Sustainable emulsifiers for natural cosmetics

Stephenson Personal Care has launched a patent-pending cold-process range of DUROSOFT emulsifiers

Stephenson Personal Care has launched a patent-pending cold-process range of DUROSOFT emulsifiers at this year’s InCosmetics exhibition in Paris.

Their growing portfolio of personal care ingredients currently includes a range of sustainable emulsifiers - DUROSOFT - which use naturally derived polyglycerol esters to produce ingredients for creams, lotions and foaming oil-based formulations offering specific value to producers of cold process products for sustainable raw material claims.

What makes DUROSOFT unique is the patent-pending technology which provides a wide HLB range of 4-14 for a greater stability profile.

The DUROSOFT range of natural and sustainable emulsifiers currently includes:

  • DUROSOFT PK-SG – an O/W natural polyglyceryl-4 ester emulsifier, derived from RSPO Certified Sustainable Segregated Palm Kernel Oil. Application areas include: water-thin lotions, creams, deodorant roll-ons and wet wipes.
  • DUROSOFT SF – a W/O natural polyglyceryl-4 ester emulsifier, derived from Sunflower Oil. Ideal for creating self-emulsifying oils such as foaming bath and shower oils, hair/beard oils, cleansing oils.

Advantages of formulating with DUROSOFT include:

  • 100% RSPO Certified Segregated Sustainable Palm Kernel Oil
  • Natural
  • Cold process
  • PEG free
  • Easy to use
  • Skin friendly (Dermatologically tested)
  • HLB range of 4-14 for a greater stability profile
  • Compatible with both oil and water phases
  • No co-emulsifiers required
  • No heating or cooling
  • No deleterious effect on temperature sensitive ingredients
  • Stable water-thin emulsions easily achieved

In comparison with traditional hot-process manufacture, DUROSOFT can be cold processed, which creates a number of benefits for the personal care and cosmetics formulator – from achieving tighter energy standards through to reduced energy consumption - as they seek to meet key product performance criteria and improve the sustainability of their business.

For more information about the DUROSOFT range, please contact Lucy Simmonds, Technical Business Development Manager, Stephenson Personal Care: lucy.simmonds@stephensongroup.co.uk or call 00441132 050927.

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