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- 11/17/2017

Lonza Consumer Care Highlights LaraCare® A200 Naturally Occurring, Multifunctional Polymer for Skin Care

HPC Today

At the SEPAWA Congress 2017, Lonza Consumer Care  presented  LaraCare® A200 polymer, a natural multifunctional polysaccharide that helps improving the skin appearance by reducing the appearance of superficial fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, Lonza highlighted its naturally derived Polyaldo® polyglyceryl esters and non-traditional Geogard® preservatives.

Globally Green with Lonza

LaraCare® A200 polymer, the Polyaldo polyglyceryl esters and some Geogard® preservatives carry ECOCERT approval and COSMOS, Soil Association and NATRUE certifications. LaraCare® A200 polymer and some Geogard® products are Halal-certified and vegan-compliant, and LaraCare® A200 polymer also is certified Kosher.

The demand for natural and ethically produced cosmetics continues to grow,” said Ann Steinmann, Technical Marketing Manager – EMEA, Personal Care, Lonza Consumer Care. “Consumers today are educated, not only on ingredients used in their cosmetics, but also on their place and environmental impact. The demand for natural, sustainable ingredients is constantly growing due to this increasing desire to avoid compromising nature in cosmetics.”

Enhancing Film-Forming and Barrier Properties

The LaraCare® A200 polymer (INCI name: galactoarabinan), is a highly functional polysaccharide extracted from the larch tree and harvested in North America. Multifunctional, mild and water-dispersible, LaraCare® A200 polymer responds to consumer concerns about protecting skin from environmental stressors and in mitigating the visible effects of photo aging. The easy-to-use polymer enhances the skin’s barrier properties and imparts film-forming properties, which help reduce trans epidermal water loss (TEWL) and therefore improve moisture levels in the skin.

“The LaraCare® A200 polymer also improves formulation uniformity, which tests have shown may ultimately enable SPF enhancement and help reduce formulation costs,” Steinmann said.

Polyaldo and Preservatives

The range of Lonza Polyaldo® polyglyceryl esters comprises versatile, naturally derived surfactants and emulsifiers customizable to suit formulation needs. Polyaldo® 10-1-CC polyglyceryl ester (INCI name: Polyglyceryl-10 caprylate/caprate), for example, offers excellent foam generation while maintaining mildness in baby shampoos, hand washes and facial cleaners. Polyaldo® 10-1-CC is manufactured from 100% plant-derived raw materials and is an excellent choice for PEG-free cleansing formulations.

Offering wide formulation latitude and a range of pH tolerances, Lonza’s Geogard® product line comprises single-active and blended preservatives that deliver broad-spectrum product protection and viable alternatives to traditional chemistries.

Surviving the BPR

Lonza presented  its new web-based Knowledge Center to help customers Survive the BPR™. The recently introduced web-based platform,, provides customers with up-to-date information on the European Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR, EU (No) 528/2012

The BPR has an impact on all companies making biocidal products that are placed on the market in the EU, EEA and EFTA.

“The Knowledge Center provides current and timely information about different aspects of the complex and multifaceted landscape of the Biocidal Products Regulation,” said Joachim Gerdes, Lonza’s EMEA Marketing Director, for Hygiene and Preservation. “It provides a comprehensive set of documents for customers to better understand national authorizations, the Same Biocidal Products Regulation and many other pertinent topics related to the BPR.”

Lonza offers customers a number of different approaches to “Survive the BPR™.” Customers have the possibility to produce and/or market a range of disinfectant formulations that Lonza intends to support through the BPR product authorization process. For example, Lonza plans to support Lonzagard® Disinfectants and Disinfectant Cleaners through the BPR as Biocidal Product families in Product Types 2-4.

Lonza also supports customers who wish to authorize their own products by providing information on analytical methods, end points and use patterns related to active substances.

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