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Extremely efficient rheology modifier with short flow, suspending power and high viscosity performance, forms sparkling clear gels, gives excellent clarity, emulsion stability and an elegant non-tacky feel.

€4.43
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A natural crystalline alpha hydroxy acid mainly used as a pH regulator and buffering agent in cosmetic applications, base ingredient for preparing fizzing bath bombs and decalcifying agent in the household.

€2.61
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A multi-functional versatile ingredient valuable as aesthetic modifier, moisture and sebum absorber or active carrier. Exhibits an extraordinary soft-touch, it is suitable for a variety of personal care applications...

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A natural self tanning agent that enables a natural sun-kissed look all year round without sun exposure. It is ideal in self-tanning and glowing products.

€8.67
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Aqueous based mineral UV filter designed for beach sun care formulations, in particular products for sensitive skin. Combines an exceptional level of UVA protection with high UVB efficacy. Easy to work with, gives...

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Versatile, widely used humectant and effective moisturizer derived from vegetable sources. Great addition in numerous personal care formulations.

€2.40
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Bio-based universally usable cationic polymer designed for rinse-off applications, ideal in shampoos and hair aftertreatments with high conditioning performance.

€1.65
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A naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acid, acidity regulator with exfoliating, skin lightening and moisturising properties. It can be used in a wide range of personal care products.

€1.49
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A non-microbicidal deodorant active ingredient made from natural resources, inhibits the enzymatic decomposition of sweat components preventing the formation of malodor, without affecting the natural skin flora. Is...

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€2.36
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With its typical strong mint odor and aroma, natural menthol is used in cosmetics for its cooling, refreshing, soothing and tension relieving properties.

€8.65
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Conditioning agent with no build-up effect, provides smoothness, gives non-greasy and velvety skin feel, used in used cleansing, bath products, shampoos  and conditioning formulations.

€10.22
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A mild solubilizer for lipophilic substances and co-emulsifier for O/W emulsions. Multipurpose, effective and versatile non-ionic surfactant for use in cosmetic applications. 

€2.97
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A skin-friendly, natural alternative to petroleum-based glycols with excellent sensory characteristics, multifunctional and innovative cosmetic ingredient, is emollient, penetration enhancer, natural solvent,...

€2.25
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Versatile and multi-functional fine powder valuable as aesthetic modifier, moisture and sebum absorber. Exhibits an extraordinary soft-touch, it is suitable for a variety of personal care applications including...

€2.43
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A semi-transparent mineral powder that provides unique smooth and creamy feeling, as well as outstanding illuminating and satinated effect on the skin. A sensory enhancer used in powders, foundations, blush and...

€2.80
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A versatile material used in cosmetic formulations as an alkaline pH adjuster, deodorizing, abrasive and fizzing agent. It is valuable also in natural household cleaning applications. 

€1.90
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Great moisturiser and humectant for cosmetics, it helps strengthen the skin barrier and enhances its elasticity. Added to cold process soaps it helps to produce a harder bar that is easier to unmold and cut, that...

€1.78
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With superior moisturizing efficacy compared to glycerin or other common humectants, is a humectant considered as natural moisturizing factor. Widely used in cosmetics, is well suited in many applications including...

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A natural solubilizer that shows excellent solubilizing performance, a powerful PEG-free alternative designed to solubilize essential oils, fragrance oils and other lipophilic ingredients in aqueous based preparations.

€2.01
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A fatty acid that occurs naturally in vegetable butters. It is used used to thicken and stabilize formulations in a variety of products like lotion bars, creams, balms, salves, sticks, soaps and candles.

€1.18
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Is one of the most popular natural sugar substitutes. Suitable as a moisturizig agent for cosmetics, and as a healthy sweetener in oral care preparations.

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€1.84
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Ultra-pure grade zinc oxide valued in cosmetics for its numerous benefits for the skin, acts as a physical UV filter, soothes skin and supports wound healing. Without nanoparticles.

€1.88
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Highly effective deodorant agent and odor absorber for cosmetic applications, based on the zinc salt of ricinoleic acid, especially suitable for use in emulsion or stick type deodorant formulations.

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What are functionals?

Functionals are a diverse group of ingredients that have specific functions in cosmetic products. They are responsible for providing benefits beyond basic cleaning or appearance enhancement. These ingredients are carefully chosen and formulated to target certain skin concerns and provide the desired results.

Most functionals are derived from natural sources such as plants, fruits, and minerals, making them safe to use on our skin. They go through extensive testing and research to ensure their effectiveness and safety.

Importance of functionals in cosmetics

Functionals play a crucial role in making cosmetic products effective. They not only provide the desired benefits but also improve the overall performance and stability of the product. For instance, moisturizing functionals help to prevent dryness and maintain skin hydration, while anti-aging functionals target fine lines and wrinkles.

Moreover, functionals can work together with other cosmetic ingredients to enhance their effectiveness and provide multiple benefits. For example, a sunscreen functional not only protects the skin from harmful UV rays but also works with other ingredients to improve the product's texture and application.

Examples of functionals

There are countless functionals used in cosmetic products, each with its unique set of properties and benefits. Some commonly used functionals include:

  • Cosmetic cornstrach: A natural alternative to talcum powder, it helps to absorb excess oil and reduce shine on the skin.
  • Glycerin: A hydrating functional that helps to retain moisture in the skin, making it soft and supple.
  • Sodium lactate: A natural humectant that moisturizes and exfoliates the skin, leaving it smooth and radiant.
  • Zinc ricinoleate: A deodorizing functional that helps to neutralize odor and keep your underarms fresh.

Are the functionals for you?

While cosmetic products often contain a combination of various ingredients, functionals play a significant role in determining their effectiveness. Whether you are looking for anti-aging benefits or hydration, there is likely a functional ingredient that can help with your specific skin concern.

However, it is essential to research and understand the functionals used in your cosmetic products to ensure they align with your personal preferences and skin type. With the right knowledge, you can make informed decisions about the products you use and choose functionals that work best for your skincare needs.

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