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Clariant Launches Sugar-based Surfactants for Mild Hair/Skin Cleansing

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Clariant has launched a range of sugar-based surfactants that effectively cleanse the skin and hair while being mild and having pleasant sensorial effects. GlucoTain surfactants minimize traditional formulation trade-offs by combining new sensorial experiences for consumers with new opportunities for formulation innovation and sustainability.

The sugar-based surfactants are available in a range of individual foam structures to offer sensorial attributes from fluffy to rich and light to caring conditioning levels for skin and hair. The renewable surfactant range, based on glucose and natural oils, embraces mildness without compromising on cleansing. Importantly, it creates new possibilities for formulators to go the next step in developing innovative products and platforms based on sulfate-free, cocamidopropylbetaine-free (CAPB-free) and betaine-free formulations for a wide range of applications. GlucoTain's ethylene oxide (EO)-free and sulfate-free ingredients are readily biodegradable products with a 94-95% renewable carbon index (RCI), a high content of non-tropical biomass and a good ecotox profile. GlucoTain is available in four products to suit formulators’ requirements, all offering excellent compatibility with other ingredients.

GlucoTain Clear is the lines EO-free and polyethylene glycol-free (PEG-free) option for a fresh and light solubilizer for fragrances in a variety of products. This surfactant offers formulations a boost through light and fluffy foam, easy rinse-off and a squeaky-clean skin feel. Suitable for all skin types, GlucoTain Clear provides an ideal solution for refreshing, vitalizing shower products, hand wash and 2-in-1 shower and hair products.

GlucoTain Clean is a deep cleanser with an emphasis on mildness. With its creamy and fine foam, it leaves the skin with a pleasant, squeaky clean skin after feel. GlucoTain Clean is especially suitable for oily skin and works best in facial cleansers and makeup removers as well as anti-oil and anti-dandruff shampoos.

GlucoTain Care is the most tender surfactant in Clariant’s surfactant family. It has a rich and creamy foam that still remains easy to rinse off and leaves a gently conditioned and moisturized after feel. GlucoTain Care is excellent for use on dry, damaged and sensitive hair and skin. Due to its sensory profile it is recommended for conditioning, repair and baby shampoos as well as pampering facial cleansers.

GlucoTain Flex is the line's versatile solution, offering freedom when formulating, and supporting the development of sulfate-free and CAPB-free formulations. With its creamy foam, it leaves a smooth, nourished after feel and provides excellent color protection. Especially suitable for fine, damaged and colored hair, GlucoTain Flex is recommended for anti-aging and color protecting shampoos.

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