LexFeel™ WOW

Triheptanoin (and) C13-16 Isoalkane (formerly C13-16 Isoparaffin)

100% Plant-Based Cyclomethicone Replacement

LexFeel™ WOW 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 results in 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
Biodegradable
NSF/ANSI 305 Approved
Clean Beauty Preferred
Non-palm Derived
China IECIC Listed
Kosher Compliant
Vegan & Cruelty-free
Halal Certified

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 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
  • biodegradable

Primary Feedstocks

  • Sugarcane
  • Coconut
  • Castor

For more information about the origin and processing of this ingredient, please request a regulatory package.

Science Behind

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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Nourishing Oil Spray

This lightweight hair oil improves shine, softness and slip. In contrast to silicone-based hair oils, this product does not buildup on the hair or scalp and uses readily biodegradable emollients.

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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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Natural Daily Conditioner

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

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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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