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Sophorolipid formulations from Locus

Locus Performance Ingredients of Solon, Ohio, has developed a line of clean label formulations featuring its novel biosurfactants (INCI: Glycolipids)

Locus Performance Ingredients of Solon, Ohio, has developed a line of clean label formulations featuring its novel  biosurfactants (INCI: Glycolipids). It describes these as “a new powerful tool to easily improve the sustainability of personal care offerings by replacing legacy surfactants without sacrificing performance”

The formulations are made without sulfates, amine or citric acids and each is specifically designed to meet demands for simpler formulations and environmentally friendly ingredients in applications such as hand cleansers, moisturising body washes and two-in-one shampoo and conditioner.

Ferma S are made via zero-carbon fermentation process that use sugar and vegetable, and are highly pure, GMO, vegan and palm-free. The ingredients are USDA-certified as containing 100% biobased, renewable content.

“Lab studies demonstrate the ingredients have higher water activity than other biosurfactants with 5-25x better performance and up to 5-6x less relative loading than surfactants,” the company stated. “They also have a unique ability to be blended into tailored solutions for use in high-foaming to low-foaming applications.”

Formulations are available: for hand cleansers in a 10x concentrate, a foaming, ready-to-use diluted version or as a gel for home or janitorial use; for a body wash based on emulsified shea butter and eucalyptus oil; and for a two-in-one shampoo/conditioner with honey extract and aloe vera for scalp moisturisation but without salt, while still feeling and foaming like legacy products.

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