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Whether you are in marketing, product development, sourcing or in the laboratory, Intelligent Ingredients™ makes it easier for you to make the wisest ingredient choices for your company.

With the largest portfolio of sustainable solutions for our client base, it is only natural that we create a new platform of ingredients appropriately called Intelligent Ingredients. These are the products that possess the highest "IQ" per se. Intelligent Ingredients offer the following core benefits:

Core Benefits of Intelligent Ingredients

  • Sustainable: We define sustainable ingredients as sustainably sourced and sustainably produced.

  • Significant Value-Add: These ingredients possess multiple function and performance benefits

  • Solutions-based: These ingredients solves a problem that currently exists in cosmetic and personal care formulas.

  • Earth friendly / Biodegradable: These ingredients are environmentally friendly and have biodegradability profiles readily available.

  • Natural Sourcing or 100% Natural: All ingredients are either naturally sourced and are a hybrid natural/synthetic or are genuinely 100% natural.

  • Consumer Perceptible Benefits: The consumer can tell these ingredients are in the formula through seeing or feeling the difference.

  • Claim substantiation data: The promise that these ingredients come power-packed with data to prove their performance – clinical testing (in-vivo, in-vitro and consumer panel testing in some cases)

Intelligent Ingredients™ are simply put, smart choices for cosmetic and personal care marketers, product developers and sourcing specialists. Intelligent Ingredients can be 100% natural, but not always... as natural doesn't always equate to "smart". Think of the deforestation happens around the globe. Anyone can offer natural products, but do they do it in a socially and environmentally responsible manner? Can they produce a stable, safe, functional product that has equivalent end-use cost to its synthetic counterpart?

Whether your company supports sustainability and natural sourcing or not – YOU still have the power to select ingredients that fit into your cost and performance profile while adding the value of these important features to save more than just money.

Did you Know?

Intelligent Ingredients were the brainchild of our Technical Sales team. With a core belief that it is our responsibility to provide high performance, sustainable, earth friendly products at an affordable cost, we packaged these ingredients to make it easy for our clients to select the best choices when it comes to ingredient selection.

The Intelligent Ingredients Portfolio:

BioOrganic logo LesSonia Microzests – Plants that provide natural color
BASF logo Plantarens – Alkyl Polyglucosides (INCI: ), are produced by world-recognized leader in sustainability, BASF.
BASF logo Plantaren and Plantacare 810 –can be a natural solubilizer
Hallstar logo Olivem 1000 – EO free, Eco-cert, liquid crystal emulsifier and proved active ingredient
Desert King logo Andean Q Ultra – 100% natural surfactant made in Chile from the Soap Bark Tree.
Botaneco logo Hydresia – 100% natural emulsifier, NPA approved, cold process emulsions, suitable for leave on and rinse off.
BioOrganic logo Celluloscrub – Natural cellulosic material designed to replace Polyethylene Beads in face & body care applications. Biodegradable, affordable
BASF logo Cetiol RLF – Enzymatically produced, NPA certified and 100% sustainable ester
Eastman logo Eastman GEM – Enzymatically-produced octyl palmitate (2-ethylhexyl palmitate). Process received the Green Chemistry and Presidential Award.
Naolys logo Naolys Plant Cells – 100% active plant cells, toxic, preservative, heavy metal and pollution free
Schulke logo Sensiva PA 20 – Paraben, glycol and formaldehyde free. Broad Spectrum claim
Hallstar logo BioChemica Butters – Available in USDA Organic Versions, over 41 varieties, exotic and domestic.
Essential Ingred logo Meristant 101L – Naturally derived, 100% sustainable, water-proofing and transfer resistant ester, ecocert, and a higher refractive index than some silicones.
BioOrganic logo Plantservative – 100% natural, sustainable, broad spectrum preservative.

 

Our Favorite Intelligent Ingredients

"You don't see 30% year over year growth on products unless there is something really special there... that's Olivem® 1000. Such a winner!" – Richard Hersey, VP Sales

"Naolys Plant Cells are 100% active plant cells. One plant clipping yields a forever source of active plant cells. I can't think of anything more sustainable than that!" – Ali Witwit, Director of Technical Marketing

"Glucoside chemistry is not only natural, it is recognized as safe by consumers. They love it!" - Bill Ross

"Every time I see a sale of Eastman GEM, I get a warm fuzzy feeling. It just feels good to know that change is possible – it's happening." –Stephanie Leshney

"Hydresia offers formulators so much versatility. It may be the only ingredient you will ever need." Jason Costa

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