In 2021, Euromonitor reported that 67% of consumers tried to have a positive impact on the environment through their everyday actions and we know this trend is continuing in 2022. One way you can keep up with your beauty routine and have a positive, sustainable impact is by using DO-IT-YOURSELF (DIY) products! In fact, forty-one (41%) of global beauty consumers use DIY products monthly because it is more affordable and minimizes waste.

Let’s explore Stepan’s waterless and package-free solutions and specialty ingredients. Stepan’s latest science helps formulators achieve this goal, from waterless formulations to package-free solutions.

  • Waterless Liquid Products
    These concentrated products with little or no water allow:
    • Packaging reduction
    • Reduced transport of water
    • DIY concepts

Stepan’s dilutable formulation #1444 is a 100 L concentrate that can be diluted to a 400 L standard shower gel. Use a recycle bottle. No mess, no stress, just shake and it is ready-to-use! For the eco-conscious, this formulation has a Natural Origin Index (NOI) of 0.86.


  • Solid Bars
    They can be defined as classic soap, syndet or conditioning bars, soap-syndet combo bars. These formats are:
    • Compact
    • Packaging free
    • Travel friendly

Maximize the performance of your bar with BIO-TERGE® AS-90 Coarse and LATHANOL® LAL Coarse/MB for a foam boosting effect and STEPAN-MILD® GCC/MB for emolliency.

  • Powder Tablets

These formats can either be free flowing or pressed powder, which are

    • travel friendly, and
    • allow DIY or single dose concepts

Looking for a powder inspiration with a luxurious lather as a bonus? Stepan Personal Care’s Sparkli-Bubbli-Boo is a self-foaming formulation that creates a new shower experience in three steps. Sprinkle some powder in your hand and add just a little water. Watch the foam bloom in your hand, apply and lather in luxury. No more water in the bottle! This formulation contains LATHANOL® LAL COARSE/MB, which is an RSPO mass balance-certified product.


Visit our Personal Care market page for more formulation inspiration.


Company profile:

Stepan Company is a leading merchant producer of surfactants, which are key ingredients in consumer products such as laundry detergents, hard surface cleaners, disinfectants, shampoos and body wash, as well as customized solutions for the agricultural, oilfield and construction markets. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,400 employees worldwide. Our global R&D team of 230 scientists brings innovative solutions to the market. Our team works to enable our customers’ success with a growing portfolio of diverse chemistries that benefit the environment, promote human well-being, and address today’s challenges. We recognize the urgent need to address climate risk and are dedicated to developing solutions that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support efficient use of resources.



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