Acme-Hardesty, a Division of Jacob Stern & Sons, Inc.

Acme-Hardesty, a Division of Jacob Stern & Sons, Inc.

With a 75-year history of innovation and growth, Acme-Hardesty has evolved into a leading distributor of bio-based products and specialty ingredients for the Personal Care Industry. Our dedicated personal care team offers formulation expertise paired with a rapidly growing product portfolio, allowing us to partner with our customers and develop innovative solutions to their formulation challenges. From hair care to skin care and everything in between, the ingredients Acme-Hardesty provides are essential for manufacturing quality personal care products.

Sustainability has been a key focus for our business since the beginning. We concentrate our sourcing efforts on renewable resources sourced using sustainable methods to deliver green, naturally derived ingredients to our customers.  We work closely with our suppliers to make sure all our ingredients are safe and reliable to provide our customers the most value possible. From oleochemicals and surfactants to specialty ingredients and preservatives, Acme-Hardesty offers the ingredients you need, all ethically sourced and guaranteed high quality.

Key Personnel

Jeff Kenton, President

Caren Dres-Hajeski, Business Unit Director- Personal Care

Bob Malenchini, National Sales Manager- Personal Care

Rishabh Shah, Technical Service Manager- Personal Care

Featured Ingredients:

  • EnSense™ Esters
  • Natural Oils and Butters
  • Natural Active Ingredients
  • Biosecur –Certified Organic Preservative
  • Sharomix Amplify – New Preservative Solution with Amplified Efficacy
  • Quatin Cationic Inulin
  • Eckart Pearlescent and Metallic Pigments
  • Clay Based Additives
  • Hydresia™ Oleosomes
  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Major Markets:

  • Hair Care
  • Sun Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Skin Care
  • Natural Products

Key Products

  • EnSense™ Esters
  • Natural Oils and Butters
  • Natural Active Ingredients
  • Specialty Preservatives
  • Effects Pigments
  • Rheological Additives
  • Plant-Based Oleosomes
  • Cationic Biopolymers

Specialized Services:

  • Bio-based Product Lines
  • Innovative Specialty Ingredients
  • Technical Expertise
  • RSPO and USDA Bio-Preferred Ingredients Available