Art of Polymers at the Service of Beauty
Seppic Beauty Care develops high molecular weight rheology modifiers.
We launched SEPIGEL 305™ in the 1990s. It was the first liquid inverse emulsion polymer targeting the cosmetic market. It took the market by storm with its stabilizing and thickening properties combined with the fact it was anionic, pre-neutralized and efficient at acidic pH.
After the success of SEPIGEL 305™ and in order to better respond to clients needs in terms of physical forms, technical performance, skin feel and sustainability, other grades and ranges were developed such as SIMULGEL™, SEPIPLUS™, SEPINOV™, SEPIMAX™, SIMULQUAT™, SEPILIFE™, SOLAGUM™.
By adding emulsifying & texturizing functions to polymeric structures, Seppic Beauty Care reinvents formulation. These must-have ingredients open a new world of creativity to formulators:
- Easy to use & cold processable
- Multiple benefits
- Infinite sources of unique sensory experiences
Inverse emulsion polymerization
Inverse emulsion polymerization, referred to as Hydro-Swelling Droplets technology, flourishes through a complete and powerful polymer offer, at the root of the revolutionized cold processable cream-gel textures and GELTRAP™. SEPIGEL 305™, SIMULGEL™, SEPIPLUS™, SEPINOV™, SIMULQUAT™, and SEPILIFE™ provide a great versatility with multiple user benefits: thickening, stabilizing, large range of sensory experience, and ease of use.
Polymerization by precipitation
Our technology of polymerization by precipitation and of modulating a polymer's hydrophobic character led to SEPIMAX ZEN™, for a renewed emotional journey combined with outstanding suspending properties, clarity & high tolerance to salts & electrolytes.
Our expertise in polymer science is not only based in polymerization technologies but also knowledge of their behavior in formulations, on the skin of consumers, and at the toxicological and regulatory level.
Performance in formulation
We investigate technical performance in formulations to create the best products. We study synergies between ingredients in order to improve various applications and offer the optimized solutions to our customers.
The rheological properties are studied to better understand the textures that our polymers provide as well as, their behavior in different packagings and during application on the skin.
Sensory and emotional benefits
Our polymers offer an infinite sources of unique sensory experiences and scientifically demonstrated emotional benefits to consumers.
We run tolerance tests with various in vitro models to prove their safety, even for the most fragile skin conditions such as immature epidermis (baby care), vaginal epithelium (intimate hygiene), abraded epidermis (irritated skin) and gingival epithelium (oral care).
We accompany our customers both in terms of regulation and cosmetovigilance. We provide complete files to meet the ever-increasing demands of the market.
OUR APPROACH ON ECODESIGN
One of Seppic’s Corporate Social Responsibility policies is to innovate sustainably by developing products and processes with at least one environmental or health benefit. For the polymer range, we provide several ecodesigned grades in order to help our customers formulate more sustainably.
All our polymer grades are cold processable, which helps to save energy and time for cosmetics manufacturing.
Mass Balance* certified grades:
- SIMULGEL™ I-NS 100
- SIMULGEL™ NS
- SIMULGEL™ FL
- SIMUGLEL™ SMS 88
- SIMULGEL™ EPG
- SEPINOV™ EMT 10
- SEPINOV™ P88
*contributes to the production of certified sustainable palm oil: Mass Balance certificate BVC-RSPO-1-1972708497
Grades with high natural origin content according to ISO 16128:
- SEPILIFE™ NUDE: 61%
- SIMULGEL™ NS: 57%
Inherently biodegradable grade: SEPILIFE™ NUDE
SEPIMAX ZEN™ & SEPINOV™ EMT 10: Inherently ultimate biodegradable; The results fulfill the derogation condition of ECHA proposal on microplastics restriction (proposal of August 22nd, 2019). Thus they are not considered as microplastics according to the definition of ECHA.
SEPIGEL™, SIMULGEL™, SEPIPLUS™, SEPILIFE™ ranges: Liquid-liquid acrylic emulsions. Thus they are not considered as microplastics according to the definition of ECHA (proposal of August 22nd, 2019).
100% biobased gums sourced ethically and processed naturally, SOLAGUM™ AX and SOLAGUM™ TARA are cold processable and can be used alone or in combination with our other polymers. They contain 100% natural origin content according to ISO 16128. They are COSMOS, ECOCERT and NaTrue approved and Vegan compliant. Both are readily biodegradable.
Know more: watch our videos on Seppic TV
- The story of creation. Sébastien Duprat de Paule, Innovation Director, presents the history and origins of our polymers.
- The life dreamed-up by formulators. Daniela Valverde, Marketing & Application Technical Manager Latin America, highlights the efficiency and practicality of our polymers.
- The mysteries of Asia. Lillian Han, Director Asia Pacific, shows how our polymers respond to the specificities of the immense and diverse Asian region.
- When demands blossom into a success. Nelly Michel, Global Accounts Director, reveals the key success factors in our polymers.
- For future generations. Chantal Amalric, Beauty Care Strategic Marketing Manager & RSPO Coordinator, explains the ecodesign of our polymers.