Cosmetics & Personal Care

Minasolve releases antimicrobial solutions based on nature-derived phenylpropanol

Minasolve, an affiliate of the Minafin Group producing bio-based ingredients for the cosmetics industry, today announces the release of A-LEEN Aroma-3 and E-LEEN Green A, two new universal personal care solutions offering natural antimicrobial protection over a large pH range.
A‑LEEN Aroma-3 is a mild perfuming agent. E-LEEN Green A, a skin-moisturizer and skin conditioner, is among a fast-growing number of personal care ingredients using the multifunctional compound bio-based pentylene glycol. Minasolve markets this compound under the name Pentiol Green+, an antimicrobial boosting agent that naturally protects cosmetic products. This key bio-based ingredient inhibits the growth of microbes in cosmetics and marks an innovative alternative to petrochemical-based preservatives that can be harsh and unfriendly to the skin and the environment.
Minasolve sees its new perfume agent A-LEEN Aroma-3 and skin moisturizer E-LEEN Green A with Pentiol Green+ as supporting the growing market for natural ingredients, while enabling a stronger sustainable approach to their sourcing and use in the production of cosmetics.
“Both A-LEEN Aroma-3 and E-LEEN Green A respond to consumer demands for safer, milder and nature-based cosmetics, free of fragrance allergens and harsh preservatives,” said Emmanuel Peulens, CEO at Minasolve. “Our ready-to-use solutions allow our customers to respond to market facing challenges in this environmentally responsible era.”
A-LEEN Aroma-3 is a mild perfuming agent and the first fully nature-derived version of phenylpropanol, a fragrance component that is part of the natural aromas in flowers and fruits. It brings a mild and pleasant scent to personal care products. A key advantage of this perfuming agent is its broad spectrum anti-microbial activity that helps protect a wide variety of cosmetic products against microbial degradation – even at high pH-levels.
A-Leen Aroma-3 is produced using Cassia essential oil, which is traditionally obtained by steam distillation from the leaves and branches of the Chinese cinnamon tree (Cinnamomum cassia).
E-Leen Green A is a mildly perfumed skin-moisturizer and skin conditioner. It is water-soluble up to 3%, thus ideal for clear, water-based products. It combines Pentiol Green+™ with the lipophilic phenylpropanol, which therefore remains predominantly in the water phase of emulsions. This contributes significantly to the broad antimicrobial effect of E-Leen® Green A. Its antimicrobial effect is achieved regardless of the pH value.
“E-Leen Green A is probably the first solution for keeping natural cosmetics self-preserved at any pH level. This unique ingredient represents the synergistic combination of a humectant and a fragrance – both completely nature-derived,” said Markus Nahrwold, technical director at Minasolve.
Both fragrance agent and moisturizer are processed according to the principles of ‘green-chemistry’ and comply with COSMOS and Natrue industry standards.