Lonza uses next-generation preservatives in skin care formulations

By Natasha Spencer

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Lonza uses next-generation preservatives in skin care formulations
Pharma and biotech and specialty ingredient markets supplier, Lonza, reveals its preservatives range, along with its polyglyceryl ester combination and multifunctional polymer.

Attending the recent in-cosmetics Latin America event in September, Lonza showed its formulators how to raise the functionality of its emulsifiers and develop its formulations.

With next-generation preservatives big business in the cosmetics and personal care space, natural and organic alternatives that seek to overcome fear within the industry, is extremely prevalent.  

New releases

Lonza highlighted the launch of its two-naturally derived Polyaldo polyglyceryl esters. The chemicals and biotechnology name has developed the stability and aesthetics of these prototype formulations using key technologies, ingredients and preservatives.

The company also showcased its LaraCare A200, a naturally occurring multifunctional polymer, as well as its non-traditional Geogard preservative collection.

Its latest collection, which has been manufactured from 100% plant-derived raw materials, has been validated by Cosmos, Ecocert, Natrue, and the Soil Association. To ensure its releases have widespread appeal, the range has also received Kosher and Halal certifications.

Scientific findings

Through extensive research and development, Lonza has discovered that a patent-pending emulsifier combination outperforms traditional emulsifier systems. As a result, it highlights how increased formulation viscosity leads to more stable emulsions.  

To enhance stability, Lonza’s LaraCare A200 polymer is multifunctional, mild and water-dispersible. It aims to “improve skin appearance by reducing the appearance of superficial fine lines and wrinkles”, Lonza stated in a recent press release.

Lonza has recently released several prototypes including a nourishing cleansing water that features the company’s nutritional ingredients such as its naturally derived Polyaldo 10-1-CC polyglyceryl ester, a gel primer designed for face regimes, and a cold-process after shave serum.

Information on natural

“The demand for natural and ethically produced cosmetics continues to grow,”​ said Ann Steinmann, Technical Marketing Manager - EMEA, Personal Care, Lonza Consumer Care.

“Consumers today are educated, not only on ingredients used in their cosmetics but also on their place and environmental impact. The demand for natural, sustainable ingredients is constantly growing due to this increasing desire to avoid compromising nature in cosmetics,"​ Steinmann went on to say.

Commenting on establishing a web-based platform to inform consumers of regulatory changes, Joachim Gerdes, Lonza's EMEA Marketing Director, for Hygiene and Preservation, said: “The Knowledge Centre provides current and timely information about different aspects of the complex and multifaceted landscape of the Biocidal Products Regulation.”

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