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Ingredients & formulation

Clariant: a new polymer for a velvety skin feel

Clariant, a global supplier of specialty chemicals, has launched a new polymer providing skin care formulations with a soft and velvety texture, to address the trend toward premiumization and luxury in personal care applications. The Aristoflex Velvet polymer is also one of the first outcome of the new Secret Code of Beauty concept that Clariant recently introduced.

Aristoflex® Velvet - Photo: Clariant

Aristoflex® Velvet - Photo: Clariant

Clariant’s new Aristoflex Velvet polymer aims at answering the need for ultra soft and velvety skin feel in high-end skin care formulations.

Aristoflex Velvet is an ethylene oxide-free and preservative-free ingredient that adds a soft and smooth skin feel to formulations during application and rub in. Clariant explains that its innovative composition does not immediately break on skin when applied, but instead gently melts while applying to leave skin feeling evenly soft and moisturized.

With Aristoflex Velvet, manufacturers of skin care products can achieve a superior sensory profile for creams, lotions, balms, milks and serums - from light to rich caring products for all skin types. Its broad usage spectrum from pH 3 – 8 makes it compatible with a wide range of preservatives. It has a high compatibility with organic solvents, allowing special formulations such as tonics, hand sanitizers and nail polish removers with a soft, velvety, non-drying skin feel. Aristoflex Velvet also provides excellent suspending properties in a variety of products enabling the stabilization of colorful beads, exfoliating scrubs, microcapsules, sparkling pearls, and shimmering particles, for example,” explains Clariant.

Clariant also underlines that an important feature of the Aristoflex Velvet is its high temperature stability in formulations. In addition, Aristoflex Velvet provides ease of formulation: it is pre-neutralized, ready-to-use and is easy to add at any formulation step, dispersing easily in both the oil or water phase.

New “Secret Code of Beauty”

Aristoflex Velvet was developed in line with Clariant’s new Secret Code of Beauty concept that was recently unveiled at the last In-Cosmetic trade show in Paris and most recently at FCE Cosmetique in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Clariant’s new “Secret Code of Beauty” is a combination of these five keywords (Sensory, Innovation, Xpert, Trend, Ecotain) focused on helping the company’s customers achieve new levels of success in Personal Care.

Today’s consumers desire products that make them feel good about themselves,” says Anu Desikan, global Marketing Manager Personal Care at Clariant. “Aristoflex Velvet delivers unique benefits to a wide range of applications, giving skin care manufacturers an opportunity to provide their consumers with the luxurious sensory experiences they desire along with the superior performance our customers expect from Clariant’s Aristoflex polymer range.

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