RTD Hallstar Launches Soybean Sterols, Canola Acid Phytosterol Esters


RTD Hallstar highlighted several ingredients at the March 29, 2006, SCC Midwest conference and exhibition held in Chicago. Among them, HallGreen PCN (proposed INCI: Canola acid phytosterol esters) was presented. Consisting of the whole cut canola C16-18 acid esters of naturally occurring oil-derived phytosterols, the ingredient is extracted and delivered in a concentrated, oil-soluble form for incorporation into personal care formulations.

Additionally, the company presented HallGreen P (proposed INCI: Glycine soja (soybean) sterols), also consisting of naturally occurring phytosterols. According to the company, these sterols are the primary unsaponifiable material in soybean oil and include approximately 48% beta-sitosterol, 25% campesterol, 15% stigmasterol and 6% brassicasterol. The product reportedly is very similar in structure to cholesterol.

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