Minasolve® releases A-LEEN® Aroma-3 and E-LEEN® Green A, antimicrobial solutions for personal care based on nature-derived
phenylpropanol. Produced from renewable materials, Minasolve’s new fragrance agent and skin moisturizer are innovative alternatives for preserving the quality of cosmetic products.
Beuvry-La-Forêt, France, October 10, 2018 – Minasolve®, the affiliate of the Minafin Group producing bio-based ingredients for the cosmetics industry, today announces the release of A-LEEN® Aroma-3 and E-LEEN® Green A, two new universal personal care solutions offering natural antimicrobial protection over a large pH range.
A‑LEEN Aroma-3 is a mild perfuming agent. E-LEEN Green A, a skin-moisturizer and skin conditioner, is among a fast-growing number of personal care ingredients using the multifunctional compound bio-based
Minasolve sees its new perfume agent A-LEEN Aroma-3 and skin moisturizer E-LEEN Green A with
“Both A-LEEN® Aroma-3 and E-LEEN® Green A respond to consumer demands for safer, milder and nature-based cosmetics, free of fragrance allergens and harsh preservatives,” said Emmanuel
A-LEEN Aroma-3 is a mild perfuming agent and the first fully nature-derived version of
A-Leen Aroma-3 is produced using Cassia essential oil, which is traditionally obtained by steam distillation from the leaves and branches of the Chinese cinnamon tree (Cinnamomum cassia).
E-Leen Green A is a mildly perfumed skin-moisturizer and skin conditioner. It is water-soluble up to 3%, thus ideal for clear, water-based products. It combines Pentiol Green+™ with the lipophilic phenylpropanol, which therefore remains predominantly in the water phase of emulsions. This contributes significantly to the broad antimicrobial effect of E-Leen® Green A. Its antimicrobial effect is achieved regardless of the pH value.
“E-Leen® Green A is probably the first solution for keeping natural cosmetics self-preserved at any pH level. This unique ingredient represents the synergistic combination of a humectant and a fragrance – both completely nature-derived,” said Markus Nahrwold, technical director at Minasolve.
Founded in 2007, Minasolve is a supplier of premium and innovative solutions for cosmetic applications based on green and sustainable production processes. The company combines its expertise in renewable resource chemicals with 10 years of experience in the cosmetics industry. It focuses on multipurpose ingredients for self-preserved cosmetics. With head offices in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, and a production facility in Beuvry-La-Forêt, France, Minasolve has strong synergies with other affiliates of the Minafin Group, mainly Pennakem and Minakem.
Founded in 2005, Minafin is a French private industrial company specialized in fine chemistry. It generated more than €180M in revenues in 2017 and employs 800+ employees. Its activities include industrial subcontracting, development of chemical syntheses and industrial scale-up of custom-made processes as well as proprietary products with high added value for the pharmacy, cosmetics, agriculture and high-tech industries. The group has six manufacturing sites: two in the US, two in France, one in Germany and one in Belgium. Strong synergies exist between all affiliates of Minafin: Minasolve, Minakem, Pennakem, Pressure Chemicals and Minascent.