Ashland Personal Care Specialties
Ashland personal care specialties is a diverse product line that consists of conditioning and sun protecting agents, thickeners, opacifiers, and emollients, including a variety of fixative and styling polymers. Products are grouped to serve two primary applications: hair care and skin care. Hair care ingredients include styling polymers that impart hold from hairsprays, mousses, and gels, as well as condition and maintain hairstyles. Skin care ingredients include sunscreen actives, waterproofing agents, emulsifiers, thickeners, and emollients that impart moisture and enhance skin care products.
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AquaStyle SH-100 polymer has been specifically designed to provide long-lasting styles from crystal clear gels. As seen above, 1% solids AquaStyle SH-100 polymer when formulated with 0.6% Carbomer results in crystal clear gels.
Ashland SPF Boosters
ChemPoint® offers a wide variety of water-resistant polymers from Ashland™ that fit just about every formulation requirement. These polymers can be combined or used alone to maximize performance with a non-greasy and low- to no-tack feel.
Due to its unique composition, Blumilight™ is associated with a better resistance to blue light stress, compared to conventional cocoa polyphenols, in vitro. By limiting the visible effects of blue light pollution on skin, Blumilight™ addresses the changing lifestyles of consumers in a hyper-connected world.
ChromoHance™ 113 shields color-treated hair from surfactant stripping by forming a
hydrophobic surface on each strand, reducing water absorption during washing and slowing the fading process.
Based on the protective and regenerative properties of giant kelp, SeaStem™ has been tested to counteract the noxious effect of pollution (diesel ultrafine particles) on epidermal stem cells and preserve the skin’s self-regenerating & protection properties.
FiberHance™ BM solution is a new patented chemistry evolving from glucose-based chemistry. It has a unique multifaceted mode of action which penetrates deep into the cortex to create new hydrogen and ionic bonds which support the damaged internal keratin structure, providing strength and manageability back to the hair.
Elixiance™ is a natural and sustainable Peruvian Schinus molle extract with anti-pollution, skin-purifying and age-perfecting properties. Elixiance is a sustainable biofunctional derived from the Peruvian pink pepper tree Shinus molle, also called "The Tree of Life".