All-Nutrient is the first and only haircolor in the world to contain Zemea® propanediol, a 100% vegetable-derived compound used to replace petroleum-derived materials. Devoted to the research and production of sustainable, all-natural products, it’s no surprise All-Nutrient is the first to utilize this revolutionary ingredient of natural origin.
“We are thrilled to use Zemea® propanediol in our haircolor,” says Chuck Frank, Founder and enthused Chemist of All-Nutrient hair care. “This renewably sourced, pure form of 1,3-propanediol reduces the world’s reliance on petroleum-based chemicals. Even more, it’s performance is far more superior to its harmful oil-derived alternatives, like propylene glycol (1,2-propanediol), butylene glycol (1,3-butanediol) or glycerin, that are used in most hair color brands. Because of its all-natural properties,we are able to offer a hair color that prevents skin irritation or sensitization, improves moisturization, and keeps the hair healthy.”
Zemea® propanediol, a 100% corn-derived compound, is the 100% natural and petroleum-free glycol alternative for the cosmetics and personal care market. Approved by Ecocert™ and certified by the Natural Products Association (NPA), Zemea® is a USDA certified organic ingredient. Produced at DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProduct’s manufacturing plant in Tennessee, Zemea® is free of GMO, testing negative for the presence of genetically modified corn traits and genetic material from the fermentation-based process.
Like DuPont, All-Nutrient is continuously broadening its sustainability commitments. The production of this earth-friendly compound consumes 40% less energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 20% when compared to oil-derived propanediol (used in most hair color). Zemea® is also certified as readily biodegradable based on an Organization for Economic C0-Operation and Development (OECD) Guideline Test for Biodegradation.
Chuck concludes, “This bio-based ingredient gives our company the ability to replace petroleum-derived materials with high-performance, biodegradable solutions that not only significantly reduce the environmental impact of our products, but ensure our customers are using the finest and healthiest hair color in the industry.”
Zemea® propanediol Certifications:
- EcoCert™ – Approved as an ingredient of natural origin
- Natural Products Association (NPA) – Certified natural ingredient for Personal Care and Home Care
- s-GRAS – Safe for use as a food ingredient in same categories/concentrations as PG
- DfE – EPA’s Design for the Environment – First solvent approved under this program USP-FCC
- USDA 100% Bio-Based
Source: DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts http://www.duponttateandlyle.com/zemea