Lanxess has launched Neolone BioG Preservative, a sustainable personal care ingredient for use in skin and hair care.
Neolone BioG Preservative is based on ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl (LAE), which is derived from natural ingredients such as sugar beet and non-GMO corn and can be used for leave-on and rinse-off cosmetic products such as creams, face masks, cleansers, hair conditioners and wet wipes.
The German firm says Neolone BioG Preservative offers great performance and demonstrates outstanding broad-spectrum activity against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, yeasts and moulds.
The preservative is stable in a pH range of 3 to 6. It is readily biodegradable and, when used at the recommended use levels, non-sensitizing and non-irritating.
Neolone BioG Preservative is approved for use in personal care products in accordance with the COSMOS standard while fulfilling the ISO 16128 definition of a naturally-derived ingredient.
It meets the stringent requirements of Lanxess's own Scopeblue sustainability brand because it has a sustainable raw material content of more than 50%.
Scopeblue products, it says, are climate-friendly and help to support the circular economy, providing customers in downstream industries with a range of tangible sustainability benefits.
In addition, Neolone BioG Preservative is approved under the European Cosmetics Products Regulation as a preservative for cosmetics that contains neither animal-based ingredients nor derivatives.