Boost Preservation with Ashland's TCM- and Ayurveda-inspired Phyteq Raspberry


Ashland announced the launch of its Phyteq Raspberry (INCI: Raspberry Ketone) multifunctional preservative boosters that act as a preservative potentiators to protect cosmetics from spoilage.

The globally approved, biodegradable, multifunctional additives are based on a compound occurring in plants that have been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda rituals. The ingredient is available in two variations: Phyteq Raspberry N (natural) and Phyteq Raspberry I (nature identical).

“Phyteq Raspberry furthers Ashland’s innovations for plant-inspired, clean beauty,” said Andrea Wingenfeld, global marketing manager, Ashland. “The product will be popular in formulations because end consumers increasingly read labels that include products inspired by nature. Being readily biodegradable and globally compliant, this ingredient builds on its already well-known associated health benefits of raspberry.”

The ingredient offers excellent performance in skin care by acting as a strong antioxidant and free radical scavenger, to help protect the elasticity of the skin.

“Phyteq Raspberry fits perfectly for global skin care formulations as it helps to reduce levels of approved preservatives or antimicrobials, which can reduce unwanted effects.” said Karine Deruddre, global skin care applications manager, Ashland.

“A technology that combines antimicrobial-boosting with skin benefits and has a favorable biodegradability profile is a great solution for cosmetic formulators, especially when it does not require acidic conditions.”

For more information, contact Ashland.

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