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Sustainability

Connecting the dots between skin cleansing and sustainability

Our experts in skin cleansing have translated this philosophy into various offerings firmly rooted in science. We offer sustainable solutions that perform, are eco-friendly/eco-conscious and have consumers’ stamp of approval. Syensqo is constantly evolving due to consumer perceptions and behaviors that respect the boundaries of our planet.

 

Sustainable skin cleansing solutions to prevent climate change

  • High naturalness indexed ingredients and winning naturally-derived alternatives that can replace synthetic ingredients (polyquaterniums, Styrene/Acrylates copolymer...).
  • Promoting sustainable agricultural practices in the palm supply chain (RSPO MB).

 

The ISO 16128 Standard defines a common international language for natural and organic ingredients that is based on the 12 principles of Green Chemistry. ISO 16128 is not a label, not a set of technical specifications, not a law, but is rather a framework for harmonizing and structuring terminologies related to organic and natural ingredients among the different countries of the world.

The ISO 16128 Standard establishes four categories of ingredients and indicates calculations for their naturalness indexes. In Syensqo's portfolio, this “naturalness index” reflects:

  • Natural Index (In) for pure natural products with no chemical modifications
  • Natural Origin Index (Ino) for products derived from natural resources that have been modified by chemical/biological reaction

An index of Ino > 0.5 refers to products originating from renewable resources.

 

Function(s)

Categories

Sub-Categorie(s)

Product Name(s)

INCI / Chemical Name(s)

Ino (ISO 16128-2)

Cleansing & Foaming Solutions

Anionic Surfactants

SLS/SLES

Rhodapon® CAS 100/N MB

Sodium Coco-Sulfate

1

Rhodapex® ESB 70 NAT MB

Sodium Laureth Sulfate

1

Rhodapon® LS-92 RNB*

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

1

Rhodapex® ESB 30 HA1*

Sodium Laureth Sulfate

0.8 <  Ino <

 0.9

Glycinates

Geropon® CG 3S*

Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate

0.8 <  Ino <

 0.9

Geropon® LG 3S*

Sodium Lauroyl Glycinate

0.8 <  Ino <

 0.9

Amphoteric Surfactants

Ultra Low Salt Amphoterics

Mirataine® CB 35 HP ULS MB

Coco-Betaine

0.8 <  Ino <

 0.9

Mirataine® DAB ULS MB

Lauramidopropyl Betaine

0.63

Sultaines

Mirataine® LHS*

Lauryl Hydroxysultaine

0.8 <  Ino <

 0.9

Mirataine® CBS 50G*

Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine

0.63

Formulation Aids

Rheology

Viscosity building surfactants

Geropon® T77PC MB

Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate

0.8 <  Ino <

 0.9

Mirataine® CET

Cetyl betaine

0.8 <  Ino <

 0.9

Thickening polymers

Naternal™ Guar Gum S 

Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum

1.0

Naternal™ Guar Gum P SGI

Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum

1.0

Jaguar® HP 105

Hydroxypropyl Guar

0.8 <  Ino <

 0.9

Thickening + Suspending polymers

Rheozan® SH

Succinoglycan

1

Aesthetic Agents

Opacifier

Miracare® OPR-2

Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate,

Sodium Benzoate

0.9 < Ino < 1

Performance Concentrates

Isotropic sulfate-free surfactant blend

Miracare® SOFT S 525 MB*

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Decyl glucoside, Cocamide MIPA, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine

0.78

Miracare® SOFT 313*

 

0.71

Conditioning Solutions

Cationic Polymers

Hair Conditioning - Medium Care

Naternal™ C-500 STD

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

0.9 < Ino < 1

Hair Conditioning - High Care

Jaguar® C17

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

0.8 <  Ino <

 0.9

Silicone Alternative

Hair Conditioning - High Care

Dermalcare® LIA MB

Isoamyl Laurate

1.0

Biosurfactants

Biosurfactants

Glycolipids

Mirasoft® SL A60

Glycolipids

1.0

Mirasoft® SL L60

Glycolipids

1.0

*Limited to specific regions

The vast majority of consumers want to understand the added value and benefits each ingredient brings to the products used in their beauty routines. So, a designation as natural or naturally derived typically results in a product being perceived more pure and more safe for consumers. Today, consumers no longer want to choose between a lower-performing, eco-friendly solution and an effective, yet conventional solution.

With the expectation that personal care products should be made with more natural-inspired ingredients, Syensqo Research and Innovation (R&I) teams are exploring ways to find naturally derived alternatives that can replace synthetic ingredients. Brands have begun to reformulate by removing undesirable synthetic ingredients, such as sulfates, polyquaterniums or styrene/acrylates copolymers and replacing them with alternatives that deliver similar, or even better, performance. 

Through years of innovation Syensqo teams have found innovative solutions that replace the functions of these existing products and have added new benefits and sensory experiences.
 

 

Function(s)

Commercial Name(s)

INCI / Chemical Name(s)

Alternative to

Rheology

Rheozan® SH

Succinoglycan

Acrylates copolymer

 

Naternal™ HP 8 COS SGI

Hydroxypropyl Guar

Acrylates copolymer

Naternal™ Guar Gum P SGI

Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum

Acrylates copolymer

Opacifier

Miracare® OPR-2

Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Benzoate

Styrene/Acrylates copolymer

Performance Concentrates

Miracare® Soft 313*

Sodium Cocoyl, Glycinate Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, and Cocamidopropyl Sultaine

Sulfated Chassis

Miracare® SOFT S 525 MB*

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Decyl glucoside, Cocamide MIPA, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine

Sulfated Chassis

Cationic Polymer

Naternal™ SOFT

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Polyquaternium-7

Alternative to Silicone(s)

Dermalcare® LIA MB

Isoamyl Laurate

Isopropyl Palmitate and C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate

*Limited to specific regions

Why is palm oil still important?Palm oil is an incredibly efficient crop, producing more oil per land area than any other equivalent vegetable oil crop. Globally, palm oil provides 35% of the world’s vegetable oil demand using just 10% of the land.* While oil palm is more efficient than other vegetable crops, concerns over its growing demand could lead to serious environmental and social consequences such as deforestation, loss of natural habitats, illegal fires and land conflicts.

Even though the volumes used by Syensqo remain low compared to the total market for palm oil, we are committed to respecting Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) principles and ensuring our palm oil supplies are sustainably produced.

*Source : WWF


What is RSPO Mass Balanced (MB)?
Palm oil can be produced in a responsible manner that respects the environment and communities. The RSPO label ensures that a product is made with certified sustainable palm oil. This label gives confidence that the palm oil was produced in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

RSPO Mass Balanced for sustainable hair care solutions

What are Syensqo's commitments?

  • A sustainable sourcing policy of palm and palm kernel oil derivatives
  • A stringent selection of our suppliers based on sustainability criteria 
  • A time-bound plan to ensure the full traceability of our raw materials 
  • The RSPO certification of our manufacturing sites 
  • Work on traceability by joining Action for Sustainable Derivatives (ASD*)

*Action for Sustainable Derivatives

Contact us to know more.

 

Sustainable skin cleansing solutions to preserve resources

  • Circular Beauty with high naturalness-indexed ingredients and renewable low-carbon solutions
  • Reducing plastic waste through solid format concepts and microplastic- free technologies
  • Saving our most precious resource — water — through solid formats that are less water-demanding

Circular Beauty includes ingredients based on renewable and recyclable resources that are transformed into valuable, new products. Circular Beauty is a challenge that companies like Syensqo are willing to take on to make positive steps toward reducing our impact and helping our clients do the same. Our goal is to promote the use of sustainable skin cleansing products to customers and to have a greener value chain from beginning to end. We are dedicated to continue improving on this topic and proposing more and more eco-conscious and efficient solutions. 

 

Product name

INCI name

Function

Ino (ISO 16128:2)

Dermalcare® LIA MB

Isoamyl Laurate

Specialty Emollients

Natural Index = 1.0

Mirataine® CBS UP*

Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine

Amphoteric Surfactant

Natural Index = 1.0

*Limited to specific regions

Microplastics are tiny plastic particles, fewer than 5 millimeters (0.2 inches) in diameter, smaller than a grain of rice. They are found in everyday items, such as water bottles, textiles, and some personal care products. As concerns are raised over the consequences these tiny particles have on marine life, Syensqo offers alternatives to microplastics for the most challenging formulations.

 

Product nameINCI nameFunctionChallenge solved
Miracare® OPR 2Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Sodium BenzoateNaturally-Derived OpacifierReplacement of Acrylates-based Polymer
Rheozan® SHSuccinoglycanNaturally-Derived Rheological AgentReplacement of Acrylates-based Polymer

 

 

Sustainable skin cleansing solutions to enable a better life

  • Promoting inclusion by working closely with farmers and villages through our Sustainable Guar Initiative program 
  • Promoting a better life for all with more certified products: COSMOS, EU Ecolabel, vegan, cruelty-free and halal
  • Answering new government laws to continue providing safe and efficient ingredients in every region.

The Sustainable Guar Initiative is a multi-year project to teach and promote sustainable agricultural practices to farmers of rain-fed guar bean crops grown in India’s desert region of Bikaner. Launched in 2015, Syensqo's Sustainable Guar Initiative (SGI) aims to empower farmers with tools and knowledge to cultivate guar crops through good agricultural practices that will result in more continuous, high-yield production. The program was designed to improve the livelihood of farmers, protect local resources and ensure a durability of income for guar bean farmers while also considering the impact of climate change into their activities.

More than 7,300 farmers in 36 villages have already registered to participate in the project. We commissioned Technoserve, a global non-governmental  organization, to spearhead on-the-ground implementation. Technoserve experts train farmers to show how sustainable farming practices can be implemented in a practical way. By comparing crops grown on the demonstration land to those grown under normal field conditions, farmers learn to recognize the benefits of sustainable agricultural practices. 

Our efforts also focus on expanded societal inputs to help women establish kitchen gardens that provide produce for their families, and serve as a potential secondary source of income.

Hair care solutions - The guar supply chain

 

On the environmental side, data collected on more than 3,000 farmers show the changes in cultivation practices with benefits on guar production yield demonstrating no deterioration on the guar bean environmental footprint.

Sustainable Guar Initiative -  Environment and Societal life cycle analysis

Integrated approach of the environment and societal life cycle analysis of the first three years of the Sustainable Guar Initiative program.

 

Product name

INCI name

Function

Naterna HP 8 COS SGI

Hydroxypropyl Guar

Rheological Agent

Naternal™ Guar Gum P SGI

Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum

Rheological Agent

Naternal SOFT

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Conditioning Polymer

*Reach Compliant

Cosmetic Organic and Natural Standard (COSMOS-validated ingredients) meet standards and requirements responsible for the use of natural resources and ingredients from completely natural or organic origins. The certification is recognized by the cosmetics industry around the world. By adhering to specific guidelines, cosmetics marketers can use COSMOS trademarks on packaging to confirm their products meet industry requirements. Syensqo offers a variety of ingredients validated by COSMOS.

 

Product name

INCI name

Function

Dermalcare® LIA MB

Isoamyl Laurate

Specialty Emollient

Miranol® C2M CONC NP MB*

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate

Amphoteric Surfactant

Miranol® Ultra C-32 MB*

Sodium Cocoamphoacetate

Amphoteric Surfactant

Miranol® Ultra L32 MB*

Sodium Lauroamphoacetate

Amphoteric Surfactant

Mirataine® 50ULB MB*

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Amphoteric Surfactant

Mirataine® BB/FLA MB*

Coco-Betaine

Amphoteric Surfactant

Mirataine® BET C-30 NP*

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Amphoteric Surfactant

Mirataine® CB 35 ULS HP MB

Coco-Betaine

Amphoteric Surfactant

Naternal™ Guar Gum P SGI

Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum

Rheology agent

Rheozan® BLC

Cellulose, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Benzoate

Rheology Agent

Rheozan® SH

Succinoglycan

Rheology Agent

Rhodapon® CAS-100N MB 

Sodium Coco-Sulfate

Primary Cleansing & Foaming Surfactant

Rhodapon® LS-92 RNB

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Primary Cleansing & Foaming Surfactant

*Limited to specific regions

Syensqo understands the importance of eco-certifications on the market and accompanies its customers by providing the chemistry they need to market eco-certified products. Following the announcements of the European Green deal, the EU Ecolabel committee applied new guidance in October, 2021 (Commission Decision 2021/1870) in order to target the best environmental products on the market.

The cosmetic scope evolves through two categories instead of one and now we can distinguish:

  • Rinse-off products: soaps, shampoos, shower preparations, hair conditioners, shaving preparations, toothpaste…
  • Leave-on products: creams, oils and lotions, hair styling products, sunscreens, decorative cosmetics, deodorants.

Product name

INCI name

Function

Rinse-off cosmetics

Commission Decision

2021/1870 of 22/10/2021

 

Leave-on cosmetics

Commission Decision

2021/1870 of 22/10/2021

 

Alkamuls® PEG 16 CO

PEG-18 Castor Oil Dioleate

Solubilizer

Compatible without restriction Compatible

Compatible without restriction Compatible

Dermalcare® LIA MB

Isoamyl Laurate

Specialty Emollients

Compatible without restriction Compatible

Compatible without restriction Compatible

Naternal™ Guar Gum P SGI

Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba Guar Gum

Rheological Agent

Compatible without restriction Compatible

Compatible without restriction Compatible

Mirasoft® SL A60

Glycolipids

Biosurfactant

Compatible without restriction Compatible

Compatible without restriction Compatible

Mirasoft® SL L60

Glycolipids

Biosurfactant

Compatible without restriction Compatible

Compatible without restriction Compatible

Rheozan® SH

Succinoglycan

Rheological Agent

Compatible without restriction Compatible

Compatible without restriction Compatible

 

There is no official vegan label or "gold standard" certification, but many vegan labels exist on the market. Whether specific to cosmetics or not, this labeling can be combined with "cruelty-free" certification, with each label carrying its own certain specificities.

Syensqo has a long-term commitment toward a more sustainable, responsible and ethical chemistry. To reach these objectives, we strive to reduce or even avoid the use of animal testing. We consider animal welfare as a top priority, while never overlooking the optimal safety level of our products, the health of our workers, and the protection of the environment.

For information about all vegan/cruelty-free certifications of our products, please contact your Syensqo representative to receive a personalized answer to your specific questions.

For information about all halal and kosher certifications of our products, please contact your Syensqo representative. 

 

 

New York recently passed a law requiring new limits on 1,4-dioxane residuals in finished personal care, cosmetic products. Syensqo has a fundamental understanding of 1,4-dioxane generation and reduction in raw materials. Our priority is to continue providing customers in North America with products that are safe, effective and meet mandated regulations by the government. 

Product name

INCI name

Function

Mirataine® CB 35 ULS HP MB*

Coco-Betaine

Amphoteric Surfactant

Mirataine® DAB ULS MB*

Lauramidopropyl Betaine

Amphoteric Surfactant

Mirataine® LHS 

Lauryl Hydroxysultaine 

Amphoteric Surfactant

Miranol® ULTRA L32*

Sodium Lauroamphoacetate

Amphoteric Surfactant

Mirataine® CBS MB*

Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine

Amphoteric Surfactant

Miracare® OMG MB

Cetyl Betaine, Glycerin 

Emulsifier

Miracare® SOFT 31

Sodium Cocoyl, Glycinate Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Cocamidopropyl Sultaine

Mild Cleansing Base

Miracare® SOFT S 525*

Water, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Cocamide MIPA, Decyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol 

Mild Cleansing Base

Miracare® OPR 2

Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Benzoate

Opacifier

Geropon® CG 3

Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate

Primary Cleansing & Foaming Surfactant

Geropon® LG 3

Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate

Primary Cleansing & Foaming Surfactant

Geropon® T 77 PC MB

Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate

Primary Cleansing & Foaming Surfactant

Rhodapon® CAS 100/N MB

Sodium Coco-Sulfate

Primary Cleansing & Foaming Surfactant

Rhodacal® A 246 PF

Sodium C14 C16 olefin sulfonate

Primary Cleansing & Foaming Surfactant

Dermalcare® LIA MB

Isoamyl Laurate

Specialty Emollient

Geropon® L4C*

Sodium Laureth-4 Carboxylate

Sulfate-free Cleansing & Foaming Anionic Surfactant

Geropon® EL P MB*

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

Sulfate-free Cleansing & Foaming Anionic Surfactant

Geropon® LO*

Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate

Sulfate-free Cleansing & Foaming Anionic Surfactant

Geropon® LO 100

Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate

Sulfate-free Cleansing & Foaming Anionic Surfactant

*Reach Compliant