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Libra Speciality Chemicals’ naturally derived, GMO free personal care range.

LibraCare APGs: Produced from naturally derived and GMO-free raw materials







Name: Alkyl Polyglucosides (APGs)                  Trade name: LibraCare

Consumers are becoming increasingly more conscious of where their personal care products are sourced from. More than ever, consumers are demanding naturally derived, sustainable and vegan raw materials within their day to day products. Libra have developed a range of Alkyl Polyglucosides (LibraCare APGs) made from high quality: Naturally derived, vegan, renewable and GMO-free raw materials, which align with today’s consumer demands.

The LibraCare APG series are a range of non-ionic surfactants derived from renewable raw materials – fatty alcohols from coconut and palm kernel oils, and glucose from corn. Where Palm Kernel Oil is used, Libra also supply RSPO Mass Balance certified products.

Libra’s APG’s provide a range of properties including good wetting, dispersing and surface activity. They are effective surfactants in caustic, acidic and neutral formulations. Additionally, they are great viscosity modifiers and can produce rich and stable foam. LibraCare APG’s are effective co-surfactants for rinse off hair and body products and have good compatibility with all other types of surfactants. This often results in synergistic effects including an improvement in the mildness of formulations.

Additionally, APG’s are effective hydrotropes and solubilises and find applications in formulations with high concentrations of surfactants at both high and low pH. APG’s are very mild, low in toxicity and readily biodegradable. The synergistic effects of LibraCare Alkyl Polyglucosides with other commonly used surfactants yield a performance improvement which can be the basis for a reduction of surfactant content whilst maintaining a high-performance level.

Our naturally derived personal care surfactants: 

  • LibraCare APG 0810 / Hexyl Glucoside
  • LibraCare APG 0814 / Isoctyl Glucoside
  • LibraCare APG 1214 / Lauryl Glucoside

Read more about Libra’s RSPO mass balance range here –

All of Libra’s surfactants are available for worldwide distribution. If you would like to make any enquiries or sales contact – / +44(0) 161 775 1888