Cosmetics / Pharmaceutics
The biological compatibility and surfactant activity of rhamnolipids support their use in cosmetics/pharmaceutics. In cosmetic/pharmaceutic applications, biosurfactants have been used to inhibit bacterial growth, lyse microbial cells or spores, stimulate enzymes, and disrupt the adhesion of pathogenic organisms to solid surfaces. Rhamnolipids are mild to the skin and can promote dermal regeneration and wound healing. They may be used as effective cleaners, emulsifiers and foaming agents in most personal care products. Additionally, they can be used in bath and hair care products or as an adjunct in cosmetic/pharmaceutic products.