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Ingredients & formulation

Chemyunion launches new antimicrobial agent

With the aim to broaden preservation possibilities in cosmetic formulations, the Brazilian provider of ingredients for heath and personal care products is launching Hebeatol CG, a new functional ingredient acting as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent.

Consumer exposure to a list of preservative substances that is increasingly (...)

Consumer exposure to a list of preservative substances that is increasingly shorter can result in a higher incidence of primary sensitization. (Photo: © Paul Hakimata Photography / shutterstock.com)

Preservatives are frequently associated with contact allergy in cosmetic products or drugs. Quaternium-15 and formaldehyde, for instance, are among the top ten allergens - based on prevalence rate and clinical significance - listed in 2013 by the North American Contact Dermatitis Group (NACDG). In addition to those, four other preservatives - diazolidinyl urea (DIAZ), parabens, imidazolidinyl urea, methylchloroisothiazolinone (CMIT)/ methylisothiazolinone (MIT) - are among the top 20 allergens also listed by NACDG, which results in restrictions imposed by global regulatory agencies.

However, consumer exposure to a list of preservative substances that is increasingly shorter can result in a higher incidence of primary sensitization, as the same preservative is used in a wide range of cosmetic products concomitantly. “This creates a paradox for formulators, as it is increasingly difficult to reduce allergic reactions and contact dermatitis in the medium and long-term based on a little-diversified palette of preservatives,” says Chemyunion.

New functional ingredient

Hebeatol CG is a new functional ingredient acting as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent, providing formulators with greater chances of diversification in terms of product preservation. With a great synergetic combination of xylitol esters and caprylyl glycol, Hebeatol CG is compatible with several cosmetic formulations which are great for micellar waters, wet wipes and eyelash mascaras.

Developed by Chemyunion, Hebeatol CG complements the Hebeatol range, composed by Hebeatol Plus, Hebeatol BA, and Hebeatol PS VG versions.

Benefits according to Chemyunion:

- Uses 100% biodegradable molecules obtained from renewable sources; 

- Repairs skin barrier, reducing transepidermal water loss by 21%; 

- Synergetic and unique combination between a new safe, effective, green molecule and a well-known preservative, approved in several countries for cosmetic use;

- Formulations for skin care and hair care. 

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