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Bio-fermentation: a way to explore efficient and eco-conscious cosmetic ingredients

Bio-fermentation process is one of low carbon foot-print solution. By selecting the right micro-organism and the right substrate the field of possibility is limitless. Lot of actives are coming from bio-fermentation like radiance enhancer, energizer, wrinkle filler but we see more and more complex functional ingredient for playing on the texture to stabilize, texture emulsify or to improve performance like solubilizer, deposition aids. As Univar Solutions, we propose following technology coming from bio fermentation :

DEXCARE™ CD-1 Polymer: A natural formulation to enhance natural beauty

Easily processed cold or hot, this highly effective, biodegradable deposition aid offers unique performance conditioning benefits for shampoos.

Used in combination with benefit agents such as silicones or natural oils, DEXCARE™ CD-1 Polymer allows for increased versatility and improves the natural content of formulations. Always focusing on implementing and protecting natural elements, dextran is made from fermented sucrose and is non-GMO, vegan, REACH compliant and made without animal testing. A natural solution to complement haircare and body wash products.


Typical properties DEXCARE™ CD-1 Polymer

Dextran Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Appearance Clear to light brown liquid
Viscosity at 25°C (77°F)

< 2000 Cp

Solids 36–40%
pH, 2% solution 5-7
Nitrogen (on active) 1.3–1.9%
Biodegradability* Inherent ultimate biodegradability

* OECD Test Guideline 302B



  • Shampoo
  • Body wash

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Consumers benefits

  • Enhanced dry combing with silicones
  • Enhanced wet combing with silicones and natural oils
  • Reduction in friction with silicones
  • No silicone build-up on hair
  • Improved sensory benefits with silicones

Formulator benefits

  • Delivered in water
  • Ease of processing
  • Processed cold or hot
  • Improves natural content in formula
  • Biodegradable
  • Highly effective deposition aid
  • Compatibility with a wide range of surfactants, thickeners, silicones and
  • natural oils
  • Allows versatility in formulation chassis

Enhanced combability

DEXCARE™ CD-1 Polymer provides enhanced combing using half the silicone level as cationic guar

Reduced friction

DEXCARE™ CD-1 Polymer provides similar friction reduction using half the silicone level as cationic guar