Biodegradable RM with synthetic performance

Clariant has used its expertise in rheology modifiers and innovate to create ingredients that thicken formulations according to consumer needs without compromising on biodegradability. The Swiss firm’s Aristoflex Eco T is a new class of readily biodegradable modified biopolymer with thickening abilities comparable to a synthetic polymer

Rheology modifiers are functional skincare ingredients that work to thicken formulations. They are primarily used to impart a thicker texture and viscosity to topical formats, such as creams, serums, and gels.

Rheology modifiers have a resultant impact on the experience of using a product, influencing the way it feels on skin during and after use, as well as its look and pick-up texture. Beyond a formulation’s initial texture, rheology modifiers will determine the maintenance of texture, viscosity, and flow across temperature and pH ranges. They will also work to stabilize oils and other particles included in a formulation, acting as structuring agents that help various components to combine with each other. 

Nowadays, skincare is increasingly associated with wellness and practiced as a means by which to relax. In addition, consumers are ever-more educated on its benefits, layering different products to achieve and optimize the results of their routines. Therefore, the emphasis placed on rheology modifiers continues to grow as cosmetic brands need to ensure they can provide an enjoyable sensory experience. 

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