Inolex has launched two sustainable and natural preservation ingredients, adding further optionality to its comprehensive portfolio of safe, effective, and consumer acceptable technologies to protect products from microbial contamination.

With the continued introduction of new 100% natural options, Inolex is intent on helping brands achieve safe and effective preservation to move forward in their pursuit of sustainable consumer products.

“Safe preservation ingredients aren’t one-size-fits-all. We’ve designed our portfolio of biobased preservation technologies to anticipate a customer’s requirements,” said Michael J. Fevola, PhD, VP of R&D and Product Stewardship. “Our research and efficacy testing enable brands to confidently select the preservation component or complete system that is best suited to their product development needs.”

Lexgard® GH70 Natural (Glyceryl Heptanoate) is the first non-palm, 100% natural, and ultra-mild preservation component on the market. The patent-pending, multifunctional ingredient is an entirely plant-based bacteriostatic medium chain terminal diol. It provides antimicrobial control in formulations by functioning as a building block for a customized Hurdle Technology system.

A glyceryl ester, Lexgard® GH70 Natural is significantly milder to skin than traditional preservation components making it well suited to sensitive skin, facial care, and baby care applications. Its cold processable and liquid format provides ease-of-manufacturing and its compatibility with solubilizers makes it ideal for clear formulations.

Spectrastat™ GHL Natural (Caprylhydroxamic Acid (and) Glyceryl Heptanoate (and) Propanediol) is an ultra-mild and 100% natural complete preservation system. Its optimized combination of multifunctional ingredients allows formulators to easily create self-preserving formulations using a Hurdle Technology approach.

Spectrastat™ GHL Natural offers ease of formulation and maintains efficacy over a broad pH range. The mildness of Caprylhydroxamic Acid and Glyceryl Heptanoate makes this ingredient system ideal for sensitive skin, facial care, and baby care applications, while also being well suited for clear formulations.

“We employ the Hurdle Technology approach across our portfolio of safe preservation options, using multiple barriers to control microbial growth,” notes Lisa Gandolfi, PhD, VP Marketing. “This intelligent combination of different preservation techniques, or ‘hurdles’, allows brands to achieve broad spectrum, mild, and reliable preservation effects with consumer acceptable ingredients.”

Lexgard® GH70 Natural and Spectrastat™ GHL Natural are both free of parabens, formaldehyde donors, MIT, phenoxyethanol, and other traditional preservatives. The product claims are verified with numerous industry standards and certifications including having 100% USDA certified biobased content; ISO Natural Origin of 1.0; NSF/ANSI 305 Approved; Readily Biodegradable; Vegan & Cruelty Free; Halal Certified; and Kosher Compliant. Additionally, Lexgard® GH70 Natural is NATRUE Approved, and COSMOS Approved.

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About Inolex

Inolex is a fiercely independent company that designs sustainable ingredients for health, beauty, and wellness.

We don’t swim with the current; we create it. We envision and realize solutions to advance the needs of our customers. We challenge ourselves and the industry to think differently.

Honoring nature, we design emerging technologies that ensure the safe and optimum performance of leading brands in more than 85 countries.

Our designers are guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry, to invent the future of sustainable ingredient platforms. By balancing conscious science with nature and artistry, our imaginative approaches become the building blocks for exceptional products that care for people and our planet.

We are Inolex. Thinkers, Designers, Creators, and Rebels. 

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