Evonik highlights Tegosoft LO MB (INCI: Lauryl Oleate), an emollient to replace mineral oil.
The natural and sustainable ingredient reportedly offers comparable sensory benefits. It is also suitable for pigment wetting in color cosmetics formulations.
According to the company, the raw material is based on renewable sources and is biodegradable, as it is produced via a carbon optimized bio-catalytic process.
As the company explains, the trend for formulating skin care naturally is already well-established but over recent years, the focus has shifted, and the question of what a product contains and how it impacts the environment has been gathering momentum with consumers.
The ingredient therefore responds to key consumer demand for eco-friendly products while also maintaining the performance of skin care formulations.