Superior performance from a natural, renewable resource

Solvay’s Jaguar® series of native, cationic and hydroxypropyl-modified natural guar polymers provide hair & body care formulators with a full range of conditioning and texturizing features. 


What is guar?

  1. The guar plant (Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba Taub) is an abundant and renewable resource. It mainly grows in dry and arid environments in India, Pakistan and in SW USA 
  2. The inner part of the plant, called the endosperm, is extracted to provide galactomannan, a large polymeric molecule of high molecular weight, on the order 2-3 million g/mol 
  3. With its numerous reactive –OH functions, the galactomannan can be reacted with different molecules to provide controlled modifying, and functional properties that create new molecules - Jaguar®


Key Hair Care attributes include:

  • Increased deposition of modifying properties to hair 
  • Controlled delivery of water-insoluble substances 
  • Exceptional conditioning properties at lower usage levels 
  • Excellent wet/dry hair combing and detangling 
  • Improved "soft" hold properties 
  • Easier to manage, smoother hair feel 
  • Enhanced foam sensorial attributes


Key body cleansing attributes:

  • Reduce skin tightening caused by surfactants 
  • Restore skin’s pH buffering five times faster than other polymers 
  • Reduce skin irritation and redness by 30% over other cationic polymers 
  • Increase deposition of modifying properties to skin 
  • Controlled delivery of water-insoluble substances, such as soothing oils, moisturizers and emollients 
  • Soft, silky skin after-feel 
  • Enhanced foam sensorial attributes