Natural Antioxidants

The trend for green and natural cosmetics has meant vegetable oils are more commonly used in emulsified and anhydrous formulations because these oils contain various compounds that are physiologically important for the skin. Fatty acids are oxidation-sensitive, so adding antioxidants to formulas is a common strategy. The challenge is that the natural ones typically used have issues associated with them—rosemary produces an odor and tocopherols can have GMO sourcing issues. Hallstar has acted on the market’s need for viable alternative natural antioxidants.