LexFeel™ WOW-A

Triheptanoin (and) C13-15 Alkane

100% Plant-Based Cyclomethicone Replacement

LexFeel™ WOW-A is a lightweight, fast spreading emollient with a powdery, non-greasy afterfeel. Sensory and functional performance are equivalent to that of cyclopentasiloxane (D5). Recommended for all applications, especially high performing in hair care applications.

  • Fast spreading
  • High absorbency into skin
  • Complete sensory analysis demonstrated equivalency to D5
  • Powdery, non-greasy, silicone-like afterfeel
  • Comparable sensory in hair serum to D5
  • Comparable performance in hair conditioning to D5
  • Dispersing emollient for pigments and inorganic UV filters

Suitable for all applications

Standards & Certifications

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100% Natural
100% USDA certified biobased content
Natural Origin Index: 1.0
Readily Biodegradable
COSMOS Approved
NSF/ANSI 305 Approved
Clean Beauty Preferred
Non-palm Derived
Vegan & Cruelty-free
Halal Certified
Kosher Compliant

How to Use

Recommended Use Level: up to 100%

Use Instruction: Add to oil phase, can be used in hot or cold process

Sustainable Design

Sustainability is embedded in INOLEX's design philosophy. LexFeel™ WOW-A design was guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry and life cycle thinking.

Green Chemistry & Sustainable Life Cycle Highlights:

  • non-persistent in the environment
  • solvent-free process
  • low energy manufacturing process especially compared to the manufacture of silicones
  • 100% renewable plant feedstocks
  • readily biodegradable

Primary Feedstocks

  • Bonsucro certified sugarcane
  • Coconut
  • Castor

For more information about the origin and processing of this ingredient, please request a Technical & Regulatory Dossier.

Science Behind

LexFeel™ WOW-A is an optimized, patented combination of Triheptanoin and C13-15 Alkane that delivers equivalent sensory and functional performance to cyclopentasiloxane (D5).

Results of the functional and sensorial performance assessment are summarized in the chart below. Read the whitepaper for more information on the analysis and conclusion of equivalent performance to D5.

Prototypes Created With This Product

Micellar Color Protection Shampoo

This novel shampoo provides sulfate-free cleansing without stripping the hair of its dyed color or natural oils.

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Natural Daily Conditioner

A basic conditioner chassis for everyday use made with 100% plant-based ingredients.

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Dual Phase Makeup Remover

This dual-phase makeup remover mixes together with an easy shake to provide a frothy cleaning emulsion that is ideal for removing stubborn waterproof and long wear makeup.

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Shimmering Body Oil

This body oil is perfect for festival season, glowing in the sun, or highlighting desired areas. It provides a gentle sheen and moisturizes the skin without imparting a greasy oil.

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Smooth Shave Lotion

This silky lotion conditions and preps the skin for a comfortable and close shave. It is gentle on sensitive skin and delivers slip and easy glide for the ideal shaving experience.

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Solid Foundation

This soft and creamy foundation stick is lightweight with a sheer to medium coverage. A cost-effective formulation compared to typical foundation sticks containing about 40% water.

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