BASF has launched Verdessence RiceTouch, a plant-based sensory powder biopolymer designed to offer smooth and light skin feel for a broad range of personal care products.
The German chemicals giant says the new ingredient’s compatibility in different formulations results in shine control and a mattifying effect ideal for matte type cosmetics.
Produced from non-GMO rice, Verdessence RiceTouch offers a high quality and excellent oil absorbency.
Stickiness reduction and spreading enhancement are additional benefits. This free-flowing and low dust powder exhibits low microbial count, says BASF.
Deriving from natural 100% renewable feedstocks, this biopolymer is not only readily biodegradable but also does not contain any preservatives. No chemical modifications are needed during the production process.
“Sensory is an important attribute for consumers when it comes to the selection of cosmetic products,” said marketing manager for market development face/skincare Dr. Natalia Chudinova.
“With Verdessence RiceTouch, we use one of nature’s offerings of bio-sourced alternatives to synthetic sensory modifiers. We are delighted to deliver an ingredient with high performance and excellent sensorial properties, while meeting the demand for sustainable cosmetic products at the same time,” she added.
Verdessence RiceTouch can be used alone or in combination with other biopolymers such as Verdessence Tara, Verdessence Alginate and Verdessence Xanthan, allowing to formulate a broad range of leave-on applications e.g., creams and lotions, AP deos, foundations, eye shadows, dry shampoos, and anhydrous products amongst others.
In a related development, BASF Aroma Ingredients has launched Virtual Aroma Assistants – an online platform that combines three services on products, regulatory, and sustainability features.
The Virtual Aroma Assistants are accessible at https://virtual-aroma-assistants.basf.com.