The humectant actives that make up Cosphaderm® Absolute improve the skin’s barrier function while reducing the water activity of a formulation. Lowering the water activity reduces the number of antimicrobials needed for product preservation.
Due to its special structure, on the one hand a healthy skin barrier protects the body from uncontrolled water loss, and on the other hand, from environmental influences that pose a hazard to health. A sufficient moisture content is essential for the functionality of the skin barrier and thus for healthy, well-cared skin. With sodium lactate and betaine, Cosphaderm® Absolute provides two skin-own substances of the natural moisturizing factors (NMF), which ensure the maintenance of the moisture content in the skin.
In addition to its solubilizing function, the multifunctional propanediol promotes the moisturizing effect of the blend. The three substances share a strong hygroscopicity, which lowers the water activity and thus the availability of water for microorganisms at the recommended use concentrations. Thus, the natural blend combines a safe antimicrobial mode of action with skin barrier-enhancing properties, providing an innovative, alternative preservation strategy that meets market needs and current trends of the cosmetics industry.
• Provides skin hydration
• Improves barrier function
• Reduces amount of preservatives needed in formulation
Propanediol, Sodium Lactate, Betaine, Aqua