The company says that the biggest challenge in the development of the new ingredients was to process the certified oils into organic derivatives, and in turn organic emulsifiers.
Organic certification is difficult to achieve because manufacturers have to ensure that the end product remains intrinsically organic at the end of refinement and processing.
Organic status assured
This means that no inorganic or unnatural compounds should be allowed to contaminate the purity of the ingredient.
The company says it has developed the ingredients in response to increasing demands from personal care formulators for organic certified raw materials to feed the now well established but still fast-growing consumer demand for organic and natural products.
“The need for organic cosmetic ingredients is constantly growing and this very much ties in with the people’s awareness for sustainability,” said Cremer business unit manager Patrick Knüpplel.
Purely organic use
The company claims that its latest product launch means that raw materials can be used on a purely organic basis for the first time in a variety of cosmetics applications, especially liquid soaps.
Emulsifiers are used to blend personal care ingredients more efficicently, whereas fatty acids are used as emollients and thickening agents.
“Sustainable growth, modern production facilities on location, a consistent unbroken chain of quality controls plus the certification of the whole production process are the basis of our very high production standards,” said the company’s managing technical director, Christophe Gurris.