Formulation ID: # 500-10022
Material ID: # 951175

A mild, clear, pear-colored cleanser formulated without sulfates¹. Containing many nature-derived ingredients designed to condition and balance the skin, this gentle hand cleanser has a pleasant foam, feel and fragrance.

PhaseIngredients (Trade Name)Ingredients (INCI)supplier% w/w
Purified Water Water/Aqua Local qs.100
Bioterge* AS-40 HA Water/Aqua (and) Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate Stepan Chemical 25.00
Mackam* C37HP Water/Aqua (and) Cocamidopropyl Betaine  Solvay/Rhodia 10.00
Plantaren* 2000 N Water/Aqua (and) Decyl Glucoside  BASF 2.00
Cocoglucoside Water/Aqua (and) Cocoglucoside (and) Decyl Glucoside New Directions Aromatics 2.00
SurfThix* DOE PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate (and) Methyl Gluceth-10 (and) Water Lotion Crafter 1.00
optiphen™ BSB-N preservative Benzyl Alcohol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Sorbic Acid (and) Glycerin Ashland 1.00
ceraphyl™ 41 ester C12-15 Alkyl Lactate Ashland 0.25
aquaCat™ PF618 clear cationic solution Guar Hydroxy­propyl­trimonium Chloride Ashland 5.00
lipigenine™ biofunctional Water/Aqua (and) Glycerin (and) Linum Usitatissimum (Lindseed) Seed Extract Ashland 1.00
Glycerin Glycerin Local 2.00
PF PearBlossom R18-6233 Fragrance/Parfum Robertet 0.50
puraloe™ 100x aloe vera Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder Ashland 0.10
B CitricAcid Citric Acid Local qs. pH~5
Total       100.00


  1. In the main beaker, at RT, add ingredients of phase A one at a time, in order, with mixing. Wait for uniformity before adding the next.
  2. When phase A is uniform, adjust pH to ~5.0 using citric acid.
  3. Stop once the pH is adjusted


  • description: clear yellow liquid
  • pH: 4.8 –5.2
  • viscosity (D0): 3 000–6 000 cps (Brookfield RVT | Spindle 5 | 10 RPM | 1 minute | 25°C)

Zeta potential studies were conducted indicating AquaCat™ clear cationic solution improves formulation mildness.
This formula has passed 3-month accelerated lab stabilities and a 28-day challenge efficacy test (preservative system has not been optimized to its lowest effective level).


  • gentle, clear hand cleanser formulated without sulfates¹
  • formulated with skin conditioning ingredients
  • contains field-to-market, nature-derived² pure aloe
  • contains a nature-derived² flax seed extract designed to help skin barrier function


  • aquaCat™ PF 618 clear cationic solution: nature-derived2, easy-to-handle, liquid conditioning polymer that offers unsurpassed clarity in virtually all surfactant systems. Suitable for body washes, liquid soaps, and 2-in-1 conditioning shampoos, it is a deposition aid that leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized without significant impact on viscosity.
  • ceraphyl™ 41 ester: nature-derived, delivers viscosity-building enhancements and lather creaminess in shampoos and body washes, leaving consumers with a more luxurious feel.
  • optiphen™ BSB-N preservative: nature-identical preservative that is effective against gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold, effective up to a pH of 5.4. COSMOS and NATRUE validation.
  • puraloe™ 100x aloe vera: nature-derived², field-to-market pure aloe that is sustainable, responsibly sourced (Fair Trade³), organic4 and non-GMO. Aloe verais a consumer-trusted botanical with long appreciated benefits for skin health and wellness.
  • lipigenine™ biofunctional: nature-derived² flax seed extract designed to help the skin optimize lipidic homeostasis by targeting synthesis of stratum corneum lipids, essential for skin barrier permeability. May help improve appearance of dry, delipidated skin obtained by daily cleansing or aging.

¹ surfactants ’without sulfates’ defined as containing no alcohol sulfate or alcohol ether sulfate, per INCI nomenclature
² according to ISO 16128-2:2017
³ Fair-for-Life fair trade certification.
4 certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI), a USDA-accredited certifying agent


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