Global hair care brand Fekkai is to use Honeywell’s Solstice Propellant technology in three of its latest products, including its Volume Lock Hair Spray, Flexible Hold Hair Spray, and Sheer Dry Shampoo.
Fekkai is a brand known for clean beauty products, and with consumers becoming increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of the products they purchase, it became imperative for the brand to choose the right technology to power its new hair sprays and dry shampoo.
Honeywell’s Solstice Propellant (HFO-1234ze), a hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) solution, helps reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 99% compared with traditional propellants commonly used in cosmetics and upholds performance.
Solstice Propellant has an ultra-low GWP of less than one, is non-ozone depleting, and is volatile organic compound (VOC)-exempt – meaning it has negligible contribution to ground-level smog formation.
The use of Solstice Propellant in Fekkai’s newest products supports the hair care brand’s focus on clean and sustainable ingredients to help eliminate the potential harmful effects of beauty products on the environment, while still maintaining salon-quality performance.
“For our new sheer dry shampoo and hair sprays, we were insistent on finding a spray technology that would support our mission to shatter the myth that clean and reduced-impact hair care does not perform at the highest quality,” said Frédéric Fekkai, chief executive officer and founder of Fekkai.
“In fact, I waited for over three years before developing hair sprays because I could not endorse using anything that would negatively impact the planet,” he added.
“One of the guiding principles for the new and updated Fekkai brand, which is focused on clean, vegan and lower-impact products, is that looking good should not be at the expense of the planet. Honeywell’s Solstice Propellant was the perfect solution to allow us to bring reduced-impact, high-performance hair sprays and a dry shampoo to market.”