Personal Care and Cosmetics


Maintaining long standing relationships with leading manufacturers within the Personal Care sector, including Evonik, Evonik Dr. Straetmans, and ADM, we provide an agile, customer-orientated approach, acting as a synergistic link between our suppliers and our customers.


Our primary Personal Care and Cosmetics sectors include:

  • Colour cosmetics
  • Fragrance
  • Hair care
  • Oral care
  • Skin care
  • Shower/bath (rinse off)
  • Sun care
  • Wet wipes and deodorants

Within these sectors, we are proud to distribute a broad range of certified ingredients, including RSPO certifiedCOSMOS approvedVeganHalal, BRR,  BUAV and Soil Association.

Our Expertise

Our offering is underpinned by our vision of ‘Delivering chemistry for a better life™’.  Beyond chemical ingredient distribution, our knowledgeable team of experts are constantly searching the market for the latest up-and-coming trends. In response to our findings, we create product concepts at our development laboratories in Huddersfield (UK) and Wendelstein (Germany). We take idea to manufacture and strive to share the knowledge we have developed with our customers across the world. 


Surfachem Deutschland works with Cosmetics brands, helping to support their growth. We have a great track record of helping brands, both established and start-ups, to develop their next generation of products.  

Ingredient Functions 

  • Antioxidants 
  • Chelating Agents and Sequestrants 
  • Conditioning Agents 
  • Emollients 
  • Emulsifiers 
  • Film Formers 
  • Hair Care Actives 
  • Humectants 
  • Ingredients for deodorants 
  • Natural Oils 
  • Pigments
  • Pearlisers and Opacifiers 
  • Oils and Flavours 
  • Preservatives 
  • Rheology Modifiers 
  • Skin Care Actives 
  • Solubilizers 
  • Anionic Surfactants
  • Amphoteric Surfactants
  • Nonionic Surfactants
  • Cationic Surfactants
  • Texture Modifiers 

Find out more

Discover more about our expertise and how we can help you – contact us or email