Saponlabs’ research on natural surfactants for cosmetic industry employs various models to mimic a human skin. Recently we have published a scientific paper comparing the action of synthetic and natural surfactants on two model skin layers. The paper entitled “Effect of synthetic surfactants and soapwort (Saponaria officinalis L.) extract on skin-mimetic model lipid monolayers” was published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal “Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Biomembranes”.

In September this year, Saponlabs completed the realization of work within the grant "Development of a series of natural shampoos without the addition of synthetic surfactants, especially SLS and SLES" as part of the INNOCHEM sector program, financed from Measure 1.2 (Sectoral R&D programs POIR 2014-2020).

On 18-21 June 2017, in Sitges, near Barcelona, ​​Spain, a meeting took place with more than 300 scientists from 48 countries exploring colloids and interfacial phenomena. During the 7th International Colloid Conference the SaponLabs team presented the first results of its research in the industrial research phase within the INNOCHEM POIR.01.02.00-00-0005 / 16 research project: "Developing a series of natural shampoos without the addition of synthetic surfactants, Especially SLS and SLES ".

We are currently investigating the foam formation abilities and foam stabilities of different Saponaria species. Saponaria belong to the Caryophyllaceae family and are native to Europe and Asia.

In October 2015, we began work on a new shampoo for our Swiss partner PhiBio. It has an SLS/SLES-free formulation based on Soapwort extract. Our major goal in this project is the complete elimination of all alkylsulfate products in the shampoo.

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