Italian active ingredient supplier Roelmi HPC has launched BiosControl Evolve Boreal, a preservative system made using upcycled pine tree by-products.
BiosControl Evolve Boreal (INCI: Caprylyl Glycol, Pinus Lambertiana Wood Extract) acts as an enhancer of preservation and booster for conventional or alternative preservatives.
By-products from paper production process are valorised in a synergic association of not listed components (following the annex V of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009) for a broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity against yeasts, moulds and bacteria.
The patent pending clear liquid in a typical dosage of 1-2% can be used in emulsions, serums, hair conditioning and anhydrous systems.
“Directly from Ancient Greece, a myth about love and regret guides us through the forest. Pitys, a nymph of the mountains, was loved by both God Pan and God Boreas; when she chose Pan, the God of Wind blew her over a cliff because he wouldn’t let anyone else have her; Goddess Gaea (the Earth) took pity on her and turned her into a pine tree,” said a Roelmi HPC spokeswoman.
“When the cold north wind blows through the magical forests of Lapland, we see resin coming out of trees: those are Pitys’ tears,” she added.
“At Roelmi HPC, we turn Pitys’ tears into an opportunity for cosmetic market thanks to the latest technology that opens the doors to a brand new protection science, starting from by-products.”