As every parent knows, a bag of frozen veggies is a great solution for treating common injuries like bumps and strains. Peas in particular are convenient because the bag easily conforms to the shape of the part of the body it’s applied to. But, as MaryCarol Dolivier, the inventor of the FrozenPeaz found out after treating her own injury, peas refreeze into clumps that are not nearly as comfy as when they were originally flash frozen. Typical packs based on petroleum glycols and glycerin, though, don’t quite have the convenient texture of peas.
MaryCarol decided to come up with a product that works like frozen peas, but refreezes with ease thanks to Dupont’s Zemea propanediol balls. Zemea propanediol is a material used in cosmetics and skin care products that’s made from fermented corn syrup. It refreezes well and maintains cold or heat longer than typical gel packs, and purportedly feels much like a bag of real peas.
More about Zemea propanediol:
Zemea® Propanediol, from Tate & Lyle BioProducts, is an innovative,skin-friendly, 100% natural glycol alternative approved by Ecocert and the Natural Products Association. It is used as a humectant or natural solvent in cosmetics and personal care products. It is also used in a variety of home and industrial cleaning products as a natural solvent and enzyme stabilizer. Zemea® is petroleum-free, environmentally sustainable and is certified by the USDA as 100% biobased.
Benefits include its high purity, lack of skin irritation or sensitization, improved humectancy, excellent aesthetics and environmentally sustainable nature. Recent studies have shown that Zemea® can boost the efficacy of preservatives, potentially reducing the amount of preservatives needed in your formulation.