May 2019 News

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Sapogel Q as an Alternative to Lanolin

The use of lanolin in Skin Care can be traced back as far as the days of the ancient Greeks. In fact, it has been praised for many years for its ability to reduce transepidermal water loss and its high vitamin-D content, making it one of the most used emollients. However, recently the general public has started to see it as an ‘iffy’ ingredient. Amongst the reasons for this change is the fact that over-exposure to lanolin and sometimes the presence of pesticides has caused an increase in reported cases of Skin Sensitisation or Contact Allergy Dermatitis.

Another element of debate lies in its origin: lanolin is processed from wool which is growing increasingly unpopular among vegans and vegetarians due to breeding conditions of sheep. Petroleum jelly, mineral oil and paraffin are presented as lanolin alternatives but are no more popular, as they are petrochemical derived products. Beeswax could also be a replacement but raises the same concerns among the vegan community.

Bringing together the benefits to the skin and the texture, Sapogel Q is a great natural alternative.

Sapogel Q is a mixture of glycerin, water, and two plant extracts rich in Saponins (Quillaja Saponaria and Saponaria Officinalis) which are not chemically processed in any way. Additionally, Saponins are known for their skin-soothing and antioxidant properties. Sapogel Q is designed to produce oily gels containing 80% of emollients with a lanolin texture. Balms and ointment textures without animal or petrochemical products are easily achievable. Download our suggestions on how to replace Lanolin with Sapogel Q in product development.

5 Beauty Trends You Need to Know About

Here are the 5 Beauty Trends you and your customers need to know about in 2019, with formulas to inspire and experiment with.

Waterless Beauty

•Water free or minimal water formulations
•Products that require minimal water use

Skip Care and Versatility

•Fewer but more efficient items (concentrated or versatile)

Diversity and Inclusion

•Products that cater for all ethnicities/genders/ages
•Ranges that addresses specific needs


•Customers questioning the Science of Skincare

•Ingredients research


•Assessing the skin and adapting items to the user

Download the presentation for inspiration and formulas to discuss with your customers.