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Zemea® Propanediol, a Natural Ingredient for Cosmetics

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Zemea® propanediol is a natural carrier, diluent, and bio-based chemical intermediate building block for cosmetic ingredient development. Zemea® propanediol provides formulators the opportunity to create innovative cosmetic ingredients that are high performing and environmentally friendly.

Ingredient Applications

Antimicrobial Stabilizers

Antimicrobial Stabilizers

Development of natural alternatives to preservatives

Botanical Extracts

Botanical Extracts

Natural carrier and alternative extraction solvent replacing ethanol, hexane or propylene glycol

Cationic Conditioners

Cationic Conditioners

Alternative carrier for solid fatty quats or other solid materials that cannot easily be sprayed or flaked

Cosmetic and Personal Care Actives

Cosmetic and Personal Care Actives

Delivers actives to the skin; boosts efficacy of zinc pyrithione (ZPT). USP-NF: suitable as a carrier for benzoyl peroxide, antiperspirant salts & drug actives.

Dyes and Pigments

Dyes and Pigments

Lower viscosity than glycerin, more consumer-friendly than propylene glycol

Naturally-derived Polymer Thickeners

Naturally-derived Polymer Thickeners

Petroleum-free modifier for cellulosics, guars, starches and others

Novel Cosmetic Solvents

Develop effective polar solvents with unique Hansen Solubility Parameters.

Novel Emollients

Development of polar esters that enhance spreading on skin, moisturization, skin elasticity potential or pigment wetting

Polymers

Polymers

Pre-wetted polymer option for acrylates, polyacrylamides, urethanes, polyquats and cationic guar

Preservatives

Preservatives

Boosts efficacy of preservatives and may improve product handling

Solid Surfactants

Solid Surfactants

Enables lower viscosity, high-active surfactant products and blends as alternatives to powder or low activity aqueous solutions

Surfactants

Surfactants

Alternative reaction solvent to propylene glycol for production of surfactants or other polar materials