Solvay in the Hair Care Industry

With over 40 years of experience developing high-quality solutions for hair care products, Solvay offers sustainable, effective and versatile ingredients to formulators in order to develop the most innovative hair care products on the market.

Today’s consumers are searching for customized hair products made with naturally derived, high-quality ingredients that deliver outstanding results. Partnering with Solvay provides hair care developers with numerous COSMOS verified natural ingredients that offer best-in-class performance in products that cleanse, condition and protect consumers’ hair.

Solvay offers an expansive portfolio of multi-purpose materials to meet key customer needs with salon-tested hair care solutions that offer new sensory experiences, sustainable hair conditioning polymers, silicone-alternatives, hair repair technology and more for the most specialized hair care products on the market.

“We are proud to have over 40 years of experience developing innovative, high-performing hair care ingredients that satisfy consumer and formulator needs as well as global safety standards.” 

Eric Leroy, Global Marketing Innovation Director, Home & Personal Care at Solvay

Solvay’s Advanced Hair Care Products

With increasingly advanced technologies and more innovative solutions, consumers demand top quality hair care products made with naturally derived and gentle ingredients. In response to these needs, Solvay supplies hair care formulators with conditioning guar polymers, hair repair actives, mild surfactants, emollients and solubilizers that facilitate effective, safe and eco-friendly hair care formulations.

Solvay’s naturally derived, versatile ingredients for advanced hair care products are compatible and effective in shampoos, rinses, conditioners, masks, pre-washes, serums, oils, leave-in treatments and baby formulations.

Solvay’s Commitment to Sustainability

At Solvay, we combine our dedication to engineering the most advanced hair care solutions with a passion for creating sustainable materials for natural hair care products. Our range of guar polymers are bio-based and naturally derived from guar seeds that are sustainably sourced in India through Solvay’s Sustainable Guar Initiative program. We are proud to partner with guar farmers and empower them with tools and knowledge to encourage sustainable farming practices that result in more continuous, high-yield production.

As our scientists are dedicated to creating only the highest-quality ingredients for hair care products, Solvay develops sustainable materials in EFfCI and RSPO Mass Balance certified manufacturing sites. Additionally, Solvay strives to satisfy Green Chemistry principles to reduce the generation of hazardous substances and continues to develop over 200 ingredients that meet ISO 16128 guidelines for natural and organic materials. Solvay stands out as a developer of safe, sustainable personal care ingredients with our proprietary Sustainable Portfolio Management (SPM) tool, which we use to assess all of our innovation products as we create solutions for the sustainability challenges faced by today’s hair care formulators.

Solvay’s Unmatched Innovation

Solvay’s Hair Care Research and Innovation team is a global network of chemical experts spread across the world, with our global competence center located in France and regional hubs in Brazil, Singapore and the United States. Our team is determined to continually innovate and develop unique molecules such as guar derivatives, proteins, complex polymer structures, esters, surfactants, emollients, oleo derivatives and more for implementation in high-performance hair care products such as shampoos, conditioners, masks, serums and sprays. Solvay prioritizes partnerships with professional hairdressers and hair salons where we work with our customers to create their ideal formulations. Our team innovates winning personal care solutions alongside formulators to accelerate product development cycles and stay at the forefront of hair care market trends.

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