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A functional ingredient made from upcycled biomass lignin to replace harmful chemicals in consumer products

March 2023
Gallery LignoGuard 1
Gallery LignoGuard 1


LignoGuard is a bio-based multifunctional ingredient derived from upcycled biomass lignin. LignoGuard unlocks the protective functions of lignin for many consumer products such as cosmetics, coatings, and packaging. For example, it can be used in cosmetics to protect the skin from the damaging influences of sunlight, oxidation, and other stressors. At Lignovations, we believe that natural resources are precious and should be used to their best potential. LignoGuard is sourced from wood waste and produced without any harmful chemicals to unlock lignin’s natural functions for cosmetic products. Our ingredients have passed a regulatory safety assessment and have been awarded the eco-label “COSMOS Certified” confirming its sustainability.

Label Date March 31, 2023
From Austria
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For New clients, Partners, Network

The environmental benefits

  • Reducing the amount of UV filters by 50% in cosmetics and even more in other applications
  • 40% better antioxidant performance than Vitamin C/E
  • 50% reduction in harmful UV filters
  • 100% upcycled material

The Financial benefits

  • Reduction of problematic chemicals by 50%
  • Reduction of formulation cost by 10%

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Company Profile

Lignovations GmbH

Lignovations makes functional ingredients from upcycled biomass lignin to replace harmful chemicals in consumer products

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Headquarters 3400, Autriche
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