As the public demand for sustainability is on the rise, cosmetic manufacturers have shifted to the production of more eco-friendly skincare products to remain relevant in the market. Manufacturers use a range of sources to manufacture these products. Here are some of the sources
Coconut and palm oils are used to extract fatty alcohols used as chemical surfactants. Other oils used include avocado oil and glycerine extracted from palm oil.
This is one of the renewable sources used, and the commonly used bacteria is deinococcus. The bacteria produce aromatic ingredients and pigments necessary in the cosmetic industry, creating its value in a million dollars.
Corn and soybeans are the most used products to manufacture alcohols, oils and derive biocatalysts and surfactants.
In summary, natural oils, bacterial and agricultural products are the primary sources of eco-friendly skincare products.