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Totara Tree New ZealandTotarol

  • Totarol™ is extracted from recycled Podocarpus totara heartwood using supercritical CO2.
  • Totarol™ is a natural and organic raw material for use in skin and oral care applications as well as other cosmetic and medical applications.
  • Sustainable and natural extraction methods are used to produce Totarol™ products.
  • Totarol™ is a natural extract enriched in the aromatic diterpenoid, Totarol: C20H30O.
  • It also contains other bioactives related in structure to Totarol.
  • Antibacterial Activity: Totarol™ is active against acne and tooth decay bacteria, and is one of the rare phytochemicals active against penicillin and methicillin resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Antioxidant Activity: Totarol™ strongly inhibits lipid peroxidation and scavenges ROS (reactive oxygen species)
  • BioGro Certified

What is Totarol™ used for?

  • It can be used as a preservative base but has to be combined with an anti-mould substance.
  • The percentage of Totarol™ powder to use should be around 0.2% for general applications and 0.5% for anti-acne treatment.

Raw material supply

  • There is an abundant supply of the raw material (dead wood) from the native totara tree available.
  • Mende Biotech Ltd have developed a novel, patented, supercritical extraction process to manufacture our unique ingredient Totarol™.


Liquid K7 Totarol

 A natural low hazard rated 25% Totarol™ water dispersible multi-functional concentrate for use as a cosmetic ingredient

 Key Features

  • All ingredients are organic or natural in certification
  • Water dispersible
  • Low hazard rated ingredients
  • Broad spectrum preservation system -multi-functional
  • Stable activity levels
  • Effective over a pH range of 5 to 7
  • Broad compatibility with cosmetic ingredients
  • No animal testing
  • Non–sensitizing and non-irritating
  • Improves skin moisture content


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