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Novel cosmetic formulations containing a biosurfactant from Lactobacillus paracasei

  • COLLOIDS AND SURFACES B-BIOINTERFACES, 155, 522-529, 2017

Publisher: Elsevier

Abstract

Cosmetic and personal care products including toothpaste, shampoo, creams, makeup, among others, are usually formulated with petroleum-based surfactants, although in the last years the consume trend for “green” products is inducing the replacement of surface-active agents in these formulations by natural surfactants, so-called biosurfactants. In addition to their surfactant capacity, many biosurfactants can act as good emulsifiers, which is an extra advantage in the preparation of green cosmetic products. In this work, a biosurfactant obtained from Lactobacillus paracasei was used as a stabili ...

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