Stepan is a global leader in providing sulfate-free ingredients for the personal care market. Sulfate-free products help to reduce color loss on dyed hair, even with repeated shampooing. For those looking for environmentally-conscious sulfate-free ingredients, Stepan’s ALPHA-STEP® PC-48 (Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate and Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate) and LATHANOL® LAL Products (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate) are each over 85% bio-based, readily biodegradable, and contain no synthetic preservatives.
In a Stepan study, freshly dyed hair retained more auburn hair color after shampooing with Stepan’s Naturally-Derived, Color Care Sulfate-Free Shampoo than after shampooing with a market leading anti-fade shampoo:
- Commercial Clarifying Shampoo
- Anti-Fade Market Leader Shampoo
- Commercial Mild Baby Shampoo
- No. 1189: Naturally-Derived, Color Care Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Sulfate-free ingredients such as STEPAN-MILD® LSB (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate and Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate) are generally milder to the hair and skin than traditional sulfates, which means that fresh hair color can last longer and skin may feel softer. Use Stepan’s Water-Based Moisturizing Sugar Scrub to help gently exfoliate away dirt from your body and Stepan’s Self-Foaming Face Mask to leave your face feeling refreshed and clean.
Today’s personal care market is ever-changing as consumers demand better and more unique personal care experiences. Stepan’s high-quality ingredients and flexible technologies can help with your formulating needs.
Stepan’s Structured Liquid Technology provides a flexible surfactant-based system that is able to suspend a variety of ingredients – oil droplets, jojoba beads, pharmaceutical actives, even sugar! – to achieve high-performing formulas without the need for polymers or salts. Stepan’s Gentle Exfoliating Facial Wash suspends activated charcoal, which helps to clarify skin while the naturally-derived surfactant base gently cleanses for a smooth skin after-feel. For even more hydration, Stepan’s Moisturizing Face and Body Wash suspends 10% natural oils for a creamy texture that turns into a milky foam that softens the skin.
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