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Croda is one of the world's leading global suppliers of speciality raw materials for the personal care industry, working with their customers to meet consumer needs.
Supported by proven efficacy testing, Croda's wide and diverse product range combines functionality with innovation to deliver sophisticated ingredients and actives that meet the needs of specific consumer demands.
Beyond speciality ingredients, Croda's expertise in formulation development, claims substantiation, market analysis and regulatory support provides customers with immediate access to all services that are essential for successful personal care product development and implementation.
Over the last decade, Croda's skin, sun and hair care technologists have opened up new vistas for manufacturers with the creation of unique and patented technologies designed to answer current and future market trends. An optimised mix of natural raw material sourcing combined with creative chemistry enables Croda to offer exceptional solutions to the challenges facing their customers.
Working closely with customers, Croda has furthered industry understanding of cosmetic systems using the latest product validation and evaluation techniques. The company recognises that claims substantiation is an essential part of any product information package. A programme of performance testing is coordinated on a worldwide basis, using a network of in-house laboratories and external testing houses.
Techniques used to measure product efficacy include a range of in vitro and in vivo (human) models, as well as sensory evaluation by expert panels. As Croda is involved in all areas of skin, sun and hair care, the parameters tested are wide-reaching; skin moisturisation, emollience, mildness, elasticity, wrinkle reduction, dermal repair, anti-inflammation, hair strength &ageing, softness, detangling, curl retention, cuticle repair, conditioning, SPF, UVA/UVB and shine.
Synergistic partnerships consolidate Croda's position as a key supplier to many of the world's cosmetic houses. Sederma, successfully acquired in 1997, is the world leader in bioactive ingredients primarily for skincare, and enhances Croda's profile in the fields of biotechnology and phytocosmetology. Crodarom joined the Croda Group as a leading supplier of plant and herbal extracts, and the purchase of Westbrook Lanolin Company in 1998 made Croda the world's largest producer of lanolin and derivatives.
• Proteins, amino acids & derivatives
• Lanolin, lanolin fractions & derivatives
• Nonionic surfactants
• Anionic surfactants - incl sarcosinates
• Amphoteric surfactants
• Cationic compounds
• Emollient esters & ethers
• Fatty acids & alcohols
• Synthetic waxes
• Triglycerides, speciality
• Speciality blends & bases
• Titanium Dioxides and Zinc Oxides