LC Herbasol Extracts (LC = Lead compounds) comprise a class of standardized liquid extracts optimized for cosmetic applications.
The quality and batch-to-batch consistency of botanical extracts is crucial for their application as a raw material in the cosmetic industry. However, their phytochemical composition depends often on a variety of intrinsic and extrinsic factors such as
seasonalvariations, harvesting methods, storage conditions and the extraction process.
In order to have a marker for the quality and phytochemical composition of a certain extract, the concept of lead compounds has been introduced. Lead compounds are defined molecules or a defined class of substances being most typical for a given
extract. In most cases, they also represent the active constituent of the extract which is responsible for its intended cosmetic or pharmaceutic activity.
For LC Herbasol botanical extracts a range has been defined for each lead compound and extract. The mild and controlled manufacturing process together with our certified GMP procedures ensure a high level of reproducibility and consistency in production.
The chemical standardization of LC Herbasol botanical extracts has been developed and optimized individually for each lead compound. Consequently, for the in-process-controls and the characterization of the final product, tailor-made analytical methods have been developed:
• High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) for quantification
• High-performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) for identity and visualisation of extract complexity.
See the attached brochure for available grades, or contact ProTec to discuss your requirements.