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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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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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in-cosmetics global 2022

2022年4月5日17:00 - 17:30 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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2022年4月7日13:25 - 13:55 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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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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