New Plant-Based and Sustainable Cosmetic Ingredient to Hit the Market

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The beauty industry will see a new chemical-free ingredient debuting at the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists Suppliers’ Day (NYSCC) on May 7th and 8th in New York City. Plant-based innovator Renmatix is introducing Celltice™, which consists of cellulose and lignin from plants.

Renmatix, Inc. has developed the Plantrose® process, which converts plant materials into valuable, multifunctional ingredients for a wide range of applications, including food and beauty.

Celltice delivers a variety of benefits in personal care and cosmetic applications, functioning both as an active and an excipient in formulations. It reduces flaky and dry skin, acting as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant shield, and delivers a healthy skin complexion. It is compatible with a number of textures, from lightweight sprayable lotions to rich hydrating night creams, without chemically derived emulsifiers.

With cruelty-free and veganism being such hot topics, the clean beauty movement has gathered momentum, prompting cosmetic manufacturers to reduce their use of chemicals. Today, in response to widespread consumer demand, manufacturers are moving to petro-free, plant-based ingredients for clean cosmetics with minimalist formulations, seeking sustainable, cruelty-free ingredients that also deliver comparable or superior performance to traditional ingredients.

Renmatix CEO Mike Hamilton states on Renmatix’s website: “Historically, scientists have failed to extract cellulose and lignin in the form in which Mother Nature created them, and have resorted to using harsh chemicals that materially altered their compositions and dramatically limited their functions. Without the use of any harsh chemicals or solvents, Renmatix is able to release these building blocks of nature to create an entirely new material that delivers multiple functional benefits.”