Zemea® Propanediol
DuPont, Tate and Lyle

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Chemical Name: Propanediol
Product Category(s):
Acne Treatment
Body Wash
Color Cosmetics
Ethnic Hair Care
Facial Cleansers
Hair Care
Hair Fixatives
Hand Soap/Hand Sanitizers
Oral Care
Pet Care
Shave Preparation
Skin Care
Sun Care
Zemea® propanediol is a multifunctional preservative-boosting humectant and solvent. It is naturally-derived and approved by Ecocert™ and certified by the Natural Products Association. Zemea® offers many performance benefits - no skin irritation, improved moisturization, excellent sensorial attributes, unique solubility to deliver actives and boosts the efficacy of preservatives. Derived from a glucose fermentation process, Zemea® can be easily substituted for petroleum-based propylene glycol, butylene glycol or glycerin. It has seen widespread adoption and is being used in over 1500 personal care products globally.

  • No Skin Irritation or Sensitization
  • Improved Humectancy
  • Enhanced Clarity
  • Excellent Sensory Characteristics
  • Improved Viscosity-Building
  • Excellent Cloud Point
  • Boosts Preservative Efficacy
  • Preservative-free
  • Increased Foaming, if Desired
  • 100% Natural
  • High Freeze/Thaw, Heat Stability
  • High Purity (99.8% minimum)
  • Environmentally Sustainable
  • Petroleum-free