Today, the hair care market is evolving with consumer demand for more naturalness, in line with the "Conscious Beauty" trend. According to Mintel, naturalness claims in these products continue to grow strongly over the last five years1.

In response to this trend, Seppic offers formulators more eco-designed ingredients in hair, such as SOLAGUMTM TARA (Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum). This natural gum derived from Tara seeds with high thickening power has demonstrated equivalent performance to Hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC), commonly used in hair care, while offering a better profile in terms of naturalness and sensoriality. Indeed, SOLAGUMTM TARA is 100% natural origin according to the ISO 16128 standard and easily biodegradable according to the OECD 301F standard.

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Figure 1 - Formulated as a rinsed hair mask, SOLAGUMTM TARA offers a smoother, more beautiful, less lumpy texture.

In a more minimalist formulation approach, SOLAGUMTM TARA is also an ally of choice for hair formulas because, in addition to thickening, it plays a role in controlling volume and frizz in curly hair care.

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Figure 2 -Evaluation of hair smoothing maintenance and volume control of SOLAGUM™ TARA on curly Brazilian hair, type IV, in an aqueous leave-in gel. Photo T6h after treatment.

Source: 1Mintel haircare market claims analysis 2021

Seppic in brief

A subsidiary of Air Liquide Healthcare, Seppic designs, produces and distributes for 80 years a wide range of specialty ingredients for cosmetic, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, veterinary and industrial products. Seppic employs close to 900 people worldwide, including 110 employees dedicated to innovation who develop effective ingredients with unique characteristics. Present in 100 countries through its subsidiaries and its network of distributors, Seppic aims to help everyone live well, and in good health in a healthy

Air Liquide Healthcare

AIr Liquide Healthcare supplies medical gases, home healthcare services, medical equipment and specialty ingredients.

In 2022, it served over 15,000 hospitals and clinics and more than 1.9 million patients at home throughout the world. The Group’s Healthcare business reached €3.9 billion in revenues in 2022, with the support of its 16,400 employees.

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