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Ethylhexylglycerin - the multifunctional molecule
ethylhexylglycerin is a globally approved, versatile and multifunctional additive as well as a very effective deodorant active. As an emollient and mild humectant it improves the skin feel of cosmetic formulations.
It reliably inhibits the growth and multiplication of odour-causing bacteria, while at the same time not affecting the beneficial skin flora. Additionally, it can boost the efficacy of traditional preservatives and acts as an antimicrobial stabiliser in combination with other cosmetic ingredients.
ethylhexylglycerin is a representative of the 1-alkyl glycerine ethers. It is a high purity, colourless and almost odourless liquid with excellent properties for use in cosmetic formulations.
In the year 1992 ethylhexylglycerin (sensiva® SC 50) was introduced to the cosmetic market as a commercial product. It is a skin care additive and deodorant active. As a new substance it is listed on the ELINCS file.
- skin care additive
- booster of cosmetic alcohols and glycols
- multifunctional cosmetic ingredient
- improves skin feel of cosmetic formulations
- medium spreading emollient
- effective against odour causing Gram positive bacteria
- enhancer for traditional preservative systems
- boosting and fixating of fragrance ingredients
The best new technology can fail if the tactile properties of a cosmetic product are not acceptable.
Sensory attributes, such as spreading, tackiness, greasiness or absorption, play an important role in formulating cosmetics. Only a combination of optimal sensory properties combined with functionality will result in an excellent product. Emollient properties and rheology are obviously important formulation parameters for skin application. As these cannot be measured by any test method, expert panels are necessary to evaluate them in sensory assessment tests.
Some actives used in cosmetic formulations can negatively influence sensory attributes. Glycerine used in high amounts is known to impair the tactile properties of cosmetic formulations while on the other hand having very good moisturising properties.
Emollients in a balanced combination can help to improve the tactile properties of cosmetic emulsions. Beside their emollient character, some ingredients meet many other demands in cosmetic formulations. Some multifunctional cosmetic additives can be used as moisturiser or solubiliser. Several of them show certain antimicrobial efficacy or can improve the efficacy of traditional preservative actives.
|Appearance:||clear, colourless - nearly colourless|
|pH-value:||6 - 8|
|Boiling point:||145°C (9 hPa)|
|Solidification point:||< -76°C|
|Water solubility (22°C):||approx. 1.8 g/l|
|Viscosity (Brookfield-RVT, 20°C, Spindle 1/20 Upm):||approx. 144 mPa s|
Different applications for ethylhexylglycerin
- Self-preserving Systems
- Preservative Booster
- Skin Care Additive
- Deodorant Active
- Perfume Fixative
Products with ethylhexylglycerin
sensiva® SC 50 is pure ethylhexylglycerin (>99%). As multifunctional additive sensiva® SC 50 provides several properties to cosmetic formulations. As an excellent booster it is an indispensable component of many schülke products. In the euxyl® range it enhances the capacity of preservatives, in sensiva® blends the activity of antimicrobial substances and in sensidin® DO the deodorant efficacy is increased. Let ethylhexylglycerin make your product a success!
Multifunctional Cosmetic Ingredients containing ethylhexylglycerin
Active in so many ways: the multifunctional additives in sensiva® products.
sensiva® SC 50
sensiva® SC 10
caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin
sensiva® PA 20
phenethyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin
A combination product specifically developed for deodorants.
propylene glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, octenidine HCl
Cosmetic Preservatives containing ethylhexylglycerin
Always a big challenge in cosmetics production: protection from microbial contamination.
euxyl® PE 9010
euxyl® K 350
phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylene glycol, ethylhexylglycerin
euxyl® K 701
phenoxyethanol, benzoic acid, dehydroacetic acid, ethylhexylglycerin
euxyl® K 702
phenoxyethanol, benzoic acid, dehydroacetic acid, aqua, ethylhexylglycerin, polyaminopropyl biguanide
euxyl® K 900
benzyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerinReference:http://www.ethylhexylglycerin.com/ethylhexylglycerin