According to the US Department of Energy, succinic acid is one of twelve most promising biobased building blocks today. The nova Institute recently published a new trend report about it, stating that the cost effectiveness and versatility of succinic acid makes it likely to develop as a platform chemical with a broad range of applications, from personal care products and food additives, to large volume applications such as bio-based polymers.
Reverdia’s speciality grade of bio-succinic acid is 100% natural and has a favourable toxicological profile, while the high solubility in water allows for easy formulation. The new experimental study confirms anti-microbial activity, positioning succinic acid as a possible replacement for salicylic acid in anti-acne products.
‘The cosmetics industry is increasingly looking for safer, more sustainable and innovative ingredients,’ said Pascal Moritz, Director of Business Development Europe at Reverdia. ‘Reverdia’s 100% natural Biosuccinium S meets this demand for multi-functional ingredients with skin benefits.’
Previous literature has already shown that bio-succinic acid’s anti-microbial properties could enable new anti-acne products. Also, its potential role in the preservation of collagen may support anti-ageing treatments. Other indicated benefits include skin moisturising, as well as energising and revitalising effects. The characteristics of Biosuccinium also make it an interesting ingredient for skin exfoliation products such as chemical peels or purifying masks.
The full results of the in vitro study were published by in the March/April 2018 edition of Household and Personal Care Today and authored by François Courbès, Managing Director at Bonderalia Italia Srl and Lawrence Theunissen, Director of Application Development at Reverdia.