Developed by Evonik, RHEANCE® One is a completely natural raw material for cosmetics that cleans skin and hair both gently yet effectively. The development earned the team from the Personal Care Business Line the gold medal award for Best Functional Ingredient at in-cosmetics global 2018. In the words of the jury, RHEANCE® does an outstanding job of meeting the demands of innovative science and product properties that add value for manufacturers and end consumers.
RHEANCE® One is produced via fermentation—with sugar as the sole source of carbohydrates. Production does not require the addition of any tropical oils, which gives the product the advantage of being both natural and sustainable. Its positive application properties included a dense, creamy foam and a pleasant, natural feel on the skin. The glycolipid is completely biodegradable and very safe for the environment.
For Evonik, this is just the beginning: “Now we’re going to collaborate with our customers to work out the full scope of applications for RHEANCE® One,” said Dr. Tammo Boinowitz, who heads up the Personal Care Business Line at Evonik. “We're already planning to expand this new technology platform.”