Solvay in the Skin Care Industry

Solvay combines strong cleansing and caring formulation expertise with the industry’s broadest and most versatile portfolio of innovative ingredients to help customers create products that enhance the well-being of consumers. Our high-performance formulations cover a broad range of Body and Skin Care products – from facial cleansers and body washes to cream and serums.

Today’s consumers want high-performance products adapted for their own skin type, needs and sensitivities. Formulators partnering with Solvay can tap into our extensive array of natural or naturally derived, safe and sustainable ingredients to deliver best-in-class performance in skin products for cleansing, hydrating, protecting and rejuvenating.

Formulators can use Solvay’s ingredients and natural-based technologies to design multi-sensory, multi-functional Skin and Body Care products that unlock opportunities to renew the consumer’s experience while also addressing skin balance and health concerns. Our extensive portfolio of multi-purpose materials enables customers to create products making substantiated claims around mildness, personal hygiene, anti-aging or specific textures.

“Solvay is your preferred partner for safe, natural origin and eco-conscious solutions addressing the diversity of consumer needs for sustainable and healthy Skin and Beauty Care products.”

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

Solvay’s Advanced Skin Health Products

Our ingredients and technologies go from mild cleansing surfactants, natural rheology modifiers, emulsifiers and solubilizers, specialty emollients, anti-aging and anti-oxidant skin actives. These naturally derived, versatile ingredients can be used for face creams, facial masks, body wash, body creams, makeup-removal lotions, sunscreen sprays, liquid hand soap, hand sanitizers and baby formulations.

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Geropon® L4 C

Luxurious and creamy lather for facial and skin cleanser applications: suitable for liquid soaps.

Solvay’s Commitment to Sustainability

Throughout our history, Solvay has continuously and successfully transformed to take on new challenges, and always with a view on securing the best possible future for our people, businesses, the planet and society at large.

Supported by scientists dedicated to creating only the highest-quality ingredients for face and body products, Solvay develops sustainable materials at manufacturing sites that have been Mass Balance (MB) certified by the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). We also offer a wide range of Natural and Organic Certification for Cosmetics (COSMOS) certified products.

In addition to following Green Chemistry principles to reduce the generation of hazardous substances, we apply a proprietary Sustainable Portfolio Management (SPM) system to ensure the personal care ingredients we develop are deemed as safe and sustainable. Our SPM tool is used to assess all of our innovation products from both a sustainability and economical perspective.

Our sustainable approach is driven by strong beliefs, all with the main objectives of building partnerships with customers, saving natural resources, sharing value and fostering consumer well-being. 


Solvay’s Unmatched Innovation

Solvay’s Skin Care Research and Innovation (I&R) team operates as a global network of chemical experts from around the world, with a global competency center located in Shanghai (China) and regional hubs in Brazil, Singapore, France and the United States. Our team is determined to continue innovating and developing unique molecules, such as guar derivatives, novel polymer structures from biotechnology, surfactants, esters, emollients, and other oleo derivatives and more. We innovate alongside formulators to create winning skin health and body care solutions with accelerated product development cycles and a position at the forefront of skin care market trends.

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