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
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How to Use
Recommended Use Level: up to 100%
Use Instruction: Add to oil phase, can be used in hot or cold process
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
- Bonsucro certified sugarcane
For more information about the origin and processing of this ingredient, please request a Technical & Regulatory Dossier.
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.
Natural Daily Conditioner
A basic conditioner chassis for everyday use made with 100% plant-based ingredients.
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.
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.
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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