Press release
Personal Care
November 7, 2008

Natural Bipolymer For Effective Skin Protection


TEGO® Cosmo LSG is a highly effective, naturally derived Beta-Glucan (Scleroglucan) for cosmetic skin care formu-lations.

Due to the low molecular weight its inherent thickening properties are reduced and the usage concentration in cosmetic formulations can be increased. The large water-binding capacity, soothing properties and positive effects on the skin barrier combined with its silky skin feel make TEGO® Cosmo LSG an ideal active ingredient for formulations targeted for skin protection.

TEGO® Cosmo LSG is obtained via fermentation. It is water-soluble, biodegradable, non-toxic and easy to handle. In formulations it can be added to the water phase. The recommended usage concentration is 0.2%-1.5%.

Company information

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany which operates in three business areas: Chemicals, Energy and Real Estate. Evonik is a global leader in specialty chemicals, an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our strengths are creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2007 about 43,000 employees generated sales of about €14.4 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of more than €2.2 billion.


In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.