In Illinois, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., which creates specialty chemicals from renewable feedstocks, has a new plant-based emollient that is commercially available, called Elevance Soft CG-200. Made from certified non-GMO coconut oil and Elevance’s soy-based polymer, Elevance Soft CG-200 expands the company’s line of bio-based personal care products.
As part of the Elevance Soft product line, Elevance Soft CG-200 is a low viscosity gel, allowing formulations with a luxurious feel and smooth, creamy texture, according to their press release. Moreover, it enables customers to make formulations without silicone, petrolatum, PEG, or paraben and is appealing for vegan and gluten-free formulations. Additionally, CG-200 may enable some customers to obtain GMO-free product certifications. The product is well suited for use in pomades, styling gels, creams, lotions, body washes, soaps, lip care and color cosmetics.