Antiox GT® is an oily complex combining five components all of natural origin. It was designed using an original approach involving what we call the antioxidant polar paradox—adding one or more antioxidants of a more polar nature to an oil to encourage their organization and facilitate contact between polyunsaturated fatty acids and oxygen. Antiox GT® protects anhydrous formulations from oxidation naturally and efficiently and is the best solution yet to stop the rancidity of makeup.
The trend for green and natural cosmetics has meant vegetable oils are more commonly used in emulsified and anhydrous formulations because these oils contain various compounds that are physiologically important for the skin. Fatty acids are oxidation-sensitive, so adding antioxidants to formulas is a common strategy. The challenge is that the natural ones typically used have issues associated with them—rosemary produces an odor and tocopherols can have GMO sourcing issues. Hallstar has acted on the market’s need for viable alternative natural antioxidants.