Aristoflex Eco T delivers strong thickening and stabilising performance 

Clariant raises the bar in terms oft he performance of biodegradable rheology modifiers with Aristoflex Eco T.

Aristoflex Eco T is Clariant’s new biodegradable rheology modifier

Discover the first of a brand-new class of rheology modifiers, Aristoflex Eco T, which provide skin care formulators the opportunity to make luxurious, pleasant texture formulations without compromise on biodegradability. With in-cosmetics Global 2023 in Barcelona just around the corner, Clariant unveils this new rheology modifier based on a patented technology. 

Rheology modifiers are a key ingredient in skin care formulations. They influence texture, viscosity and formulation stability, and have an impact on skin feel and overall sensorial experience. Traditionally, synthetic polymers offer good performance but are not natural or biodegradable. Conversely, natural biopolymers often suffer performance drawbacks that can present a challenge to formulators aiming to create products with luxurious textures and skin feel. 

A truly high-performance alternative

Clariant aims to provide the beauty industry with increasingly environmentally sustainable and natural ingredients, while reducing the compromise on performance. Aristoflex Eco T is the first modified biopolymer approaching the performance of synthetics while also being readily biodegradable and naturally derived. Formulators require high-performance alternatives to synthetic rheology modifiers and Aristoflex Eco T delivers. 

“With the launch of Plantasens® Biogum Tara back in 2021, Clariant started the journey towards sustainable high performing rheology modifiers. Aristoflex Eco T is our next step on this journey and unlocks new possibilities for formulators in creating sophisticated, yet sustainable skin care products. ” said Michael Haspel, Clariant’s Head of Personal Care & Home Care. 

Suitable for a wide range of applications

The new rheology modifier is naturally derived from Tara Gum, obtained from the Tara spinosa plant that grows in the Peruvian Andes. It is readily biodegradable meaning that it doesn’t build-up in the environment and has a renewable carbon index (RCI) of 71%. 

With an ability to stabilise oils and pigments, Aristoflex Eco T can be used across a range of applications including facial creams, body lotions and skin serums. It also works well in sun care products containing organic and mineral UV Filters. 

Learn more about Aristoflex Eco T at Clariant’s stand Q10 at in-cosmetics Global 2023, taking place from 28 to 30 March in Barcelona, and be one of the first to experience Aristoflex Eco T and other exciting new ingredients. If you’re visiting in-cosmetics, be sure not to miss the technical seminar featuring Aristoflex Eco T on Tuesday, 28 March in Theatre 1 of in-cosmetics

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