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
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