Evonik Launches Protective Beta-glucan

Evonik has introduced a natural biopolymer for effective skin protection.Tego Cosmo LSG (INCI: Not Provided) is a highly effective, naturally derived beta-glucan (scleroglucan) for cosmetic skin care formulations. Due to the low molecular weight, its inherent thickening properties are reduced and the usage concentration in cosmetic formulations can be increased.

The large waterbinding capacity, soothing properties and positive effects on the skin barrier combined with its silky skin feel make the active suitable for skin protection formulations. The active is obtained via fermentation. It is watersoluble, biodegradable, non-toxic and easy to handle. In formulations, it can be added to the water phase. The recommended usage concentration is 0.2-1.5%.

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