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December 30, 2020

'Green Chemistry' firm debuts new cosmetics ingredients

Photo | P2 Science

Woodbridge-based P2 Science Inc. launched a new line of plant-based biodegradable ingredients this month that can be used in cosmetics and toiletries.

The new patented line, Citrolatum, is billed as an alternative to petrolatum, as it has a similar consistency.

P2 Science, a renewable chemistry company, has a manufacturing plant in Naugatuck and a research lab in Woodbridge, and its products are typically used in the flavor, fragrance and cosmetics markets.

The company anticipates commercial production of the new product line will start shortly at its Naugatuck facility.

Neil Burns, CEO of P2 Science, said the company developed the product line in response to requests from customers.

“Customers have been asking us for months if we have the capability to supply anything that looks and acts like petrolatum but is bioderived,” Burns said in an announcement. “We believe formulators will find the answer in our Citrolatum line – a technical achievement that we are proud to bring to market.”

According to the company, the line can be used in lip care, skin care and hair care applications, and is environmentally-friendly. 

The company was co-founded by Paul Anastas, a professor and head of the Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. 

Investors in P2 include BASF Venture Capital, Xeraya Capital, Elm Street Ventures, Connecticut Innovations, Ironwood Capital, HG Ventures and Chanel. 

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