Summit to distribute for Nxtlevvel
Cosmetic ingredient developer and distributor Summit Cosmetics has made a global distribution agreement with Netherlands-based Nxtlevvel.
This covers the distribution of theNxt Solv 120, 220, 320 and 420 biomass-derived products into the personal care industry. This will run for five years.
Nxt Solv are bio-solvents based on levulinic acid, which are claimed to “offer outstanding benefits for personal care formulations, whilst addressing the needs of environmentally conscious consumers and adding value for brand owners”. Key benefits are said to include:
The ability to dissolve a wide range of active ingredients
- Allowing increased concentration of actives
- Enabling high water loading for moisturising formulations by incorporating water into anhydrous systems
- Expanding the solubility of ethanol, while retaining clarity
- Enhancing natural formulations by reducing greasiness, providing a dry, silky after-feel