Go all natural with Amaze® SP bio-based polymer

Amaze ® SP 100% natural polymer provides humidity resistant style retention, volume and anti-frizz performance. Its exceptional sensory and look makes it the ideal choice for natural and nude styling products that deliver touchable hold.

The market trend for natural products and hair styles accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumers are now very conscious of their own environmental footprint and are becoming more educated about the integrity of the ingredients in the products they use. Telecommuting has boosted demand for lighter-texture hair products that help them appear more casual, though still well-groomed.

Exceptional sensory and fixative properties

Delivering such products can be a challenge. Synthetic styling polymers, which aren’t eco-friendly, are designed for traditionally elaborate hair styles, while many natural solutions fail to meet performance criteria. The exceptional sensory and fixative properties of Amaze® SP bio-based polymer (INCI Name: Sodium Polyitaconate) make it the ideal choice for formulating products that meet today’s natural and nude styling trends.

Our Amaze® SP product is a 100% natural polymer that provides a unique weightless hold while enabling an effortless look that accentuates individual hair types. Conventional hard-hold polymers form an even, continuous film over the hair shaft.

Amaze® SP bio-based polymer locks the cuticle down at the cortex, giving hair a smoother, glossier appearance. It provides humidity resistant style retention, volume and anti-frizz performance comparable to synthetic polymers.

Contact us

Additional benefits

Extensive testing by our technical team has yielded the following additional insights:

  • Superior humidity resistance vs. PVP/VA and BioStyle™ polymers after 24 hours.
  • 24-hour high-humidity curl retention with no impact by pH or use levels above three percent.
  • More volume build in fine hair vs. fully synthetic and partially natural benchmarks.
  • Thermal protection up to 450°F (230°C).
  • Faster drying than Polyquaternium-4 under ambient and elevated temperature conditions.

Formulating with Amaze® SP

Amaze® SP bio-based polymer is readily soluble in water as well as in water/ethanol blends (>35% ethanol at 3% polymer). Water/ethanol solubility drops as pH increases. It requires no neutralization to perform. The natural pH is below neutral and can make formulations unstable; the pH of the polymer can be raised (for example with AMP-95 / AMP Ultra PC-2000) to increase emulsion stability. Amaze® SP naturally yellows over time, and is accelerated with temperatures (>40°C). Color can be mitigated by adding External Violet solution.  A recommendation is to package the formulation in opaque packaging. 

Contact our formulators

Anti-Frizz Cream (2899-80.D)

In this very effective anti-frizz cream, Amaze® SP bio-based polymer forms a stable formulation with Celquat® SC-230M resulting in no frizz even after 24h at 70ºC and 90% RH.

Dry Texturizing Jelly (2609-74)

This is a multifunctional unique texture product designed to refresh and texturize a hairstyle.  The formulation contains Amaze XT polymer for rheology modification and to provide the hair with hold and humidity resistance. This formulation also contains Amaze® SP bio-based polymer for invisible texturizing with a 100% natural cosmos and ecocert polymer.  The formulation also contains a suite of natural based aesthetic modifiers to absorb oil and add volume to the hair.

Prime Time Spritz (2860-2.C)

This is a lightweight, non-aerosol pump spray style primer that provides a natural style to the hair. The formula utilizes Amaze® SP bio-based polymer to help build a natural volume and provide thermal protection to the hair through the heat styling process. This pump spray can also be used as a texture spray providing invisible style definition and quicker air drying to gently secure the style.

Zero VOC Whipped Curl Enhancing Mousse (2609-75)

This is an invisible hair styling mousse that provides curl definition and anti-frizz properties. This formulation utilizes the Amaze SP® bio-based polymer which delivers invisible control and hold from a 100% natural polymer that is certifiable for use in COSMOS and ECOCERT formulations in addition to Amaze XT polymer, which gives the mousse some more cushion and additional humidity resistance. This formulation also utilizes an extremely low global warming potential propellant which is non-flammable.

Everlasting Make-up Setting Spray (MV-01-42)

This weightless spray is your last step as you walk out the door to set your makeup all day and all night. Amaze® SP bio-based polymer creates a lightweight feel that instantly tightens the skin and keeps makeup in place longer than synthetic alternatives. Easily formulated with ElfaMoist® AC Humectant for long-term moisturization. Create an everLasting beautiful look!

Intensify Natural Mascara (MV-01-39)

Volumize, lengthen and seriously intensify lashes with this innovative natural mascara. Amaze® SP bio-based polymer provides lightweight hold to keep lashes curled and in place all day long.

#GoNude - Beautifying Cream (2609-73)

An invisible hair styling cream that provides curl definition and anti-frizz properties, with Amaze® SP bio-based polymer delivering invisible control and hold.

Pump It Up - Natural Styling Mousse (2860-4.C)

A lightweight, non-aerosol mousse designed to refresh curls and bring their bounce back to life.

Perfectly Undone Volumizing Mousse (2860-19.A)

A lightweight, all natural mousse providing a very natural style to the hair. Using Amaze SP® bio-based polymer, this mousse gives a weightless hold while also offering a soft bounce without the stiffness of a traditional mousse. In addition to the lightweight style, the Amaze SP bio-based polymer also gives the hair a bit of texture to build on before locking in a finished style.

Get in touch!

For more information or to request a sample for personal care formulations, please contact our experts.

We look forward to hearing from you.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Send Email

We respect your privacy.

We use essential and non-essential cookies to provide, secure, analyze and improve our services. Click 'Agree' to accept or learn more about our Cookie Policy and edit your preferences. 

You can change settings at any time.