Inolex Launches New, Natural Emollients for Personal Care Made with BioAmber Succinic Acid
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Inolex, a leader in the development of innovative ingredients for the personal
care and cosmetics industries has launched a new range of 100% natural
and sustainable emollients, using bio-based succinic acid from BioAmber. These succinate emollients have the highly appealing and
differentiated sensory feel of silicone fluids, including feeling
silky, powdery, light, dry and non-greasy to the touch. This sensory
experience meets the modern consumer’s hygiene and beauty needs, giving
the clean, dry and natural feeling consumers want from their personal
The market for personal care esters is valued at over $500 million. The
new succinate emollients are highly-versatile because of their sensory
properties and outstanding ability to disperse pigments. These fluids
can be used in skin care, hair care, color and antiperspirant products
to provide shine and a light fast-drying emolliency. These emollients
are suitable as alternatives to silicone fluids for improving
skin-feel, as well as enhancing shine and texture in hair care
products. In natural formulations, they can be used to reduce the
greasiness of natural oils.
Inolex are commercializing a range of succinate technologies as natural
silicone alternatives; the LexFeel N range of fluids feel like silicones, yet unlike silicones, they are 100%
natural, readily-biodegradable, non-GMO, eco-certified and sustainable.
Daniel Winn, Business Director, Inolex says, “The new range of
biosuccinic acid-based fluids offers an unprecedented opportunity to
provide the benefits of silicones in an all-natural format with a
sensory experience that is a close match to the modern consumer’s
hygiene and beauty needs.
Babette Pettersen, SVP Marketing & Sales, BioAmber says, “These
emollients demonstrate the versatility of biobased succinic acid in
providing performance solutions for a range of personal care
applications. Our partnership with Inolex illustrates the benefits of
joint application development work to create innovative new products,
combining BioAmber’s expertise and commercial capability in biosuccinic
acid and Inolex’s expertise and market access in the personal care
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Inolex is one of the world’s leading independent personal care
ingredient companies. They are known for their market-based approach,
providing ingredients that tackle the greatest formulation challenges
and consumer needs. Inolex’s more recent creations have included
preservative-free technology, natural ingredients as alternatives to
traditional chemicals, and high performance excipients that enable
optimal formulation of suncare products. Inolex offers customers
formulation expertise, market-ready systems, and jointly developed
solutions that bring optimal benefits to the cosmetic consumer. For
more information, visit www.inolex.com.
About BioAmber Inc.
BioAmber is a next generation chemicals company. Its proprietary
technology platform combines industrial biotechnology and chemical
catalysis to convert renewable feedstock into chemicals for use in a
wide variety of everyday products including plastics, nylons, food
additives and personal care products. For more information visit the
company’s website at www.bio-amber.com.
SOURCE BIOAMBER CANADA INC.