#alltheingredients: Eutanol G 16 S (INCI: Hexyldecyl stearate) – Guerbet ester

Hexyldecyl stearate is a clear, liquid, slower spreading Guerbet ester with a light but rich, “intense”, non-greasy skin feel. It can be used as a dimethicone substitute in hair care products as it increases shine and works as an emollient. You may also find this as isocetyl stearate. I’ve found it under the brand names...

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#alltheingredients: Ethylhexyl palmitate – Guerbet ester, low viscosity dimethicone substitute

You can find the home page for the Guerbet ester series by clicking this link! I’ll update it every time we meet a new ester! I’ll be referring quite a lot to the the combining emollients series in which we learned how properties like viscosity, surface tension, saturation, molecule size, molecule weight, molecule shape, polarity, and...

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Esters: What the heck are Guerbet esters?

If you want to start at the very beginning of the series on esters, check out the home page for esters that will be updated with every post. If you want to learn more about combining emollients, check out the home page for that series.  Now that we’re finished the combining emollients series, I thought we could take...

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Q&A: Why can this company include water in their sugar scrubs? Why doesn’t it dissolve the sugar?

In this month’s Q&A, Sehrish asked, I want to know that as it is said in sugar body scrub we should not add water based ingredient. So how tree hut’s body scrub is made i am just curious that how it is made in the ingredients list there are sugar, glycerine, poly 20, aqua, oil based ingredients...

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#alltheingredients: Isopropyl stearate (IPS) – an isopropyl ester

Isopropyl stearate (IPS) is an isopropyl ester related to isopropyl myristate (IPM), isopropyl palmitate (IPP), and isopropyl isostearate (IPIS). It’s a low viscosity, non-greasy, hydrophobic (water-hating) ester derived from stearic acid. To learn more about these isopropyl esters, check out this post on isomers and this post on comparing isopropyl esters! Click here to learn...

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