#alltheingredients: Isoeicosane – C20 hydrocarbon (light, non-greasy, satiny feeling emollient)

Let’s finish off what’s accidentally became isomer month by meeting icoeicosane, a non-volatile hydrocarbon related to dodecane, isododecane, Neossance® Hemisqualane, squalane, icohexadecane, and the others. (It was supposed to be shared last month, but I just realized the scheduled post didn’t post! Eek!) But first, if you aren’t familiar with hydrocarbons, check out these posts...

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#alltheingredients: Isohexadecane – C16 hydrocarbon (light, non-greasy, silky feeling emollient)

It really feels like it’s isomer month there on the blog! Let’s take a look at a new-to-me hydrocarbon, Isohexadecane (C16), the isomer of hexadecane! But first, if you aren’t familiar with hydrocarbons, check out these posts found in the emollients section of the blog! These are long chains of carbon and hydrogen atoms without...

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Creating a decadent dry brushing oil with squalane, another hydrocarbon

Yesterday, we created decadent dry brushing oil with isododecane that had a light, non-greasy feeling with great slip, glide, and spreadability. Today, let’s take a look at making this with another hydrocarbon, squalane. A reader named Stephany asked me this question on Instagram, where you can find me as @swiftcraftymonkey: I was reading your posts on squalane,...

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#alltheingredients Isododecane

Isododecane is a hydrocarbon alkane with no double bonds. It’s a non-polar, oil soluble molecule that only contains carbon and hydrogen atoms. We can use it as an oily ingredient anywhere we might use natural oils or butters (vegetable, seed, and animal oils), as well as with esters and silicones. It’s considered an isoparaffin. More...

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