Usnea Lichen CO2-to extract, water dispersible
INCI: Usnea barbata CO2 Extract
Dosage: 0,2 - 0,8%
By supercritical fluid extraction with natural carbon dioxide, no solvent residues, no inorganic salts and no
heavy metals. The usnea lichen CO2extract is cleaned up in a second step to practically pure usnic acid,
which is formulated with sunflower oil (organic) and emulsifiers to a standardized and water dispersible
Antimicrobial usnic acids, sunflower oil (organic) and a mixture of emulsifiers. Emuslifiers are based on
renewable resources, completely biodegradable, nontoxic and PEGfree.
Multifunctional cosmetic ingredient with deodorising properties and supporting microbial stability. A
challenge testing has proved the efficacy against various germs. Dispersible in the water phase of cosmetic
formulas, recommended also in combination with preservatives; protective effect against UVBmedicated
inflammatory skin conditions by PGE2 inhibition.
As a result of possible allergic reactions (Atranol and Chloratranol), the product is no longer approved for the cosmetics market. You may continue to use this CO2 extract in your own products, but finished goods may not be sold!