Product Update: Improved Crystal RC and Crystal SP SG soap bases

Latest News Calendar Date 17/10/2019
Product Update: Improved Crystal RC and Crystal SP SG soap bases

With consumers shopping for more ethical, sustainable, natural and vegan products, brand transparency is a key to winning over future consumers. From information on ingredients to ethical sourcing, consumers’ buying decisions are being influenced by choosing transparent brands. In fact, Mintel shows that in the US, 59% of US iGens and Millennials have stopped buying products from a brand/retailer if they believe they are unethical.

Brand transparency is being placed on top when it comes to consumer buying behaviour. More meaningful consideration is being given to ingredients, ethical sourcing and packaging. This is primarily due to the popularity of natural and organic products and the drive for ethical and sustainable importance, especially among younger consumers. With sustainable, natural and vegan claims on the rise, there is a growing demand for soap and other personal care products with sustainable palm oil and other alternative oils. Thus, we have redeveloped our Crystal RC and Crystal SP SG meet this growing need and provide more sustainable and creative benefits for soap makers.

Crystal RC is made using coconut oil, rapeseed stearic acid, while Crystal SP SG, is the only sustainably sourced RSPO Segregated palm oil soap base in the market.

With better transparency and longer workable time, these bases offer more flexibility and opportunity to create premium sustainable soaps by simply heating and adding colours and fragrances.

Crystal RC - Rapeseed Stearic & Coconut Oil Soap Base

Stephenson Crystal RC soap base, previously known as Crystal PF, is a vegetable derived soap base made with Rapeseed Stearic & Coconut Oil and coconut based derivatives, and contain no SLS or SLES. This soap base is used for the manufacture of translucent soap bars.

For more information about the product, view the product page here.

Crystal RC - Coconut Oil and Rapeseed Soap BaseCrystal RC – Coconut Oil and Rapeseed Soap Base

Crystal SP SG - RSPO Segregated Soap Base

World’s only certified sustainable RSPO Segregated melt & pour soap base in the market. This soap base is used for the manufacture of translucent soap bars.

According to Mintel GNPD research, the beauty and personal care market have seen an increase in NPD (new product developments) using sustainable RSPO certified palm and palm kernel oils with a 30% increase of products launched with sustainable palm oil (RSPO certified) from 2016 to 2018. Most product launches have covered EU and USA regions, with some interest in UAE. If you would like to know more about RSPO certified products, check our blog: Knowledge Corner- Everything you need to know about sustainable palm oil.

For more information about the Crystal SP SG melt and pour soap base, view the product page here.

Crystal SP SG - RSPO SG soap baseCrystal SP SG – RSPO SG soap base

Stephenson, the speciality soap and natural ingredients manufacturer, has experienced brands’ interest in formulating soap and skincare products with alternative oils, but also a higher demand for RSPO certified products. This switch occurred primarily due to consumers demanding more locally sourced and sustainable solutions. As a result, Stephenson offers an improved formulation for Crystal base derived from rapeseed and coconut oils - Crystal RC and RSPO segregated certified Crystal SP SG base made using sustainable palm oil. Other sustainable melt and pour soap bases include Crystal OMP, COSMOS certified organic soap base, and Rebatch (RSPO SG) base.

Enquire about sustainable glycerin soap bases here

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