Sustainable beauty

Clean, green and conscious beauty — plant-powered ingredients are in demand

Eco-friendly personal care isn’t a trend, it’s a standard

Consumers today are more conscious about the environmental impacts of the beauty and personal care products they purchase. Carving out a spot in the beauty aisle with planet-friendly products and ingredients is crucial in the competitive personal care market. Together with Ingredion’s team of technical and market experts in personal care, formulate innovative products for the waterless, eco-friendly, science-backed trends with ingredients consumers recognize.

Whether you’re looking for reef-friendly solutions, biodegradable ingredients, sustainable sourcing, we have ingredients you’ll feel good about.

  • Solutions for waterless beauty and sulfate-free, talc-free products
  • ISO 16128 and ECOCERT COSMOS certified natural, organic and naturally-derived ingredients.
  • Biodegradable options certified in guidance with OECD 301 guidelines
  • Non-GMO certified products in accordance with the Non-GMO Project Standards
  • Green solutions for waterless beauty, free-from products, talc replacement and silicone alternatives

Ingredion is committed to positive environmental impact

Our commitment to sustainability drives our pursuit of eco-conscious, plant-based technology. We are signatories to the UN Global Compact and members of the Sustainable Agricultural Initiative, EcoVadis, the Carbon Disclosure Project and regularly conduct Sedex Member Ethical Trade Audits to align our environmental impact goals around science-based criteria.

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Plant-powered Ingredients plus performance? We’ve got you covered

After price, ingredients are the most important criteria when selecting skin care products in most countries.1 Whether you’re looking for eco-friendly, non-toxic, aluminum-free, safer or sustainably friendly options, Ingredion has a broad range of multi-benefit, lab-proven, naturally derived ingredients to choose from. Partner with Ingredion for nature-based solutions and create award-winning formulas without sacrificing performance.

Featured products

Ingredient INCI name Function Application

FARMAL® AF 1100 bio-based polymer

Calcium Starch Octenylsuccinate

emulsion stability, oil absorption, sensory enhancement

Moisturizers, body powder, deodorant, waterless products

PENCARE® DP 1015 bio-based cationic polymer

Starch Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Conditioning, silicone deposition, curl retention, film forming, low viscosity, wet comb performance

Cleanser, body wash, leave-on lotion, moisturizer

FARMAL® CS 3757 sensory polymer

Zea Mays (Corn) Starch

Oil absorption, silky sensory, talc alternative

Skin care, body powder, deodorant, waterless products

FARMAL® MD 15 concentrated water-soluble powder


Flexible film forming, humectant

Moisturizers, clear formulations

FARMAL® MS 6135 bio-based polymer

Calcium Starch Octenylsuccinate

Rheology modifier, skin feel, moisture absorption

Moisturizers, creams, deodorant

FARMAL® MS 6822 multi-functional polymer

Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate

Viscosity building, foam enhancement, luxurious tecture



Binding, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity

Cleansers, gels, creams

FARMAL® Xanthan 2312 TC biopolymer

Xanthan Gum

Viscosity, suspension, stability, thickener

Clear gels and cleansers, serums, cold process

GLYSTAR® A-31 specialty polyol

Sorbitol (and) Glycerin

Moisture retention, clear formulation, product stability

Moisturizer, leave on and rinse off products

NATIVACARE® 5600 natural* polymer

Zea Mays (Corn) Starch

Rheology modifier, skin feel, Ecocert2

emulsion-based products, cosmos

NATIVACARE® 9360 tapioca starch

Tapioca Starch

Rheology modifier, skin feel, certified organic3

Body powder, lotion, cream, gel

NATIVICARE® 8600 rice starch

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch

Rheology modifier, skin feel, viscosity, Ecocert2

Moisturizers, stick and waterless products, gentle exfoliation in masks


Skin conditioning


Turn heads with Ingredion

Our team of technical and market experts are standing by to help you design winning products. With a culture of collaboration and deep formulation expertise, we are your dedicated guide to sustainable, on-trend personal care.

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1 Ingredion proprietary research, Consumer Research for Beauty and Personal Care, 2018

2 Approved by Ecocert in accordance with the COSMOS standard.

3 Certified organic according to Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007

*NATIVACARE® 5600 and 8600 polymers are approved by Ecocert in accordance with the COSMOS standard. NATIVACARE® 9230, 9360 and 9330 polymers are USDA NOP organic-certified according to regulation (EC) No. 834/2007.


This information is intended to support the efforts of our customers to develop and implement an appropriate labeling strategy for products containing Ingredion’s products. In all respects, the ultimate decisions on how to identify claims on packages and label ingredients on packages remains with our customers. Ingredion Incorporated and the Ingredion group of companies make no warranty about the accuracy or completeness of the information contained above or the suitability of any of our products for your specific intended use. We urge you to carefully review the relevant regulations and to seek appropriate legal counsel as you determine the labeling requirements applicable to your products.