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From the Guar bean to naturally-derived polymers for personal care formulations

Jaguar® Range

Naturally-derived polymers for hair and skin care formulations

Natural ingredients on the rise: guar technology to the rescue!

Safety is key! There is a growing concern among consumers about the safety and sources of their ingredients. Being transparent and inclusive has become ever more important for end-consumers. Syensqo’s Jaguar® is a series of native, nonionic, cationic and hydroxypropyl-modified natural guar polymers derived from renewable resources.

These ingredients provide hair and body care formulators with a full range of conditioning and texturizing features from a bio-based technology aligned with the market expectations.

What is guar?

  • The guar plant (Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba Taub) is an abundant and renewable resource. It mainly grows in dry and arid environments in India, Pakistan and the USA
  • The inner part of the plant, called the endosperm, is extracted to provide galactomannan, a large polymeric molecule with a high molecular weight
  • The galactomannan can be reacted with different molecules to provide controlled modifying and functional properties that create new molecules, such as our Jaguar® Range

The two types of guar: cationic and nonionic

Cationic guar provides excellent conditioning effects and is soluble in water. Nonionic guar is used as a thickener and film former in personal care products, especially for damaged or dry skin and hair. They are famous for their high level of lubricity, excellent slat and alcohol tolerance and ability to help in stabilizing emulsions. They are both naturally derived from the seeds of the guar plant.

How to process Jaguar®

How to process Jaguar® in Water - Water Process - op #1

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HP Jaguar Process

Our way of working: building a sustainable guar supply chain

The Sustainable Guar Initiative is a pioneering program aiming to achieve a 25% increase in guar farmers’ revenues while establishing global standards for responsible sourcing of guar. Our ambition is to increase the number of partners and outreach to smallholder farmers to improve the life and resilience of local communities:

  • Sustainable agriculture: environment protection
  • Self-sustaining program: economic and social value for the farmers
  • Women as agents for change: access to training and skills
  • Traceable supply chain: reconnect the farmer to the end product
  • Quality and security of supply


Discover our Jaguar® portfolio


Jaguar® C 162

(Cationic Guar)

  • Thickener
  • Conditioner
  • Repair/care agent
  • Deposition agent
  • Opaque & transparent formulations
  • Sensory benefits
    (soft feel, non-greasy, easy combing)
  • Non-ecotoxic & natural-origin

Jaguar® Optima

(Cationic Guar)

  • Hair conditioning agent 
  • Repair/care agent
  • Deposition agent
  • Detangler
  • Excellent conditioning
  • No build-up
  • Sensory benefits
    (easy combing, non-greasy, soft feel) 
  • COSMOS-certified

Jaguar® HP 105

(Nonionic Guar)

  • Thickener
  • Texture Agent
  • Stabilizer
  • Conditioner
  • Detangler
  • Natural-origin
  • Sensory benefits
    (soft feel, smooth feel, non-sticky)
  • Contributes to formula texture
Jaguar® HP-120 COS
  • Emollient
  • Thickener 
  • Film-forming 
  • Conditioner
  • No tackiness
  • Smooth feel 
  • Natural origin

Helping you select the best Jaguar® for your formulation needs

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