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.