Zemea® propanediol is a versatile, bio-based humectant for cosmetic formulations. Its benefits include high purity, lack of skin irritation or sensitization, improved humectancy and excellent sensory characteristics. Studies also have shown that Zemea® propanediol can boost the efficacy of preservatives and potentially reduce the amount of preservatives needed in formulations.
Zemea® propanediol is certified natural by the Natural Products Association (NPA) and considered a derived organic ingredient under the definitions of ISO 16128-1. It can replace petroleum-based glycols such as propylene glycol, butylene glycol and glycerin in formulations.
Zemea® propanediol is effective in the following personal care applications:
- Hand-feel modifier
- Viscosity enhancer
- Preservative booster
- Botanical extraction and dilution
- Carrier for active cosmetic ingredients
- Natural ester in cosmetic ingredients
- Cosmetic ingredient in natural preservative systems
The benefits of Zemea® propanediol include:
- No skin irritation or sensitization
- Excellent sensory characteristics
- Enhanced preservative efficacy
- Improved humectancy
- Better viscosity
- Enhanced clarity
- Excellent cloud point
- Increased foaming (if desired)
- Freeze/thaw protection
- Heat stability
Zemea® propanediol is ideal for many personal care applications, including:
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