HINOLINE®, broad-spectrum plant-derived antimicrobial ingredient


INCI: Aqua, Levulinic Acid, Hinokitiol

Your natural anti-ageing composition with antimicrobial properties.

HINOLINE® is a synergistic combination of plant-derived, high-purity Hinokitiol and Levulinic Acid. Broad-spectrum anti-microbial properties with no negative impact on human microbiota. A natural preservation booster, in-vivo trials have also proven HINOLINE® to possess anti-acne properties, to reduce the signs of photo-ageing, as well as to boost Collagen III and endogenous hyaluronic acid level.

In Preservation Challenge Tests, HINOLINE® has shown broad spectrum anti-microbial activity when used alone (approx. 1 – 2%) or combined with other multi-functional substances (e.g. Butylene Glycol and Pentylene Glycol).

Natural Hinokitiol is extracted from sawdust of Aomori Hiba, an ornamental tree from Japan also known as «The tree of life» for its incredible lifespan and resilience against environmental aggression. It is grown for its valuable wood, which is durable and scented. Natural Levulinic Acid is obtained from biofermentation of sugar cane.


Global demand for greener cosmetic products has been steadily increasing for nearly two decades, prompting formulators to be on a constant quest for natural and effective ingredients. In recent years, the use of natural and sustainable materials has been evolving and more complex trends have emerged, such as the use of substances that deliver multiple benefits as well as the use of waste materials and by-products of various industries as a source of ingredients for cosmetic applications.

Green Chemistry, applied on waste materials and by-products of various industries, is the key to producing cosmetic ingredients with a more favourable environmental footprint. HINOLINE®, a combination of Hinokitiol and Levulinic Acid patented by GreenPharma and exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by AMITA UK, meets all these requirements whilst being an effective and easy-to-use antimicrobial.


Discover more about HINOLINE® and its benefits here: https://www.amitahc.com/personal-care-make-up/hinoline-full-spectrum-antimicrobial-ingredient/