The 100 percent bio-based ingredient claims to boost preservative efficacy and eliminate skin irritation caused by petroleum-based glycols, as well as improve moisturization. Zemea® has been recognized by Ecocert ™ and the Natural Products Association as an ingredient of natural origin. It will be distributed in Brazil by Sarfam.
“Brazil is one of the world’s most dynamic markets for cosmetics and personal care products with several segments enjoying double digit growth rates. Many of the large, multinational companies have a presence in Brazil along with an established base of local manufacturers. The ability to have Sarfam supply Zemea® locally is important to our customer base” says Rose Durham, marketing manager, DuPont Tate & Lyle.
Zemea® propanediol can be used to replace glycols such as propylene glycol (1,2-propanediol), butylene glycol (1,3-/1,4-butanediol) or glycerin. Depending on the type of formulation, it can function as an emollient, humectants, solvent, viscosity enhancer, as well as serve as a carrier for active ingredients and boost preservative efficacy.
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is a joint venture between global sciences company DuPont and renewable ingredients manufacturer Tate & Lyle. The company provides natural and renewably sourced ingredients that claim to not compromise product performance.
Zemea® propanediol is currently being used in many major hair and skin care brands around the world.