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.
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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.