MULTIFUNCTIONALS - The Power of Synergy


Consumers are increasingly seeking multipurpose products to fit into their hectic life styles. This trend has fueled new product launches in formats such as BB creams that offer a wide range of user benefits. Introducing fewer ingredients that perform multiple functions into formulations also aids in keeping the list of ingredients shorter, making the finished products more appealing to many consumers. In addition, fewer ingredients may equate to products that are less expensive and easier to manufacture.

Time is money and the modern consumer is more and more adept at saving both without compromising quality. Multifunctional products are not a novel trend however. The very first 2-in-1 shampoos and conditioners in the 1980’s were just the start of an ever-increasing demand for new combinations of functionalities in cosmetic products. Today, this concept is increasingly reaching out into new categories as well as expanding from mass brands to prestige products.

Moreover, consumers in Asia have differing expectations from consumers in Europe, North and South America and Africa. Consumers in every region demand unique formulation aesthetics to satisfy their exacting needs. Therefore, formulators must have a very large palette of ingredients dedicated to an array of formulation benefits as they attempt to optimize the use of ingredients at their disposal in the laboratory. This is where multifunctional ingredients play a key role. These multitaskers help the formulator eliminate the overall number of ingredients while maximizing formula benefits and optimizing consumer experience.


Hydrolite® 5 green – The True 'Less is More' Multifunctional

INCI: Pentylene Glycol

  • Sustainable pentylene glycol: 100% bio-based carbon
  • Patented process using raw material from bagasse (a by-product of sugar production)
  • Enhances the performances of active ingredients
  • Excellent moisturizer, also provides product protection
  • Improves formula aesthetics including dispensability of pigments
  • Stabilizes emulsions, excellent solvent and solubilizer
  • Colorless liquid, nearly odorless
  • Soluble in water, ethanol and glycols
  • Food grade - suitable for oral care
  • COSMOS/Ecocert approved
  • China compliant


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Hydrolite® 5P – Less is More...

INCI: Pentylene Glycol

  • Multifunctional ingredient with approved DMF dossier
  • 100% Bio-Based Carbon
  • Brings new opportunities for the formulators of dermo-cometics to improve the naturalness of classical formulations
  • Simple molecule with an excellent safety profile
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Provides light and elegant skin feel


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Hydrolite® 6 – Mild Multifunctional for Product Protection

INCI: 1,2-Hexanediol

  • Safe moisturizer providing product protection for most types of formulations
  • Excellent solubilizer for many ingredients, especially lipophilic materials
  • Very pure, colorless, nearly odorless liquid
  • Soluble in water, ethanol and glycols
  • Food grade - suitable for oral care
  • China compliant


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Hydrolite® 7 green – Clear Step Ahead

INCI: 1,2-Heptanediol

  • The only 7-carbon 1,2-alkanediol on the cosmetics market
  • Sustainably sourced from castor oil and produced in an environmental friendly process
  • 100% bio-based carbon
  • Empowers antioxidants both on the skin and in formulations
  • Helps to modulate sebum production
  • Reduces malodor
  • Helps to solubilize organic UV filters
  • Clear, colorless, nearly odorless liquid
  • Soluble in water, ethanol, glycols, and cosmetic esters
  • COSMOS/Ecocert approved
  • USDA Biobased certified


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Hydrolite® CG/8/8 green – Uncompromised Efficacy

INCI: Caprylyl Glycol

  • Emollient and moisturizer
  • Improves pigment dispersion
  • Respects skin microbiome
  • Product protection enhancer
  • > 98% purity
  • Colorless-to-white, nearly odorless liquid-to-solid
  • Soluble in water, ethanol and glycols
  • Food grade - suitable for oral care
  • China compliant

Hydrolite® 8 green: 100% bio-based carbon

  •  USDA Bio-Based certified
  • COSMOS/Ecocert approved
  • NATRUE approved


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SymDiol® 68 – Smart Solution to Help Product Protection

INCI: 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol

  • Patented synergistic blend of moisturizers that enhance product protection
  • Improves color pay-off of lipsticks and other color cosmetics
  • Can be used to increase the clarity of transparent formulations
  • Easy to formulate: colorless, nearly odorless liquid
  • Soluble in water, ethanol and glycols
  • Food grade - suitable for oral care
  • China compliant


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SymLite® G8 – Natural Protection

INCI: Glyceryl Caprylate

  • Nature-derived
  • Co-emulsifier that provides product protection
  • Improves the sensorial profile of cosmetic formulas
  • Improves the skin barrier and moisturizes the skin
  • Suitable for skin and hair care
  • Colorless liquid to light yellow solid
  • Soluble in ethanol, glycol and mixable in water
  • Certified mass balance RSPO
  • COSMOS/Ecocert approved
  • Food grade - suitable for oral care
  • China compliant


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SymSave® H – Multi-Talented Shield

INCI: Hydroxyacetophenone

  • Nature-identical molecule
  • Soothing agent
  • Antioxidant properties
  • Enhances broad spectrum product protection
  • Helps to protect difficult formulations including sunscreens and surfactant systems  
  • White-to-beige crystalline powder with very low odor
  • Soluble up to 1% in water and in glycols
  • Food grade – suitable for oral care
  • China compliant


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SymSave® 5E – Multi-Talented Liquid

INCI: Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyacetophenone, Aqua

  • Liquid multifunctional blend for cold-processing
  • Antioxidant and deodorant properties
  • Improves formulation esthetics and sensorial profile
  • Respects skin microbiome
  • Broad-spectrum product protection enhancer
  • Clear liquid with very low odor
  • Soluble in water up to 1%
  • China compliant


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Hydrolex™ E - Pure Ethylhexylglycerin

INCI: Ethylhexylglycerin

  • Premium purity
  • Deodorant activity
  • Humectant / emollient
  • Enhances broad spectrum product protection
  • Clear and practically odorless liquid
  • Soluble in water up to 0.1%
  • Good solubility in glycols
  • China compliant


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