Sodium Lactate has the highest water-holding capacity - and has been shown to have a superior plasticizing effect on the stratum corneum compared to other well-known humectants.
The stratum corneum is the upper layer of the skin, especially important as a barrier against water loss: The higher the water content of the stratum corneum, the more plasticized it is, and the more soft and supple the skin becomes.
Boosts Natural Moisturizing Factor
Thanks to its water binding properties, our PURASAL® S/HQ60 is ideal for the manufacturing of bar soap, specifically:
Increasing hardness of oil-based soap bars
Enabling stamping and release from molds
Reducing water-loss and cracking
Fermented from natural carbohydrates, PURAC HiPure could be considered ‘the body’s own Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA).Read more
Stimulate exfoliation and cell renewal, moisturize, and increase dermal and epidermal thickness.Read more
A USP grade calcium lactate with a more neutral taste and much higher solubility and dissolution rate than other calcium compounds.Read more
Zinc Lactate like PURAMEX ZN is both an efficient source of zinc and an important part of the skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF).Read more
Ammonium lactates like PURASAL NH/COS are often known as nature’s AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) – and are especially suited to formulations for very dry skin.Read more
Ideal for applications like natural and/or non-acetone nail polish removers, PURASOLV EL is readily biodegradable and is classed as a ‘green’ solvent.Read more
Lactic acid, lactates and bio-based emulsifiers are some of the most natural, safe, and cost-effective ingredients that formulators can use. Lactic acid and lactates are widely known for their moisturizing, anti-aging, sebum control, pH adjustment, and antimicrobial functions.Read more
Our moisturizing ingredients are excellent humectants and play a key role in the skin's own natural moisturization mechanism.Read more