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Nature is the source of life for us all. It is our protector & provider. Dive into our virtual Cosmetics hub where we explore how to keep its harmonic flow in motion – with more naturally-sourced cosmetics raw materials from our Baycusan® range that do not require you to compromise on performance.
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Discover how to bring cosmetics in tune with nature. Visit us at booth A113 at SEPAWA 2022!

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Respecting our environment is about respecting ourselves. When it comes to the choice of makeup, hair- & skin care or sun protection products, we seek more sustainable solutions with as little of an impact on the environment as possible – solutions that are in tune with nature & therefore our own wellbeing.
At the same time, we expect cosmetics products with long-wear that we can rely on to meet even higher demands – seeking the right balance between environmental-friendliness & performance. No more, no less.
Polyurethane film formers from the Baycusan® range unlock product enhanced biodegradability & natural ingredients without compromising on product effectiveness. Discover Baycusan® for your needs below.

Next-level natural hairstyling: Getting a strong hold with plant-based ingredients

Hair care professionals no longer need to choose between performance and naturally derived, sustainable ingredients thanks to a new generation of bio-based film formers.

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Long-lasting & natural makeup: Baycusan® eco E 1001

Consumers demand makeup that is long-lasting, but also more sustainable. Our new film former, Baycusan® eco E 1001, meets this need.

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Not all polymers are microplastics

Not all polymers are microplastics – How high performance of cosmetic products goes together with environmental compatibility

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Protects our bodies, protects the ocean: New biodegradable solutions for ocean-friendly sun care

Biodegradable film formers and a holistic sun care concept offer a strong foundation for ocean-friendly sun care

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Independent from your application, makeup & nail polish, hair- & skin care, or sun protection – Baycusan® film formers can be tailored to your needs. How? Discover below.
We run live webinars across the year – interested in joining the discussions around trends & innovation in the Cosmetics industry? Then sign up for free for one of our next sessions or watch the recordings.

Past- & upcoming webinar sessions

in-cosmetics global 2022

April 5, 20223:00 PM - 3:30 PM CEST

Towards more sustainable polymers for cosmetics

Covestro is committed to driving the circular economy, key to protecting the climate and natural resources. This involves considering the product life cycle in its entirety. This includes the raw materials, production, downstream operations, use of our products and their end-of-use phase.  During the development of new cosmetic ingredients, R&D pays particularly attention to raw material sourcing and its biodegradability profile. Making use of unique Baycusan® polyurethane chemistry features, new film formers meeting modern market requirements can be eco-designed.  Following the acquisition of the Resins & Functional Materials business (RFM) from Royal DSM on April 1, 2021, Covestro has expanded its portfolio of technologies – both in-house and through joint ventures – to include plant-based polyester, starch-derivatives currently used for industrial and agricultural applications and more. All these technologies could be transferred to cosmetics applications. This offers opportunities to further extend cosmetics raw materials with new chemistries and new claims, acting as an important addition to the existing partially bio-based products range of Covestro. With this new plant-based technologies toolbox, Covestro will be moving from partially naturally-derived to 100% bio-based materials with a reduced carbon footprint compared to fossil-based materials, thus supporting our vision to become fully circular.

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April 7, 202211:25 AM - 11:55 AM CEST

Next generation of makeup: Combining performance & natural sourcing

Consumers seek "greener“ makeup. The development of modern formulations becomes challenging as consumers require products that guarantee a strong, long-lasting performance and keep high level of plant-based ingredients. The new naturally-derived Baycusan® eco E 1001 film former can help tackle this challenge. With its 56% bio-based content, it fulfills the criteria of a naturally-derived ingredient according to the ISO 16128 norm and imparts outstanding benefits to mascara and liquid foundation formulations. Discover how Baycusan® eco E 1001 opens new perspectives for the next generation of makeup!

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Seeking the full overview of our Baycusan® product range? More info on our latest trends & test results needed? Get all the details in our product brochure & whitepapers.

Brochures & whitepapers

Baycusan® product portfolio (EN)

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Whitepaper: Towards more ocean-friendly sun protection (EN)

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Whitepaper: Sticky & strong hold natural hair care formulations (EN)

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