Lignovations functional ingredient unlocking the power of lignin.
COLLOIDAL LIGNIN PARTICLES
LignoGuard® is an award-winning bio-based multifunctional ingredient carefully manufactured from upcycled lignin, a naturally occurring component of plants found abundantly in nature.
Lignovations' patented Colloidal Technology makes Lignin's natural protective properties available for cosmetic products.
LignoGuard® can serve as a SPF booster, antioxidant and emulsion stabilizer. This versatility helps to improve products in a wide range of applications including sun care, BB/CC creams, face masks, creams, make up and anti-aging products.
By enhancing performance and replacing synthetic ingredients, LignoGuard® not only contributes to product excellence but also aligns with sustainable practices, making it a choice that champions both effectiveness and eco-consciousness.
LignoGuard® is developed and manufactured in Austria with a focus on scientifically proven efficacy and sustainability.
AWARD WINNING INGREDIENT
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LignoGuard® boosts the performance of synthetic and mineral UV filters enabling an increase in SPF and a reduction of UV filters (in-vivo). Mineral formulations additionally benefit from elimination of the white cast.
Due to its natural phenolic structure, LignoGuard® helps to protect cells and oils from damage caused by free radicals (in-vitro).
The unique physical properties of LignoGuard® allow its colloidal particles to align at the interface of the oil and water phase, making emulsions more stable (‘Pickering Effect’).
LIGNOGUARD® IN LABELS & NUMBERS
- Boosts SPF by up to 50% (in-vivo)
- Reduces oxidative stressors in cells by 84% (in-vitro)
- Improves product and emulsion stability
- Approved for natural cosmetics (COSMOS, NaTrue)
- Safe for use on sensitive skin (Dermatest)
- Increases the sustainability profile of end products
WE CARE ABOUT
LignoGuard® is of 100% natural origin according to ISO16128. The lignin is sourced from modern biorefineries that primarily use upcycled biomass originating from European wood processing residues.
The lignin often is only used for energy production by being burnt. At Lignovations, the lignin is reused and upcycled to add value to a variety of products.
0% Harmful Chemicals
Lignovations' process works without using any harmful chemicals or modifications and is Cosmetic-GMP certified. Consequently, LignoGuard® is COSMOS and NaTrue approved as well as labeled as 'excellent' by Dermatest for its compatibility with sensitive skin.
HOW IT WORKS
Lignin consists of heterogenous particles, which cause strong agglomeration and instable emulsions. Lignovations developed a patented technology with which this material is turned into homogenous colloidal particles with no agglomeration, improving emulsion stability.
USE THE POWER OF LIGNIN
Are you interested in working with lignin, would like to receive more information about LignoGuard® or request a sample? We are happy to hear from you!
COLLABORATE TO INNOVATE
Lignin has untapped potential in a variety of high-value applications. We partner with businesses looking to make bold advances in the production of renewable and recyclable materials.
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