Ingredients & services for beauty & home care

Personal care

Meeting consumers’ diverse needs

We make it possible for our customers to strengthen their brands with market-validated solutions that address the increasingly diverse needs of today's highly engaged consumers.

We make this happen sustainably through our scientifically proven portfolio, and the suite of services offered by our team of experts, who work relentlessly for our customers’ success.

It starts with peace of mind

We are with our customers every step of the way: from evaluating promising skin care, hair care and sun care ingredients, to testing, through to delivery - at production scale - of market relevant formulations.

Our team has the scientific and technological competence to provide supporting analyses and data for all areas applicable to our industry - especially claim substantiation and regulatory requirements. Furthermore, we provide clear information about the social and environmental footprint of our ingredients, their traceability and any applicable eco-certifications at the product level.

Strengthening sensory properties

Every day, we optimize the sensory properties of hair care, skin care and sun protection applications for our customers (and their customers). We also co-create bespoke solutions with our customers; for example our facial mapping technology, developed to demonstrate the efficacy of one of our skin actives.

Ultimately, through sustainable innovation - from biotechnology to more eco-friendly suncare - we hope to inspire conversation and overall change within the personal care industry.

Sustainable skin bioactives

Our Alpaflor® portfolio of skin bioactives is helping to tackle skin cancer based on a sustainable philosophy of organic, traceable and fair trade ingredients.

We developed several internal tools to help us measure the sustainability footprint of our product ingredients against tangible criteria - which is then externally evaluated by independent sustainability experts like the Carbon Disclosure Project. We then share this information with customers. The result: one of these projects demonstrated that more than 45% of DSM’s entire personal care portfolio is of natural origin. Building on this, DSM Personal Care has created the House of Naturals, consisting of a portfolio of 55 ingredients that are of natural origin, verified natural or certified organic. This range represents more than 60% of the entire personal care portfolio.

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  • Personal care

    Visit our dedicated industry website for detailed information about the business and to find out how to get in touch.

  • DSM Nutritional Products

    DSM Nutritional Products is one of the world’s leading producers of essential nutrients like vitamins, carotenoids and nutritional lipids; as well as solutions for the feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries.

  • Skin care that really cares

    Taking control of the entire value chain - from natural source to supply - enables the full transparency and traceability of our skin bioactives.

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