P2 Science launches biorenewable cosmetics ingredient, alternative to D5 volatile silicone

September 13, 2020 |

In Connecticut, P2 Science, Inc. launched a new, bioderived and patented alternative to volatile silicones, built on the Citropol platform and commercial manufacturing of it has already begun. Called Citropol V5, like all members of the Citropol platform, is made from wood and is also biodegradable and biocompatible.

Commercial manufacturing of the new product has already started at P2’s green chemistry manufacturing facility in Naugatuck, CT. Samples and product literature are available at the company’s website, and products can be ordered directly on the company’s e-store – also on the website.

“The market has, for many years, been looking for good alternatives to volatile D5 silicones in cosmetics. We are really pleased to be able to offer something with a performance profile that is superior to D5 in some key respects” said Neil Burns, CEO of P2. He added, “This product looks and feels like a silicone. It rubs to a smooth, silky finish on the skin. On hair, it’s tendency to build up is significantly less than D5. Consumers have told us that buildup is something they are anxious to avoid. V5 solves that huge problem for them.”

Citropol V5 is the third commercial product to come out of P2’s proprietary Citropol series.  Last month, the company pledged to support the planting of a tree for every kg of Citropol sold. P2 Science has a product launch schedule comprising of at least one new product per month until the end of 2020.

P2 Science is renewable chemistry company, co-founded by Professor Paul Anastas, head of the Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. P2 has developed and patented green chemistry technologies for converting renewable feedstocks into high-value specialty products. Investors in P2 include BASF Venture Capital, Xeraya Capital, Elm Street Ventures, Connecticut Innovations, Ironwood Capital, HG Ventures and Chanel. The company started up its first manufacturing plant in September of 2018 which produces novel renewable aroma chemicals and cosmetic ingredients.

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