INCI NAME: Ethyl Oleate, Ethyl Stearate
LIPEX® SheaLuxe TR™
Lipex SheaLuxe TR has a similar sensory profile to low molecular weight dimethicone in terms of viscosity, spreadability, and skin feel during and after application. In addition to excellent functional benefits, its superior sustainability credentials set it apart from alkanes and other plant-based esters. As with many of these, Lipex SheaLuxe TR is readily biodegradable and uses renewable resources processed using low temperatures and non-toxic catalysts. But it goes one step further as a fully traceable, climate-compensated product.
Appearance: clear liquid at 20°C
Viscosity: 7 mPa-s @ 20 °C
Refractive index: 1,452
Cloud point: 18 °C
Recommended applications: oil-based serums, premium skin and hair care, and make-up primers.
Typical use concentrations: 1-20% in emulsions, 5-75% in oil serums, body oils and anhydrous formulations, 3-5% in hair conditioners and scalp treatments, and 10-70% in hair oils.
Certifications and standards: NATRUE Compliant, COSMOS Approved, Climate-compensated, China Compliant, Vegan-friendly, ISO derived natural index 1, Halal and Kosher
Features and benefits
- Lipex SheaLuxe TR is produced using only shea kernels from a segregated supply chain, fully traceable to the AAK Kolo Nafaso direct sourcing program in West Africa, meeting consumer demand for ingredients that positively contribute to social, economic, and environmental well-being.
Lipex SheaLuxe TR is one of our climate-compensated shea products, which means we have calculated and offset emissions with Gold Standard and Fairtrade carbon credits generated by a FairClimate Fund cookstove project in Burkina Faso that funds climate action in the shea supply base and directly improves the lives of local communities.
- Lipex SheaLuxe TR is expertly processed to offer similar sensory properties to low-viscosity dimethicone. It is colorless with a neutral odor, low viscosity, good spreadability, and a light, dry after-feel with no greasy residue, making it an excellent natural alternative.
- It is miscible with plant-based oils and butter. Additionally, it is compatible and miscible with ethanol, making it suitable for sun care oils.
Sensory tests versus dimethicone 3mPa.s
In sensory tests, Lipex SheaLuxe TR performed very similarly to dimethicone regarding lightness, dry and non-greasy residue, high spreadability, and a silky skin after-feel.
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