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Global Bioenergies launches its second cosmetic ingredient: Isonaturan 16

Global Bioenergies announces the launch of its second cosmetic ingredient, one year after launching Isonaturan 12 at In-Cosmetics Paris.

Isonaturane 12 is the natural version of isododecane, a twelve-carbon molecule obtained by assembling three naturally occurring isobutene molecules produced by Global Bioenergies. During the synthesis of isododecane, some of the molecules combine not in threes, but in fours. The result is isohexadecane, a 16-carbon molecule that is also widely used in cosmetics.

In order to valorize this isododecane co-product, Global Bioenergies has developed the purification process for the molecule, defined the technical specifications, entrusted toxicological studies to a recognized company in the field, and registered the molecule with the European regulatory system Reach.

The Company now has the first volumes of this new ingredient, and is making them available to its future customers: brand owners, processors and distributors. It is now marketing this new ingredient of natural origin, according to the ISO 16128 standard, and 100 % made in France under the name "Isonaturane 16 ".

Daphne Galvez, Global Bioenergies business manager, says: " Isododecane is used in many product categories, and is recognized as the key ingredient for the formulation of long-lasting, waterproof and transfer-free make-up. Isohexadecane is mainly used in skincare, where its properties as a texture agent are similar to those of silicones. Isohexadecane can advantageously replace them, and thus improve the environmental profile of finished products. "

Marc Delcourt, co-founder and CEO of Global Bioenergies, says: " Isobutene represents, by mass, about 5 % of all cosmetic inputs. At least nine cosmetic ingredients are derived from it. The two most important in terms of volume are, by far, isododecane and isohexadecane, and this is why we wanted to go down the value chain, to the production and sale of the ingredients themselves, for these two molecules. Our priority today is to continue our efforts to scale up our bio-based isobutene production process, in order to make it available at a decreasing cost for applications in the cosmetics field but also in other industrial sectors also concerned about reducing their carbon footprint. "

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