Croda Croda

Cowick Hall
East Yorkshire
DN14 9AA
United Kingdom

+44 1405 860551



Croda is the name behind sustainable, high performance ingredients and technologies in some of the world’s most successful brands: creating, making, and selling speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers around the globe


Established in 1925, Croda is the name behind sustainable, high performance ingredients and technologies in some of the world’s most successful brands: creating, making and selling speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere.

Croda is a FTSE100 company with over 4,500 passionate and innovative employees, working across manufacturing sites and offices around the world with a shared Purpose to use Smart science to improve lives.

As part of this Purpose, and with around two thirds of its organic raw materials already from bio-based sources, Croda has committed to be the most sustainable supplier of innovative ingredients, becoming climate, land and people positive by 2030.

2020 was an exciting year for us, as we progressed the launch of our Purpose, Smart science to improve lives. Our purpose exemplifies our commitment to sustainability, smart science embodies our innovative philosophy and our ability to offer our customers something different and hugely valuable.

Improving lives describes the positive impact our products have in use and how, in our activities, we need to reduce the environmental impact of our actions.

A big part of ‘living our Purpose’ includes our new sustainability Commitment: we will become the most sustainable supplier of innovative ingredients, providing solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges in the coming decades through our commitment to be climate, land and people Positive by 2030.

Find out more about sustainability at Croda here.

Our brands

Always a step ahead when it comes to personal care innovation, Croda is recognised for creative solutions and ingredients to meet the demands of today's consumers and the future trends in the cosmetics and beauty market.

Our three main brands, Croda, Sederma and Crodarom, continuously invest in research and development with a constant focus on the changes that are happening in consumer routines and behaviours to remain market relevant.

Croda have a diverse cosmetic ingredient range that delivers innovative effect and formulation solutions for current and future cosmetic trends, all supported by proven efficacy testing. Over our history, and especially the last decade, our skin, sun and hair care technologists have opened up new areas for manufacturers, with the creation of unique and patented technologies designed to answer current and future cosmetic trends.

Sederma is a world leader in the field of bioactive ingredients intended for the cosmetic industry. Over the last 50 years, they have developed a unique range of active ingredients for skin care and hair care, with substantiated efficacy that answer both consumer needs, and the manufacturers' desire to offer more innovative products.

Crodarom has been a specialist in botanical extraction for more than 40 years, with production capabilities and various eco-designed plant extraction technologies that allow extraction of the best of the plant and a large catalogue of ingredients that answer current market needs. The range of botanical extracts for the personal care industry continuously evolves according to latest trends and customers specific requests, staying close to consumer needs.

Ingredient Application Areas

Our newest launches


Solaveil MicNo | Best of Both Worlds

Combining all the benefits of micron-sized Zinc Oxide (ZnO) with unrivalled transparency on the skin, the Solaveil MicNo range provides formulators with the best of both worlds.

  • Micron-sized particles
  • COSMOS variants available
  • Unique platelet structure
  • Mild and safe

KeraMatch V | In Touch with Nature

KeraMatch V offers a viable, vegetable-derived alternative to animal-derived keratin, to breathe new life into hair care regimes.

  • An optimised, plant-derived protein blend
  • Offers a viable alternative to animal derived keratin
  • Excellent consumer-perceivable results
  • Amino acid profile optimised to closely match animal-derived keratin
  • Improves tensile properties of damaged and fragile hair.

Arlasense V5 | Sensational Skin Feel

Arlasense V5, with its vegan* suitable credentials, can deliver functionality, aesthetics, and ethics all in one ingredient.

  • Vegan*/vegetarian suitable
  • Extreme pH tolerance
  • Excellent skin spreading
  • Pigment wetting
  • Reduces tackiness
  • Compatible with organic and inorganic UV filters
  • Improved emulsion aesthetics
  • 65% derived natural according to ISO 16128
  • Contains 66% USDA certified biobased content
  • Sensory like that of cyclomethicone.

Solaveil HTP1 MBAL | Perfectly Balanced

Balancing an effective particle size with appealing aesthetics, Solaveil HTP1 is a sunscreen grade Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) powder that brings perfect harmony to your skin protection products.

  • Balanced particle size TiO2
  • Minimal whitening on skin
  • Mild and safe
  • Large enough for natural formulations
  • Approved worldwide.

Moonshine Effect Pigments

The Moonshine Effect Pigments range consists of five distinct product series which showcase quality borosilicate-based pigments that offer the opportunity to create striking visual effects in formulation.

  • Brilliant colour transmission
  • Impressive colour intensity
  • Dazzling gloss
  • Provide formulations with the unique and innovative effects desired by the Personal Care industry
  • Can be used in a range of application areas such as colour cosmetics, skin care, hair care and sun care.


Silverfree | Freedom to be Authentic

SILVERFREE re-educates hair bulbs to progressively restore the authentic hair pigmentation while offering protection against oxidative damage caused by cell activity and the exposome. It helps everyone maintain their identity and embrace with pride the individuality of their own hair colour.

Feminage | Remodelling contours - Redefining femininity

Feminage is a new anti-ageing active ingredient developed by Sederma especially dedicated to women experiencing loss of skin elasticity and firmness caused by glycation and oxidation events and related to oestrogenic decline.


Phytessence Hazel Leaf | A natural source of vitality

Phytessence Hazel Leaf brings vitality and energy to the scalp by boosting ATP synthesis. It demonstrates a firming effect by increasing the expression of collagen VII within the cells. Phytessence Hazel Leaf also exhibits antioxidant and soothing properties. It can reduce the production of ROS and the release of Interleukine 6.

Phytolea Pomegranate | An explosive cocktail

Pomegranate seed oil can help turn back time, with its powerful anti-inflammatory and regenerating effects. This oil also has excellent antioxidant, moisturising and nourishing properties, and is ideal for incorporation into products for mature, dry and irritated skin. With a high refractive index, the oil may also help to impart shine when used in hair care products.


The Beauty of Sustainability in Action | 14 September 2021, 10:00 – 22:00 GMT+1
We are excited to be hosting our next sustainability conference, ‘The Beauty of Sustainability in Action’, this September. Register today and join us, as we explore the latest sustainability challenges and advances in the personal care market.

Register here.

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