Press release
Personal Care
June 21, 2007

An Innovative Natural Emulsifier Based on Milk and Sugar

TEGO® Emulprot®

Degussa’s business line Goldschmidt Personal Care introduces a unique emulsifier and texturizer that is close to nature and especially designed for “green” natural cosmetic applications such as facial and body care as well as baby care products.

TEGO® Emulprot® is a PEG-free O/W emulsifier based on natural milk and sugar which is produced by a biotechnological process. It thickens, emulsifies and stabilizes oily phases and makes it possible to produce very soft and creamy textures. This emulsifier enables formulators working with pure natural oils to reduce the typical tacky and greasy effect and provide customers a pleasant skin feel

Formulations with TEGO® Emulprot® are stable without additional thickeners. The new emulsifier can be used with all common cosmetic oils but it is especially able to emulsify high levels of natural oils.

TEGO® Emulprot® is available as a powder and it is suitable for hot processing. The recommended usage concentration should be 2.5 – 5.0 percent. The innovative technology of this product is based on hydrolyzed milk protein in combination with Xanthan and Guar Gum (INCI: Sodium Citrate, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Xanthan Gum, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Magnesium Stearate).

TEGO® Emulprot® fullfills the public requirements of the BDiH and can be used within ECOCERT 2007 guidelines.


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