TEGOÂ® EmulprotÂ® is described as “An Innovative Natural Emulsifier Based on Milk and Sugar.” It is said to be “close to nature” and designed with green, natural cosmetics in mind, for facial, body care and baby care products.
TEGOÂ® EmulprotÂ® is produced by a biotech process. From what I have been able to find, in the U.S. that generally means it’s genetically engineered! That’s not natural according to my definition! But, of course, the term natural is not defined in the cosmetic and personal care product arena, so manufacturers can use it any way they like … and it appears that’s what they’re doing with TEGOÂ® EmulprotÂ®.
It’s based on hydrolyzed milk protein – a highly processed ingredient and source of hidden MSG – along with xanthan gum and guar gum. It’s INCI name is (INCI: Sodium Citrate, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Xanthan Gum, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Magnesium Stearate). INCI is the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients and is based upon scientific names.
TEGOÂ® EmulprotÂ® is said to fullfill the public requirements of the BDiH (certified natural cosmetics) and can be used within ECOCERT 2007 guidelines (European organization that defines standards for the promotion of natural substances of a superior ecological quality.)
The BDiH is supposed to exclude genetically-engineered ingredients. However, TEGOÂ® EmulprotÂ® is produced through a biotech process.
I suggest caution with this ingredient.
SymMollientÂ® W/S (INCI: Trideceth-9, PEG-5-isononanoate, Water (Aqua)) is a clear, colorless to light yellow liquid consisting of a mixture of a fatty-acid polyglycol ester and a fatty-alcohol polyglycol ether. SymMollientÂ® W/S is clearly soluble in aqueous surfactant solutions. It supports the solubilization of oils and oil-soluble ingredients in cosmetic formulations (such as perfume compositions, FrescolatÂ® ML, etc.).Â
Since it contains PEG, I don’t recommend it as PEGÂ compounds areÂ a source of possible contamination by the carcinogen 1,4-dioxane.
Anthelios SX is a new sunscreen ingredient composed of a mixture of three active ingredients, Ecamsule (new to US market) avobenzone and octocrylene.Â It offers UVA and UVB protection.
It still contains ingredients I don’t recommend. See Dying To Look Good, pages 36-38 for my recommendations for sun safety.
These ingredients have been added to the Ingredients Update page in the member area.