Personal care surfactants are major components in shampoo, hair conditioner, body wash and skin-cleansing products. For more than 75 years, Stepan has been a leading manufacturer of anionic, cationic, nonionic and amphoteric surfactants, and surfactant blends for personal care application. Our high-quality, diverse personal care line offers product development scientists a comprehensive toolbox for formulating personal care products to meet ever-changing market requirements.  

 

Our high-quality, diverse personal care line offers product development scientists a comprehensive toolbox for formulating personal care products to meet ever-changing market requirements. For this reason, Stepan is the largest anionic surfactant supplier in the personal care market. 

In recent years, the marketplace has seen great change. Increased customer awareness and an overall concern for environmental impact have led consumers to demand milder products based on sustainable, naturally-sourced feed stocks. To meet market requirements, Stepan has introduced several surfactants that are naturally-sourced and mild to skin and hair. These products are sulfate-free and are manufactured to maximize foam quality, viscosity building and skin after-feel in formulated personal care. products.

To meet market requirements, Stepan has introduced several amphoteric, cationic, nonionic and anionic surfactants that are naturally sourced, mild to skin and hair, and sulfate-free. The featured products are sulfate-free and are manufactured to maximize foam quality, viscosity building and skin after-feel in formulated personal care products. 

For Stepan’s position on sulfate-free and naturally sourced surfactants, download our Biorenewable Carbon Index (BCI) brochure. 

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