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At Stephenson, we manufacture extruded, syndet and melt & pour ingredients for skincare, cosmetic and haircare businesses. But it’s how we do it: creatively, ethically, sustainably, and ambitiously. From the first spark of their idea, we work with our customers to help deliver exciting products which literally change the world
At Stephenson, we’re game-changers. On one level, it’s simple: we manufacture base ingredients for skincare, cosmetics and haircare applications. That includes syndet, extruded soap, melt & pour bases, liquids and cosmetic bases. But it’s how we do it that makes all the difference in the world.
We’re changing our industry for the better. Some might call it disruption; we think it’s the right thing to do. Right for our customers, and right for the planet.
From global brands to small crafters, creating revolutionary products needs progressive ideas and sustainable ingredients. That's where we come in. To create revolutionary products, they need progressive ideas and sustainable ingredients from an enlightened manufacturer. That’s where we come in.
We’ve been making soap since the 1850s, so we’ve got the chemistry down to a fine art. But we also know what consumers want and what our planet needs – and understand the two overlap. That’s why 100% of our palm oil has been RSPO-certified since 2010. We have organic and vegan ingredients, too, and the solid format products we make mean our customers can supply finished bars without plastic packaging. And there’s no animal testing.
From the first spark of their idea to the finished merchandise, we work closely with our customers, sharing our expertise and helping them produce the best products to support their growth. We’re the quiet strength behind products that have literally been designed to change the world.
Syndopal: The Future of sustainable body, facial, shampoo and conditioning syndet bars.
The popularity of solid format products continues to grow, with product launches spanning full body bars, facial cleansers, shampoos and now conditioning bars. As generation Z continue to drive more sustainable and environmentally friendly trends, brands and manufacturers must be reactive to these growing demands, as solid format bars are no longer a trend. They are now an expectation.
With the expansion of our Syndopal range, we can now offer customers product solutions catered for individual applications. Our new Syndopal range gives customers the opportunity to create tailored, high performing products for hair care, body and facial applications which are both sustainable and environmentally friendly.
For soap bar extruders, traditional soap manufacturers and contract soap manufacturers, our extruded soap bases are formulated for optimum processing. Our extruded bases offer manufacturers a range of innovative applications for skincare, body care and hair care
Creating unique solid bars has never been so easy! Artisans and large scale manufacturers use Stephenson Melt & Pour bases to produce some of the most innovative and aesthetically pleasing bars on the market.
With a variety of bases available around the world, our Melt & Pour bases only require the addition of fragrance, essential oils or other additives to make stunning bars for all audiences.
We have a suite of cosmetic and lotion bases, ranging from natural cold process bases to Certified Organic bases. These products are easily processable and require a small addition of oil, fragrance, functional ingredients and colour to produce a variety of quality finished skincare products - creams, lotions and body butters.
We have a wide range of Liquid products from surfactant concentrates to certified natural and organic liquid soap bases. These products require a simple setup, additives such as colour, fragrance, and sometimes a thickening solution to produce a variety of fantastic finished liquid products such as liquid shower gel, liquid hand soap, 3-in-1 applications, liquid shampoo, foam soap etc.
Durosoft is a range of naturally derived polyglyceryl esters, developed to aid the demand for natural products and green formulations, across a wide variety of personal care and cosmetic applications. Our growing portfolio of personal care ingredients, Durosoft, currently includes sustainable emulsifiers and solubilisers, that can be used for the production of creams, solid lotions and cleansing oils, micellar water formulations and other skincare and cosmetic products offering specific value for natural and sustainable raw material claims.