Cosmetics: Innovative and sustainable hair care formulations

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Baycusan® film formers provide an innovative and environmentally-friendly basis for hair care products that appeal to conscious consumers. With their breakthrough polyurethane technology, these water-based film formers also enable advanced formulations for impressive results.

Baycusan® film formers supply the raw materials for advanced hair care and styling formulations. Thanks to their biodegradable and bio-based polymers, products that rely on our ingredients are also gentle on the environment. Baycusan® C 1008, C 1001 and C 1010, and our new bio-based film former Baycusan® eco E 1000 can be used in a wide range of products, from styling gels and creams to leave-in sprays and conditioners. Their innovative polyurethane chemistry enables numerous keratin-enhancing properties:
• Flexible & natural-looking hold
• Strong elastic memory
• Waterproofing/wash resistance
• Zero tackiness
• Heat protection
• Built-in humidity resistance
• 24h frizz control
• Shine enhancing
• Minimizes the appearance of split ends
• Conditioning/detangling
• Anti-breakage

Hair styling: Get natural and high performing styling formulations

Baycusan® eco E 1000, Covestro’s new bio-based film former, offers flexible hold, frizz control and excellent straightening properties. Besides these benefits, this naturally derived, water-based polymer gives hair a natural, non-tacky feel with no flaking. Suitable for products such as aerosol and non-aerosol hairsprays, creams, lotions and leave-in conditioners.
Baycusan® film formers for natural & superior style

Hair styling: Achieve a strong and long-lasting hold

Baycusan® C 1010 enables advanced hair styling formulations that combine a strong hold with a natural, non-tacky feel. This film former is suitable for use in hairsprays (aerosol and non-aerosol), gels, mousses, pomades, pastes, waxes and creams, for long-lasting styles that can easily handle humidity.
Baycusan® film formers for strong, long-lasting styling.

Hair care: Excellent curl definition for radiant locks & heat protection for straightened hair

Our innovative film-former Baycusan® C 1008 lends superior protection by shielding hair against high temperatures − even up to 270 °C − and imparts excellent straightening properties. Suitable for products such as aerosol and non-aerosol hairsprays, creams, lotions and leave-in conditioners. Plus, Baycusan® C 1008 offers 24h frizz control for bouncy, natural curls.
Baycusan® film formers for frizz-free and well-protected hair.

Hair care: Enjoy thorough conditioning and superior manageability

Baycusan® C 1001 is the perfect fit for hair conditioning products that offer superior manageability. Applied on a daily basis, it not only visibly repairs split ends and prevents breakage, but also imparts conditioning and detangling effects. Suitable for products such as creams, balms, lotions and leave-in conditioners.
Baycusan® film formers for healthy hair look and feel.

Key benefits

  • Eco-friendly: Biodegradable and bio-based ingredients for natural hair care formulations.
  • Innovative:  Breakthrough polyurethane technology improves natural-looking hold.
  • Easy-to-formulate:  Compatible with a broad range of cosmetic ingredients; no neutralization required.

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