Solvay launches biosurfactants for circular beauty care

By Julia Wray 14-Jun-2022

Mirasoft SL L60 and Mirasoft SL A60 are suitable for use in hair and skin care formulations

Cosmetic ingredients supplier Solvay has introduced two biosurfactants for sustainable beauty care.

Based on rapeseed oil and sugar with low environmental and carbon footprints, the glycolipid biosurfactants can be used in shampoos, conditioners, shower gels, face washes and creams.

Under the new Mirasoft range, the duo comprises Mirasoft SL L60 and Mirasoft SL A60, which are both readily biodegradable and 100% biobased.

“This product launch underlines both our commitment to surfactants technology and our long term vision for the future,” said Solvay’s Global Vice President, Home and Personal Care, Jean-Guy Le Helloco.

“We focus on future technology shifts to enable our customers to reach their sustainability goals.”

The supplier’s Research & Innovation Director for Home & Personal Care, Galder Cristobal, added: “With the potential of a net neutral carbon footprint in the near future, biosurfactants represent a step change technology in the eco-design of next generation beauty care products.

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“The eco-profile of Mirasoft SL L60 and Mirasoft SL A60 is truly a breakthrough compared to conventional, fossil fuel-based surfactants.”