“Innovation for us is all about coming up with the next generation of ground-breaking technologies to deliver sustainable, green solutions. Our new team in disruptive technology will drive growth in the sustainability space, looking at raw material feedstocks, bio-based polymers and how to drive the use of solids, powders and concentrates to reduce plastic packaging.”


Bruce McDonald, President

Good to know

Here are some statistics that are driving consumers to think more sustainability in beauty care

  • 47%

    of consumers

    are concerned about plastic pollution

    (according to Mintel)
  • 381m


    in plastic waste annually

  • 1m+

    plastic bags

    end up in trash every minute

  • 300


    1 plastic bag can take 300 years to fragment

  • 8m

    pieces of plastic pollution

    find their way into our oceans every day

  • 100,000

    marine animals

    are killed annually by plastic pollution

Plastic and water usage

Plastic and water usage

Innospec have a range of dried ingredients that allow for solid formulating for developing an efficacious product and it is thanks to these ingredients that our formulations can deliver easy rinsability, so less water is required during use. We can support your formulating needs to ensure your final product packaging can be replaced with aluminium tins, cardboard tubes, sachets and even dissolvable packaging.

Our promise to you when developing a formulation for zero waste:

  • We can offer a variety of concentrated ingredients and solid formulations that require less water, plastic and packaging.
  • We provide ingredients that are easier to rinse and require less water during use
  • We offer concentrated ingredients and formulation solutions to reduce transportation costs
  • We provide support and inspiration for packaging such as aluminium and recyclable options for environmentally friendly products.

Want to start your journey to Zero Waste?

Here are the ingredients we recommend:

  • Low viscosity guar for use in opaque and clear-in-hand liquid and soap bar formulations.

  • Unique, sulfate-free surfactant in flake form.

  • Concentrated sulfate-free surfactant blend. Just add water to dilute and salt to thicken for a dense, mild creamy lather.

  • COSMOS approved, sulfate-free surfactant blend – requires no heat and provides exceptional foaming.

  • conomical, concentrated sulfate-free surfactant blend. Just add water to dilute and salt to thicken for a creamy, crystal clear formulation.

  • Unique, flake form, mild and sulfate-free taurate surfactant that contains low levels of salt and is easy-to-use.

  • Optimized blend designed for mild syndet and combo bars. Enhances processing efficiency and consumer performance.

  • Powder form isethionate sulfate-free surfactant.

  • Sulfate-free, EO-free, concentrated surfactant blend in paste form.

  • Empicol® XA 300/G

    Cold processable, concentrated blend for a rich, dense pearlizing effect.