Enhancing Sustainability: AlgaPur™ HSHO Algae Oil

Posted by Carolina Ferrarezi Da Fonseca on 11/03/2023

At Lubrizol, we’re committed to setting a clear direction toward a sustainable future and developing solutions that are innovative and respectful of our planet. A great example of this commitment is our AlgaPūr™ High Stability High Oleic (HSHO) algae oil.

One of the most stable and luxurious liquid bio-based oils on the market, AlgaPūr™ HSHO algae oil delivers versatility in eco-friendly formulations for skin, hair and scalp care. It is a natural ingredient (according to ISO 16128), readily biodegradable, palm-free, suitable for halal and vegan formulations and fully traceable. It can be combined with or replace typical vegetable oils — and, in some instances, mineral oil.

Made from microalgae through a controlled fermentation process, AlgaPūr™ HSHO algae oil is produced in the absence of light which allows traceability and reproducibility to obtain a high-performing material batch after batch with a low environmental impact.

Today, there are more than 9,000 strains of microalgae available globally that are sourced from different environments including freshwater, saltwater, deserts and forests. Originally sourced from the sap of a chestnut tree, AlgaPūr™ HSHO algae oil is produced using sugarcane as feedstock, which makes it the perfect solution for eco-friendly formulations.

These benefits combine to result in an ingredient with a low environmental footprint thanks to its low land use, water consumption and carbon footprint from supply chain to manufacturing process.

Learn more about AlgaPūr™ HSHO algae oil.

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