Glycols are key ingredients in many of today’s cosmetic and personal care products, in roles as varied as solvents, humectants, emollients and sensorial modifiers. Formulators in search of a natural alternative to petroleum-based glycols have a high-performing, skin-friendly option in the form of Zemea® propanediol, developed by DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products
Zemea® propanediol is natural, skin friendly, and boosts preservative efficacy when used with other common preservatives. Benefits includes lack of skin irritation or sensitization, improved humectancy, ameliorated sensory characteristics and a favorable environmental profile, making it ideal for sunscreen applications. The compound is an excellent solvent for both ensulizole and sulisobenzone, allowing formulators to maintain the effectiveness of these actives keeping each of these in solution through the evaporation process on the skin.