INCI Name: Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer , Diheptyl Succinate
Origin: 100% Natural containing sustainably sourced vegetable material.
Production Method: Capryloyl= caprylic acid from Coconut, Glycerine = a bi-product of fatty acid production from coconut. Sebacic Acid = from castor oil. The reaction is 100% renewable and involves the use of no solvents or petrochemicals. The only by-product of the reaction is water and the process is highly energy efficient. This represents green chemistry at its best!
Appearance, Odour: This is a crystal clear pourable liquid. It has a strong characteristic odour which can be off-putting at first. However, once formulated into a base the aroma either disapears or can be masked by a fragrance, essential oil or preservative. The slightly plastic-like odour is recognisable as sebacic acid is used in the production of many industrial products including polymers and plasticisers. It is however, completely natural.
Application: This is a great natural alternative to dimethicone 350 fluid as it gives a high shine, has excellent spreading properties and is also great at pigment wetting and dispersing. It can be used as an emollient in skin care products or as part of a hair conditioning formula. It is also useful in suncare and colour cosmetics.
Use Levels: from 1-10% added to the oil phase.
Note: This is not a drop-in replacement to dimethicone but it does have very similar properties and feel. Therefore it is necessary to run some trials before adopting this new technology.
New Directions Australia Pty Ltd. does not supply food grade raw materials and therefore cannot waive GST.
Prior to use: Customers should always refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet / Specification Sheet OR the ingredients label as affixed to each product which are current at the time of supply of the product.
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