Author archive for Megan Hopkins

  • What Are The Top Clean Beauty Ingredients Biosurfactants Locus Ingredients

    What Are The Top Clean Beauty Ingredients? Biosurfactants.

    New fermentation technology is advancing the use of sophorolipid biosurfactants as top clean beauty ingredients in sustainable cosmetic and personal…

  • 3 Reasons Why HI&I Formulators Are Switching to Biosurfactants

    While consistent washing and sanitizing is good for personal and public health, it has raised an array of concerns about…

  • Going Sulfate-Free The safer, milder alternative Locus Ingredients

    Going Sulfate-Free: The safer, milder alternative

    Sulfates. It’s a term you probably hear often. Sulfates are surfactant ingredients commonly found in personal care formulations with great foaming and cleansing abilities.…

  • The Dark Side of 1,4-Dioxane Why Safer Alternatives are a Must Locus Ingredients

    The Dark Side of 1,4-Dioxane: Why Safer Alternatives are a Must

    Consumers are becoming more knowledgeable about which ingredients to avoid in cosmetics and personal care formulations.  But there’s a hidden catch…toxic chemicals can exist in a product formulation…

  • Surface Tensio Critical Micelle Concentration Locus Ingredients

    Surface Tension…Critical Micelle Concentration…

    Personal care formulators use surfactants, and now biosurfactants, as emulsifiers, solubilizers, cleansers, wetters and foamers, but how exactly do they…

  • Hit the “Niche of Success” in Personal Care Formulation Locus Ingredients

    Hit the “Niche of Success” in Personal Care Formulation

    What is most interesting is how the forces in each of the 3 spheres of influence have gotten stronger over the past ten years. Further, over time the “niche of…

  • Fact in Surfactants Part 1 Overview Locus Ingredients

    Putting the FACT in Surfactants: Surfactant Overview

    Biosurfactants have been recognized as the best alternative to surfactants due to their superior performance, versatility and lower usage rates.…

  • The Birth of a New Company

    Welcome to Locus Performance Ingredients, a new operating company of Locus FS dedicated to developing performance-driven, sustainable ingredients to replace…