After 3 years of intensive research on surface activity of saponins, the first peer-reviewed scientific paper with an affiliation of SaponLabs has just been published in Journal of Surfactants of  Detergents (John Wiley & Sons, Inc). Although soapwort (Saponaria officinalis, L.) has been known for centuries as a rich source of biosurfactants, their characterisation was still missing.

We are currently investigating the foam formation abilities and foam stabilities of different Saponaria species. Saponaria belong to the Caryophyllaceae family and are native to Europe and Asia.

In October 2015, we began work on a new shampoo for our Swiss partner PhiBio. It has an SLS/SLES-free formulation based on Soapwort extract. Our major goal in this project is the complete elimination of all alkylsulfate products in the shampoo.

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