First European-made 1,3-propanediol launched

Young man with dark short hair in a white T-shirt creams himself with face cream and smiles


Young man with dark short hair in a white T-shirt creams himself with face cream and smiles

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Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, starts the market roll-out of its first European-made, cosmetic grade of 1,3-propanediol (PDO). “Tilamar PDO with Noovista” is 100% bio-sourced from non-GMO feedstocks and also certified as microbiome-friendly according to the industry-recognized MyMicrobiome test for dry and oily skin areas.

Earlier this year, the Dutch company and Metex Noovista, the industrial subsidiary of Metabolic Explorer, a biological chemistry company that develops and industrializes competitive and sustainable fermentation processes, announced an exclusive, global strategic collaboration to deliver the first European-made cosmetic PDO to the market. The launched product is a multifunctional ingredient suitable for all cosmetic applications. It is produced at Metex Noovista´s new, state-of-the-art production site in Carling Saint Avold, France and its benefits and performance as a sensory enhancer, solvent, humectant and preservative booster are proven in tests.

Skin microbiome and microbiology market product requirements can go hand in hand

An imbalanced skin microbiome can lead to conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis (eczema), dry skin and dandruff. As the use of cosmetics has been shown to alter microbial composition and dynamics1, 2, it is important to minimise the negative impact products exert on the skin microbiome, while also making sure that they comply with industry safety standards on microbiology.

In a test performed by MyMicrobiome, an independent control body that checks products for their impact on the skin’s microbiome, the novel ingredient, which has a proven preservative boosting effect, was shown to respect the balance of the skin microbiome.

Specifically, when tested at 2% in-vitro, the results confirmed that the novel ingredient has a minimal impact on the diversity of the skin microbiome, respects its sensitive balance and has a negligible influence on the growth or number of different key organisms. These results have earned it a positive 1.2 ranking.

“We believe research into the skin microbiome has the potential to revolutionize how we approach skin care and possibly hair care” said Bruno Trinquart, Head of Global Marketing Technical and Performance Ingredients, DSM Personal Care & Aroma. “Today, we see a growing market need – both among our customers and consumers for microbiome-friendly products and we are delighted our product is not only sustainable and high-performing, but also microbiome-friendly.”

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