13 Aug 2014
Lonza Launches New Lonzest™ DC Emollient Ester for Excellent Skin Conditioning

South Plainfield, New Jersey, 13, Aug 2014 – Lonza has recently launched a new Lonzest™ DC Emollient Ester that offers superb spreadability on the skin and excellent skin-conditioning properties that will benefit personal care formulators.

Representing the latest multi-functional ingredient from Lonza, Lonzest™ DC (dicaprylyl carbonate) is a light ester emollient that conditions skin with superior solubility of UV sun filters. It has excellent pigment-wetting properties and is a silicone-free alternative. The product helps give a light, dry, powdery feel to the skin so that the skin doesn’t feel oily or greasy despite the application of a sunscreen or face lotion. Lonzest™ DC can be used in sunscreens, color cosmetics, daily facial lotions, overnight serums and non-greasy aesthetic formulations

“Lonzest™ DC emollient ester is a broadly functional ingredient in formulation. One of the major benefits is its ability to provide pigment wetting for color cosmetics,” said Lisa Bouldin, Head of Lonza Personal Care. “Study results also confirmed it is capable of helping to solubilize many different organic UV filters, as well as to improve the dispersion of inorganic UV filters.”

Lonza has incorporated the Lonzest™ DC technology into two available formulations for cosmetic and personal care formulators: HydraTherapy™ Sleep Time Mask and Polyaldo™ Base Formulations. Visit www.lonza.com/personalcare  for more information.