The Care Chemicals division of the chemicals giant is launching Euperlan NL Pearl, the first wax-based pearlizer compliant with the COSMOS standard for rinse-off personal care applications.

Euperlan NL Pearl is composed of the naturally derived ingredients hydrogenated vegetable oil, cocamidopropyl betaine and glycerol oleate.

According to BASF, it offers a high- performance alternative to non-COSMOS approved ingredients and allows to address consumers’ demand for opacifying and pearlizing effects without using pigments.

Up to 99% natural origin content

Euperlan NL Pearl is of high interest in hair care applications, providing good results on wet and dry combing tests, anti-hair breakage measurements and suppleness tests.

Moreover, formulations for shampoos, body wash and shower gel developed with Euperlan NL Pearl allow a natural origin content up to 99% according to ISO 16128 and conformity with COSMOS standards for natural cosmetics.

This new pearlizer is readily biodegradable and suitable for EO (Ethylene Oxide) and sulfate surfactant-free solutions. It is easy to formulate and cold processable.

The number of consumers interested in certified natural cosmetic products is increasing. With Euperlan NL Pearl, we enable producers of shampoos and body wash products to develop formulations with outstanding performances and attractive sensory properties,” says Nadine Le Bris, Market Development Hair/Body/Oral Care at BASF.