloss in skin care applications and increased shine and frizz control for hair products.
The company plans to soon add to the Smooth and Soft product lines as well as introduce new lines for personal care.Additional products in the Elevance Soft line will be introduced with sample quantities available in late 2013, and commercial quantities available in 2014. Elevance Smooth CS-110 and Elevance Soft CG-100 have approved regulatory status in the United States, European Union, Canada and other countries that use INCI registration for personal care products.