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Cargill Beauty’s StarDesign™ Starch Range



We are thrilled to bring to you Cargill Beauty’s StarDesign™ Starch Range.
The range includes sustainably sourced thickeners, emulsifiers and sensory enhancers based on waxy corn (Maize).

The properties of the starches are modified to produce a range of ingredients, each with different functions perfect for use in beauty products.

Cargill Beauty’s preferred starch source is waxy corn due to its high content of branched glucose chains (amylopectine) that provide interesting properties like high oil absorption power.

Here are three of our favourite products from the range:

StarDesign™ Care (INCI: Hydroxypropyl starch phosphate)
A thickening and consistency agent for creamy and rich textures, with a matte effect.

Key features:

  • No soaping effect.
  • Excellent pick-up and fast absorption into the skin.
  • High absorption capacity for water and oil.
  • Cold/Hot  processable.
  • Synergy with xanthan gum.

StarDesign™ Ultra (INCI: Sodium starch octenylsuccinate)
A nature-derived sensory enhancer for a powdery touch.

Key features:

  • Reduces greasiness and tackiness.
  • Oil-absorbing and mattifying effect.
  • Aluminium free.
  • Powder form.
  • Cold/Hot processable.

StarDesign™ Power (INCI: Sodium starch octenylsuccinate and Hydroxypropyl starch phosphate)
Powerful O/W EmulsifieR with thickening and sensory enhancing capabilities.

Key features:

  • Emulsifies up to 60% oil phase.
  • Compatible with all polarities of oil.
  • No soaping effect.
  • Non-greasy and non-tacky.
  • Cold/Hot processable.

All starches are sourced from non-GMO waxy corn from the EU & UK.

To ensure a long-term sustainable crop supply for food starch, Cargill Beauty has committed to sourcing their waxy corn 100% sustainably from European farmers. In support of this initiative, Cargill Beauty has developed the Waxy Corn Promise™ program, driving positive change throughout the European starch supply chain, in line with their commitment to nourishing the world, protecting the planet and supporting communities. 

If you would like to find out more or have any questions about anything you have seen, please download the brochure below or get in contact.