TEGO® COSMO EPL is a multi-functional do-it-all personal care ingredient. This naturally renewable, fermentation derived ingredient can be used in skin, hair, and oral care formulations to deliver a broad range of active effects and improve feel.

This ingredient is made from bacterial fermentation composed of Epsilon-Poly-L-Lysine hydrochloride. Commonly used as a food preservative, ELP can be used at lower concentrations to protect hair and skin and improve the feel of cosmetic formulations.

TEGO® COSMO EPL has been shown to be safe for use in cosmetics with a wide range usage level. The recommended usage level ranges from 0.05% – 4%.


  • Body Care
  • Toothpaste and Mouthwash
  • Natural Cosmetics
  • Hair Conditioning and Hair Treatments
  • Face and Neck Care
  • Mens Care

Features & Benefits

  • Renew damaged hairs with repairing lipid loss
  • Enhance antimicrobial skin peptides for improved skin barrier functions
  • Improve formulation wear with film forming qualities
  • Multifunctional active ingredient
  • Water soluble


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INCI: PolyLysine Hydrochloride

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