M. Waeckel, S. Adamietz, C. Mendrok-Edinger
In the coming years, beauty biotechnology is likely to gain in importance, driven by concerns, particularly among younger generations, about the environment and limited natural resources. To this end, DSM is launching a new cosmetic grade of PDO (1.3-Propanediol) in partnership with the biochemistry company METEX NØØVISTA. The product, TILAMAR® PDO with NØØVISTA™, has a fully sustainable production process and its multifunctional properties and much in-demand skin microbiome friendliness have been demonstrated in clinical studies which are described in this article. It therefore offers manufacturers a way to reduce the complexity of their cosmetics formulations to meet the growing consumer demand for sustainable but high-performance personal care products that are also seen as a clean option.