Personal Care

Solution-oriented, sustainable and innovative! With focus on consumer trends and specific industrial needs, we supply you with high quality raw materials and actives for the personal care industry and advise you on how to use them.

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Personal and Home Care

Patrick Gruber
Räffelstrasse 12
8045 Zürich, Switzerland

Texture and Galenics


Emollients: Choosing the right Emollient
The spreading behaviour, molecular size, polarity, functionality and sensory properties of an oil component are crucial when choosing the right emollient. This concept introduces the characteristics of our oil components and shows you which applications each is suitable for.

Emulsifier Matrix Compact
All BASF emulsifiers at a glance! This concept offers you a practical overview of which formulations (O/W, W/O, P.I.T., SWOPTM), textures and applications these emulsifiers are suitable for.

Skin Care Leave-On, Polymer Box
The Polymer Toolbox offers a comprehensive overview of the BASF polymers and presents model formulations to show how versatile they are. 

Delicious Textures, Active repairing
Presented here are stabilizer/thickeners, natural butters, oil components, O/W and W/O emulsifiers and various polymers that positively influence the texture of your formulation. In this comprehensive collection of formulas, you will also find all kinds of formulations for face and hand creams, body lotions and body butters.

Protect your formulation! Use Tinogard® & Cibafast®
Current cosmetics trends (transparent packaging, clear formulations, colourful products, complex fragrances etc.) can often lead to UV-related product instabilities. We present the Tinogard® and Cibafast® products, UV absorbers, quenchers and antioxidants that protect your formulation against light-induced changes.

How to formulate modern W/O formulations for Skin Care
Discover how you can develop modern W/O formulations with high performance emulsifiers.
After a brief trend analysis of the W/O market, this concept deals with the most important principles when formulating W/O emulsions, the influence of oil components and the stability of W/O formulations depending on the emulsifier used. High performance emulsifiers Dehymuls® PGPH, Dehymuls® LE, Dehymuls® HRE 7, Lameform® TGI are presented, including model formulas, to round off the concept. 

We will gladly send you the complete concepts upon request.


Texture and Galenics