Honeywell's Asensa NFF 11E gains Ecocert certification

Ingredient suitable for use in natural and organic cosmetics

Honeywell announced today that one of its Asensa® personal care ingredients, Asensa NFF 11E, has been certified by Groupe Ecocert for use in natural and organic cosmetics.

Asensa NFF 11E (INCI: Hydrolyzed Corn Starch) is a film-former for the European market made from corn starch derived from non-genetically modified corn. NFF 11E can be dispersed to form a latex, and third-party studies have shown that it performs equally as well as synthetic polymers in hair fixative applications. It can also be used in skin care formulations. NFF 11E is the first Honeywell Asensa product to be based on renewable ingredients and is ideal for formulations that have a high concentration of renewable ingredient content.

Ecocert is an inspection and certification body established in France in 1991 by agronomists aware of the need to develop environmentally friendly agriculture and of the importance of offering some form of recognition to those committed to this method of production.

Honeywell Asensa products are used in a variety of end-use applications ranging from lipsticks to moisturizers to pressed powders. Asensa products increase permanency, emolliency, moisture retention, water resistance and thermal stability. They act as film formers and structuring agents for oils. The line also includes size-regulated materials for exfoliation as well as micronized products (some as small in size as 3 micron) for dry lubrication and binding. The Asensa DS line of zeolites includes odor-absorbing and warming materials.

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