Your natural rheology polymer for the clean beauty trend

Clean and minimalist cosmetic products are appealing to a growing consumer demographic. Choose multi-functional ingredients to formulate minimalist solutions; this way, you reduce the number of components in the formula and keep labels short and clean.

Solvay’s Rheozan® SH is a multi-functional ingredient, certified 100% natural. Obtained by fermentation, this clean and environmentally-friendly rheology polymer can help you design skincare formulations with excellent sensory benefits such as smoothness and velvety after-feel. It helps eliminate tackiness while providing excellent stabilization of formulations containing acidic actives and electrolytes.

“Rheozan® SH matches current consumer demand for personal care products that are made from natural ingredients.”

Anne Thomasson, Global Key Account Manager, Novecare, Solvay

The right multi-functional ingredient to formulate minimalist solutions

How does it work?

Rheozan® SH contains Succinoglycan molecule that modifies liquids’ rheology and offers combined advantages of giving personal care products a pleasant texture and being made from a 100% natural resource.


Efficient in the presence of acidic actives

Rheozan® SH exhibits excellent thickening and stabilizing properties in the presence of acidic actives. Contrary to expectations, the viscosity build of Rheozan® SH increases with higher levels of acidic actives. 

Rheozan SH -  Efficient with acidic actives

Efficient in the presence of electrolytes

Rheozan® SH  exhibits excellent electrolyte tolerance. Rheozan® SH builds viscosity better in the presence of high salt levels, with excellent long-term stability.

Rheozan SH - Efficient with electrolytes

Rheozan® SH additional features

  • Naturality validated by Ecocert

  • Supplied as a free-flowing powder

  • Typical use level: 0.2-1.0%

Rheozan® SH provides excellent sensory benefits

  • Provides smooth & velvety skin feel
  • Non-sticky & good spreadability 
  • Features no residue on skin & easy absorption 
  • Eliminates tackiness of oil-in-water formulations
  • Stabilizes systems containing acidic actives, salts & electrolytes
  • Features wide pH range compatibility (<3 to >12)
  • Hot- & cold-processable


Rheozan® SH is your ingredient for perfect textures 

Rheozan® SH is a multi-functional ingredient that can be used in various skin care products, such as:

  • Skin care & sun care formulations
  • Color cosmetics
  • Skin care lotions & creams
  • Facial masks
  • Anti-aging & hydrating serums

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