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New Technologies from Stepan

Solutions for a range of applications

Stepan is a global leader in specialty chemistries, including natural emollients. They focus on the changing needs of the personal care marketing, designing ingredients to help you formulate to meet demands and create unique personal care products.



STEPANQUAT® Helia Brochure

Applications: conditioners, styling products, hair treatments, conditioning shampoos, hand soaps, body wash, cationic-based lotions and creams

STEPANQUAT Helia is a non-irritating, hypoallergenic mild conditioning agent with a broad range of beauty & personal care applications. In hair applications, STEPANQUAT Helia provides excellent wet and dry combability, in addition to excellent detangling and a soft, conditioned feel without build-up.

For skin care applications, STEPANQUAT Helia offers a soft, conditioned skin feel and emulsification benefits for oil-in-water emulsions.

STEPANQUAT Helia is naturally-derived cationic surfactant made from non-GMO sunflower oil, it also readily biodegradable.

You can trust STEPANQUAT Helia for conditioning in both rinse-off and leave-on formulations.

Key Consumer Benefits:

  • Naturally-derived
  • Biodegradable
  • Non-irritating
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Mild
  • Wet and dry combability
  • Sensory benefits


Core Application Functions:

  • Conditioning agent
  • Easy-to-use active ingredient
  • No solids handling
  • Feel enhancer
  • Oil-in-water emulsifier




Stepan-Mild® L3 Product Bulletin

Applications: lotions, creams, colour cosmetics, body washes, liquid soaps, shampoos, facial cleansers, soap bars, hair conditioners, solid and anhydrous antiperspirants, bubble baths

STEPAN-MILD L3 is a viscosity builder, foam booster, emulsifier and emollient that can be used in shampoo, body wash, liquid soap, bubble bath, facial cleanser and cream/lotion formulations. This product also meets the U.S. EPA Safer Choice Program's surfactant screen and is listed on www.cleangredients.org. 

Key Consumer Benefits:

  • Skin softness
  • Moisturization

Core Application Functions:

  • Compatibility
  • Carrier & solubilizer for active ingredients
  • Viscosity builder
  • Foam booster/stabilizer
  • Emulsifier






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