Berg+Schmidt will debut BergaMuls ET2, a plant-based emulsifier for sustainable and natural cosmetic products at the Sepawa trade show in Germany next month.
Sourced from oat, wood and guar gum, BergaMuls ET2 comprises water-soluble and insoluble components that support both emulsion stability and viscosity.
BergaMuls ET2 uses a dual mode of action which makes it an ideal o/w emulsifier and stabilizer.
The Hamburg company says the ingredient supports rheological properties and skinfeel.
In contrast to traditional emulsifiers for natural cosmetics, BergaMuls ET2 is not esterified but cold-processible, and therefore also less likely to create soaping effects.
Typically used in a concentration between 1-3%, the viscosity of an o/w emulsion increases linearly with the size of the oil phase.
Consequently, BergaMuls ET2 allows for the formulation of products ranging from light, translucent and refreshing cream-gels to soothing lotions and compact creams.
“With consumers becoming more and more aware of what is contained in their cosmetic products, we can help users and manufacturers alike make an eco-responsible choice for a highly effective end product,” said Berg+Schmidt cosmetics division manager Kristin Köhler.
“The new BergaMuls ET2 upcycled from food by-products meets a zero waste policy, circularity and sustainable approaches. In addition, it is a water-free, vegan raw material and therefore ideal for tomorrow's eco-conscious cosmetic formulations,” she added.
The 2023 Sepawa Congress takes place in Berlin from 25 to 27 October.