AqStar™ M1 Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

Aqdot Limited has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label for AqStar™ M1, its high performing emulsifier for personal care.

AqStar M1 will now display a unique USDA label that highlights its 91% biobased content.

Although AqStar M1 was only launched in 2018, it has already reached the consumer market and drawn interest from more than 100 companies, attracted by the stability of a naturally derived and versatile emulsifier with distinctive, prestige aesthetics.

Both ISO 16128 certified and non-genetically modified, AqStar M1 provides the formulation flexibility to produce a wide range of oil-in-water emulsions for hand, face, and body with characteristics of water-in-oil performance.

It accommodates polar and non-polar emollients of any Hydrophile-Lipophile Balance (HLB) requirement, as well as challenging aqueous ingredients (including extracts and preservatives) across a wide pH range and produces highly stable formulations with high levels of inorganic pigments and particulates.

AqStar M1 emulsions are glossy, show consistent and easy coverage on the skin, and dispense well from pumps, airless pumps, tubes or bottles, and even sprays.

A portfolio of proven off-the-shelf body, face and sunscreen AqStar M1 product concept formulations is available on request.

Aqdot CEO Tim Wright said “Aqdot is proud to have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label. Today’s beauty consumer wants more naturally derived products, and we believe our new Biobased Certification for AqStar M1 will bring terrific benefits for formulators seeking high performing, versatile emulsifiers with proven high biobased content.”

“This success for AqStar M1, which follows on from last year’s award of Platinum Cradle to Cradle™ Material Health Certification, underlines Aqdot’s commitment to offer products that enable our customers to introduce differentiated brands while making a truly positive impact on the environment.”

AqStar M1 is distributed by ChemSpec in the US and Grolman in the EU.

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