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IFF is a leading global player in the beauty and personal care industry. Combining high-performance ingredients with cutting-edge biotechnology expertise, our Personal Care business delivers sustainable and natural beauty solutions that empower consumers to do good while looking great.

GENENCARE® OSMS BA (INCI: betaine) is a natural betaine extracted from sugar beets. Sustainably sourced from upcycled sugar production side stream, this highly purified betaine is a moisturizer and osmoprotectant which helps protect proteins and regulate cell water balance by increasing organic osmolytes transporters. Water soluble, it is easy to formulate in all types of applications such as skin care, hair care, toiletries, and make-up.

GENENCARE® OSMS MI (INCI: inositol) is an energizing osmolyte sustainably sourced from upcycled sugar production side stream. As an isomer of glucose and osmoprotectant, inositol is a natural source of energy for cells and skin. It helps to stimulate keratinocytes’ and fibroblasts’ metabolism, and improve skin oxygenation and elasticity to help fight back the signs of aging. Water soluble, it is easy to formulate in all types of applications such as skin care, hair care, toiletries and make-up.

GENENCARE® OSMS CC (INCI: betaine, tricalcium phosphate) is a micronized powder form of natural betaine, specially developed to be used in anhydrous (waterless) formulations such as solid cosmetics, dry shampoo, powder blends and make up. It helps protect cells from environmental stress and specifically against dehydration. It also helps to strengthen the skin barrier and provides long term skin moisturization and sensory benefits.

GENENCARE® XL (INCI: xylitol) is a moisturizer that supports microbiome profile of the skin. Extracted from upcycled wood production side stream, this highly purified, sustainably sourced bioactive is easily dissolved in water and suitable for applications in skin care, hair care, hygiene products and solid cosmetics.

AURIST™ GHI (INCI: Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum) is a natural rheology modifier extracted from the endosperm of the guar plant. It has broad compatibilities and unique sensory profile suitable for all applications. AURIST™ GHI allows you to formulate in a wide range of pH, in combination with cationic ingredients and cold-process formulations. It is the ideal thickener for formulas with sustainability claims. Furthermore, AURIST™ GHI shows excellent synergies with other hydrocolloids i.e. xanthan gum to deliver high-viscosity solutions even at low concentration.

AURIST™ AGC (INCI: Water (and) Alpha-Glucan Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (and) Propylene Glycol) is the winner of the In-Cosmetics Global 2023 innovation zone functional ingredient gold award. A readily biodegradable cationic hair and skin conditioning polymer supplied in liquid form with applications in hair care, and skin and body wash applications. Testing shows that AURIST™ AGC can significantly improve wet and dry combability in haircare formulations. In skin and body wash applications, it can significantly improve skin conditioning and rinsability. AURIST™ AGC conditioning biopolymer can form completely transparent formulations including with anionic ingredients, and does not require pH neutralization. It is cold processable, with no pre-mix required. When added to foaming pump package, it does not clog the nozzle.


IFF Showcases Cutting-Edge Biotechnology Capabilities with New-to-the-World Personal Care Ingredient

AURIST™ AGC is the first personal care ingredient enabled by IFF’s proprietary Designed Enzymatic Biopolymers (DEB) technology, which uses advanced biotechnology to create a new-to-the-world class of biobased polysaccharides with unique structures and product features.


Quartz: The difference is clear


Today’s haircare formulations go beyond pure cleansing of the hair. Consumers expect additional benefits such as conditioning, smoothing of the hair surface, and improved combability. At the same time, there is increased regulatory and consumer pressure to replace many hair conditioning polymers with sustainable biodegradable alternatives.

Quartz is our new formulation collection focused on clear and natural haircare formulations featuring AURIST™ AGC, a novel, readily biodegradable cationic hair conditioning biopolymer for improved combability.

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