Crush your preservative challenges with Ashland's Phyteq raspberry


The globally approved, biodegradable, multifunctional additive is based on a compound occurring in different plants

Crush your preservative challenges with Ashland's Phyteq raspberry

Phyteq raspberry multifunctional is based on raspberry ketone, a compound occurring in different plants and one that has been used for decades in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda.

As a globally approved and readily biodegradable multifunctional additive, it acts as preservative potentiator that protects a cosmetic product against spoilage.

Its additional skin benefits make it an excellent choice for skin care products. It acts as strong antioxidant and free radical scavenger and helps to protect the elasticity of the skin.

Phyteq raspberry is available in two variations, Phyteq raspberry N (natural) and Phyteq raspberry I (nature-identical).

“Phyteq raspberry multifunctional furthers Ashland’s innovations for plant-inspired clean beauty,” says Andrea Wingenfeld, global marketing manager, Ashland.

“The product will be popular in formulations because end consumers increasingly evaluate labels that include products inspired by nature. Being readily biodegradable and globally compliant, this ingredient builds on the already well-known health benefits of raspberry.”

Phyteq raspberry fits perfectly for global skin care formulations as it helps to reduce levels of approved preservatives or antimicrobials, which can reduce unwanted effects.

Key features and benefits:

  • Addresses plant inspired and clean beauty trends
  • INCI: Raspberry Ketone, recognized by consumers as natural
  • Well known and widely cited benefits in health and nutrition
  • Readily biodegradable and globally compliant (including China)
  • Gentle to native skin flora.

Antimicrobial protection and formulation benefits:

  • Low dosage (0.5 - 1%) provides broad antimicrobial boosting effect
  • wide pH applicability (pH 4 - 8)
  • excellent temperature stability (up to 80°C)
  • good formulation compatibility (no impact on stability, colour).
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