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Ingredients & formulation

Seppic launches a new 100% natural solubilizer

Seppic, the subsidiary of the Air Liquide group specialising in the development of speciality ingredients for the cosmetic and health market, is launching Sepiclear G7, a 100% natural and sustainable solubilizer targeting the cosmetics market.

Sepiclear G7 (proposed INCI name: heptyl glucoside) is a concentrated non-ionic (electrically neutral) surfactant that is readily biodegradable, obtained in compliance with the 12 green-chemistry principles. It is derived from sugar (sourced from corn or wheat starch) and castor-seeds, with sources 100% of vegetal origin (certified by the Association Chimie du Végétal). It can be delivered in a solid form (more than 70% dried extracts) thus contributing to the reduction its carbon footprint during transport.

Non-foaming natural alternative

Sepiclear G7 solubilises lipophilic - and therefore hydrophobic - compounds, notably essential oils, perfumes and vitamin E, in aqueous media. “As a natural solubilizer, Sepiclear G7, meets the growing need of firms in the cosmetics industry for substances to replace artificially synthesised ingredients,Seppic says.

Furthermore, unlike other natural solubilizers, it does not produce foam, which is a fundamental point in formulating cosmetic products such as toners, toiletries and aqueous gels. Being a liquid and cold processable, it is easy to use and energy-efficient.

The arrival of Sepiclear G7 in the solubilizer range once again demonstrates Seppic’s commitment to green chemistry and sustainable development, and it enables us to support customers with such priorities in their eco-responsibility initiative,” as Lucie Maisonneuve, Product Manager, underlines.

Pierre Potier prize

The product has, moreover, won the Pierre Potier prize, awarded in recognition of innovation in sustainable chemistry.

This prize was created by France’s Ministry of Economics, Finance and Industry, in collaboration with the FFC (French Chemical Sciences Federation) and the UIC (the country’s chemical-industry association), in 2006. The aim of the prize is to highlight chemical-industry initiatives favouring sustainable development and the development of eco-responsible practices in the sector.

The list of 2013 Pierre Potier prizewinners was released by the Ministry of Economics, Industry and Employment on 10 September, in the presence of Arnaud Montebourg, the Minister of Industrial Renewal.

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