Effect pigment manufacturer ECKART presents the new raw material series LignoBase, a multifunctional cosmetic ingredient based on lignin.

Lignin is a natural raw material extracted from trees and various plants. This renewable and environmentally friendly resource has long remained undiscovered in the world of cosmetics. A team of experts has now harnessed its power to develop LignoBase, a range of versatile cosmetic products that are both environmentally friendly and highly effective.

LignoBase products have remarkable antioxidant properties. These antioxidants help to fight free radicals, which are responsible for the signs of skin ageing.

LignoBase products are also very effective UV protection boosters. Sun protection filters are currently coming under increasing criticism; fewer and fewer products are available. LignoBase offers a safe and effective alternative here - the ideal choice for formulating sunscreens and creams with SPF.

If LignoBase has contact with water during activities such as swimming, the lignin particles responsible for sun protection sink and do not have a negative effect on the water or the environment.

LignoBase is available in three different shades, making it ideal for tinted creams and make-up products. This versatility ensures that cosmetic brands can cover a wide range of skin tones and preferences.

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The ECKART Group, a company of ALTANA AG, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of effect pigments. With 1,750 employees worldwide, the group develops, produces and distributes metallic effect and pearlescent pigments in powder, paste and pellet form as well as concentrates, dispersions and printing inks.

ECKART products are used in the coatings and printing industries, the plastics and autoclaved aerated concrete industries as well as in cosmetic products.

In the future, ECKART will also drive the optimisation and development of metal powders for 3D printing, thus opening up new areas of application. ECKART is present in over 70 countries.


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