Roquette Beauté unveils a high sensorial performance plant-based thickener

Roquette Beauté unveils a high sensorial performance plant-based thickener

The French company specialising in plant-based ingredients and plant proteins has launched a brand new functional ingredient designed to meet the demand of consumers for natural-based cosmetic products, that combine efficacy and pleasurable sensorial experiences.

Introduced on the occasion of the Cosmet’Agora trade show, which took place in Paris on January 16 and 17, 2024, Beauté by Roquette ST 320 [1] is a plant-based versatile thickener and stabilizer designed for gels and emulsions. Sourced from non-GMO maize [2], the new ingredient is vegan suitable and biodegradable. According to Roquette Beauté, it is an easy-to-use thickener, allowing high flexibility in formulating stable cosmetics in a variety of applications and viscosity ranges.

Different tests were performed to demonstrate the benefits of the new ingredient. Easy to disperse in cold or warm water, Beauté by Roquette ST 320 strongly enhances viscosity after cooking and is very stable over time in both emulsions and gels. A stabilizer of W/O emulsions (reduction of size droplets), it also has a synergistic thickening effect with emulsifiers and cationic agents, and allows an easy viscosity adjustment by modulating the concentration.

A unique sensorial profile

Beauté by Roquette ST 320 also acts as a sensory enhancer bringing comforting and cocooning textures to cosmetic formulations.

Roquette Beauté explains that as consumers become more mindful of the impact of their beauty routines on their overall well-being, the trend towards holistic beauty continues to gain momentum in the beauty and personal care market. With Beauté by Roquette ST 320, cosmetic formulators can tap into this trend by creating cosy and soft textures.

This addition to our product range is a great demonstration of our pledge to bring plant-based solutions to the cosmetics industry that meet consumers’ expectations for safer products with the right balance of nature and technology, no more no less! At Roquette we focus on high-quality, versatile, and sustainable plant-based ingredients and develop multifunctional solutions providing high performance and amazing sensorial experiences,” says Bénédicte Courel, Roquette Beauté General Manager.


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