#alltheingredients: Sensolene (INCI: Ethylhexyl olivate) – Guerbet ester, liquid emollient

We met this ester in Shiny Things, volume 2!, in which we made a facial serum, vitamin packed facial serum, creamy chamomile & aloe facial cleansing milk, and a silicone cream formula with Sepigel 305. Let’s take another look at this interesting ester!  You can find the home page for this ester series by clicking this...

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#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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#alltheingredients: Behenyl Behenate, simple ester – lotion & oil thickener and vegan beeswax substitute

I have been collecting so many ingredients over the last few years, and I’m slowly going through them here on the blog and in my e-books, offering profiles and formulas so you can get to know these awesome ingredients too! Today’s ingredient is part of the solid ester series we finished a while ago! Quick...

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