Natural jojoba film delivers enhanced hydration

Liponate™ Jojoba NatFilm brings the benefits of jojoba esters to skin and hair in a new format. It provides a protective film and is easily dispersible in water-based applications.

Liponate™ Jojoba NatFilm (INCI: Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters (and) Jojoba Esters (and) Water) from Vantage is an optimised mixture of jojoba esters and hydrolysed jojoba esters. This retains the skin and hair benefits of jojoba esters while easing the incorporation of the ingredient in water-based formulations. Hydrolysed jojoba esters transform the sensorial profile of formulations to add softness, spreadability and a subtle thickness, while keeping the fast absorption benefit of jojoba oil.

Increase the moisturisation benefits of skin care creams, lotions and serums using Liponate™ Jojoba NatFilm

Liponate™ Jojoba NatFilm demonstrates film properties that contribute to synergistically boost the moisturising effect of humectants like glycerine. Wetting properties of the film created by Liponate™ Jojoba NatFilm hints at the ability of the ingredient to create a protective film the surface of skin or hair which contributes to its water-resistant properties.

Moisture-boosting ingredient

A simple O/W cream formula was created to evaluate the moisturising performance of Liponate™ Jojoba NatFilm. The formulation contains glycerine as its primary humectant, which is a cost-effective moisturising agent found in many applications for skin, body and hand care, or wipes.

Because of its film forming properties and excellent compatibility with glycerine, Liponate™Jojoba NatFilm creates a moisturising layer when intertwined with glycerine, boosting the moisturising effect. Liponate™ NatFilm synergistically works with glycerine to improve the moisturising effect of O/W creams. It can also be incorporated at low concentration (0.5%) in sulphate-based cleansing formulations to help increase viscosity.

Formulation tips and advice

Mixing is recommended before using the product to guarantee the best homogeneity. It can be incorporated in water but a pre-dispersion in a glycerol/ glycol solvents is required (e.g., glycerine, propylene glycol…) and is insoluble in ethanol.

Due to its high pH value (pH ~11), neutralisation is needed using acid agents (e.g. citric acid, lactic acid or stearic acid), according to the final application (skin care creams and lotions ~pH: 5.5; hair conditioning ~pH: 4.0).

Applications include skin care creams, lotions and serums; sunscreens; body butters; shave and after-shave products; bath and shower gels; bar soaps and antiperspirants. Hair care applications include shampoos, conditioners, leave-in treatments, hair masks and hair dyes.

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