There is a beauty product for everything from skin and hair to nails. And solvents are often the ingredient common to all.
Beautifying the body
Solvents dissolve pigments, oils and more, creating the products that accentuate your best features. Smoky eye shadow, dramatic red lip-gloss and colourfully manicured nails; they all share a solvent base.
Capturing nature’s essence
How can perfumes capture the smell of lavender flowers or woody musks? Solvents. They are uniquely able to dissolve the essence of flowers and other sweet smelling plants, transforming them into sprayable fragrances that make you swoon.
Essential to application
Solvents are essential to the application of beauty products too. The lotions that make your skin silky smooth have just the right texture thanks to solvents. They also help to deliver key ingredients into products like anti-bacterial agents that keep your skin clean and clear.
For high-performance products that get lots of wear and tear, solvent-based adhesives are essential during manufacturing. They are the best product to bind different materials together from metal to rubber.
Without words, how can we express our ideas, emotions or views? Pick up a paintbrush or start designing on screen. While you let your imagination run wild, remember it is the solvents that make your creation possible.
There are 7 billion people on the planet today and our global population is expected to increase by a further 2 billion by 2050. How can we ensure food security now and in the future? Solvents are playing a crucial role.