Polysaccharides, an attractive choice for innovative cosmetics
At the beginning of the film The Graduate, when Mr McGuire talking to Benjamin, trying to give the young graduate a one-word advice for his future career: “Plastic!”, and Benjamin was stunned. It is true that “plastic” is a fast-developing industry and a good deal in 50-60s, but it also means “cheap, ugly, unreal” at that time. Today, plastic, almost a synonym of polymer, presents in nearly everything in our daily life thanks to its versatile properties. However, the wide application of polymers has also brought a lot of problems such as marine litter, microplastic pollutions etc. In this case, development of alternative, biodegradable materials became urgent and important. Polysaccharide, a biopolymer which is composed of covalently linked sugar molecules, is the largest resource of polymer from the nature. Thanks to its availability, biocompatibility and biodegradability, polysaccharide could replace synthetic polymers in many domains: one best example is cosmetics. At PolymerExpert, we have already a product portfolio for cosmetic, especially our recent products: EstoGel® Green, which is a 100% biobased oil phase gelling agent. For enriching our portfolio of cosmetic products, polysaccharide could be a very promising resource of raw material.