LexFeel® D4

Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate (and) Isododecane

Volatile Cyclomethicone Replacement

LexFeel® D4 is a light, dry fluid that mimics the properties of cyclotetrasiloxane (D4) in personal care applications.

  • Highly purified, odorless, and colorless
  • Spreading properties comparable to silicone D4
  • Volatility comparable to silicone D4
  • Fast absorbing with excellent slip
  • See image gallery for sensory profile

Suitable for all applications

Standards & Certifications

Non-palm Derived
Vegan & Cruelty-free
Halal Certified
China IECIC Listed
Kosher Compliant
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Additional Information

How to Use

Recommended Use Level: up to 100%

Use Instruction:

  • Add to oil phase
  • It is recommended to use a cold process or minimize heating due to flammability


Primary Feedstocks

  • Petrochemical

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

The Science Behind

LexFeel® D4 is an optimized combination of ingredients that mimics the spreading and volatility of cyclotetrasiloxane (D4).

  • Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate is a light emollient that provides spreading and afterfeel aesthetics.
  • Isododecane is a volatile solvent that mimics the volatility of cyclotetrasiloxane.

Many of the physical properties of LexFeel® D4 are comparable to those of silicone D4:

  • Kinematic viscosity
  • Specific gravity
  • Heat of vaporization
  • Refractive index
  • Flash point
  • Appearance & odor

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