Known for their broad versatility and appealing sensory benefits, silicones have long been a "go to" ingredient for beauty care formulators. Despite their historical popularity, silicones like dimethicone and cyclomethicone have been criticized of late for their lack of biodegradability and the potentially harmful implications of their buildup on the skin and hair.
As a result, the cosmetic industry is actively searching for high performance alternatives to replace silicones.
INOLEX offers a range of technologies to meet the silicone replacement challenge.
LexFeel D4 & LexFeel D5 are blends of light, dry, odorless emollients, yielding properties and performance similar to silicone emollients, cyclotetrasiloxane and cyclopentasiloxane. The unique ester-based technology of LexFeel D4 & LexFeel D5 provides quick-spreading emolliency that goes deeper into the outer layers of the skin with a greaseless finish, while the volatile component leaves behind the desired thin film with a dry, soft sensation. Unlike silicone fluids, LexFeel D4 & LexFeel D5 do not build up on hair and have a more attractive environmental profile. Functional performance highlights include:
LexFeel N5 is part of the LexFeel N Series, a range of 100% natural and sustainable silicone-alternative emollients providing the functional and sensory benefits of silicones and dimethicones in an all-natural format.
Natural, renewable, sustainable, biodegradable, and certified by Ecocert and NSF/NaTrue, LexFeel N5 is manufactured using the principles of Green Chemistry without the use of solvents or petrochemicals and with no generated waste.
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INOLEX is an independent, global personal care ingredients manufacturing company focused on the Beauty and Personal Care market.
With a deep understanding of lifestyle trends and expertise in synthesis and formulation, INOLEX provides innovative materials used by the world's leading cosmetic and consumer product companies.
These include new non-toxic technologies for preserving cosmetics, high performance polymers for Sun are applications and renewable green-chemistry ingredients that replace petrochemicals.
INOLEX is solution focused and is committed to providing innovative and safe ingredients for hair care, skin care and all cosmetic applications. Using sustainable technologies, INOLEX is dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity and sustainability in all that we do.
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