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Materials from Extreme Environments

As male grooming becomes increasingly prevalent in the Personal Care industry, more and more customers have been looking for ingredients sourced from “extreme environments”. From arid deserts to the depths of the ocean, these materials are used for their unique properties and their stories of origin.

New Formulation Kit: Clear Winter Oils

Fitting with the ongoing trend for Clear Oils, Aston Chemicals have developed a formulation kit especially targeted for the winter months, but also great to use throughout the year.

Polyethylene-Free Scrub Kit

Due to the negative effects of plastic microbeads on the environment, many companies have started to move away from using Polyethylene in their scrub products. To make the switch away from plastic microbeads easier for our customers, Aston Chemicals has put together a Polyethylene-Free Scrub Kit to show the range of alternative exfoliants that we can offer.

Ecocert & Cosmos Approved, Australian Hero Ingredients

Superox-C AF, Lime Pearl AF and Tazman Pepper AF are now Ecocert and Cosmos approved, making them ideal for use in natural formulations with high functionality...


Aston Chemicals are delighted to announce the addition of a new supplier, MFCI Co Ltd, to the Aston portfolio. MFCI manufacture a wide range of organic UV absorbers for Personal Care. Aston Chemicals has developed new formulations to demonstrate the elegant textures and high performance that can be achieved by using MFCI products...

SCS Formulate 2015: Stand Number 215

Aston and several of our suppliers will be exhibiting at SCS Formulate in Coventry on 17th and 18th November, stand number 215...

Laura Marshall Memorial Award: Silly Stringy Springy Bath Jelly Putty

We've been shortlisted as a finalist for the Laura Marshall Memorial Innovation Award at SCS Formulate 2015! Our formulation is a mild, foaming, cleansing "jelly putty" with a unique texture. SCS Formulate visitors will be able to vote for the winner onsite...

NEW SUPPLIERS! Eleco Chemical and DX Chemical

Aston Chemicals are delighted to announce the addition of two new suppliers to the Aston portfolio – Eleco Chemical and DX Chemical. These two well-established Chinese manufacturers have developed strong relationships with major multinational customers in Asia and the wider global market. Their relationship with Aston Chemicals now enables us to bring their expertise to the UK and Poland.

Pollustop for Anti-Pollution (strong in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro data)

Pollustop is the ideal anti-pollution ingredient for personal care. It is a polysaccharide which forms a film on the skin and hair to build a protective barrier against atmospheric pollution, UV pollution and domestic pollution. Pollustop is supported by strong and plentiful test data. Read more...

AAK Personal Care wins the NPA “Industry Champion Award”

On 16th September the Natural Products Association awarded AAK Personal Care the 2015 “Industry Champion Award” for outstanding contributions to the success of the natural products industry.

New Video: EPU-2X - A Microsphere for Elegant Pressed Powders

Aston Chemicals and Sunjin Chemical have collaborated to demonstrate the benefits of EPU-2X, a microsphere that can replace Talc.

New Video: Introducing a "Fast Absorption Effect" for Lotions by Using Microspheres

Aston and Sunjin have collaborated to produce a new video that demonstrates the benefits of using microspheres (particularly SUNPMMA-P) to impart a Fast Absorption Effect in lotions.

Aston Chemicals features in a review for In Cosmetics Korea

Aston Chemicals exhibited at In-Cosmetics Seoul in South Korea in June 2015. Our Director, Dani Loughran, features in the In Cosmetics review.

Colour Care Kit

Solabia and Aston Chemicals have collaborated to bring you the Colour Care Kit, a novel set of colour cosmetic formulations with added skin care benefits.

Clear Oils Trend

There has been an ongoing demand for clear oils over the past few years, and it appears to be a trend that’s here to stay. Clear oil products already launched onto the market cover various segments such as body care, facial care and hair care. The key is to provide an oil-based product that is transparent with no cloudiness or precipitate.

The “Korean Wow Factor” Trends Presentation and Innovative Formulations

South Korea is recognised as a powerhouse of innovation. We exhibited at In-Cosmetics Seoul in South Korea in June 2015. We had a very exciting week, met formulators from innovative Korean Personal Care manufacturers, and were inspired by a lot of different ideas from the show and Korean brands.

Aston Chemicals at In-Cosmetics Korea

Aston Chemicals UK and Poland will be exhibiting at In-Cosmetics Korea on 15th – 16th June 2015, stand number B90.

Aston releases presentation detailing new product releases from suppliers at In Cosmetics 2015

In Cosmetics is always a busy exhibition, bursting with innovation and new product releases. This year was no exception with plenty of our suppliers launching new products, data and formulations.

AAK speaks to Cosmetics Design about supply chain sustainability for natural products

AAK is a world-leading manufacturer of high quality, value-added speciality vegetable oils and fats. AAK is at the forefront of research into the fat molecule and how best to use natural vegetable oils and fats in Personal Care, Pharmaceutical and Food applications.

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