Paving the Way for Advancement

The industry has been progressing towards non-silicone technology for the past few decades. Silicones were revolutionary in the 1950s for the sensory that was now possible in cosmetic formulations. Since then, technological advancements from INOLEX have paved the way for new categories of sensory emollients. Today, sustainability is of the utmost importance and non-silicone, plant-based sustainable emollients from INOLEX are at the forefront.

Green Chemistry Designed

Maintain the functional and sensorial performance of your formulas while upgrading your sustainability profile. Silicones will not sustain through the next generation of formulations. Due to consumer concern, regulation changes, and the rise of silicone-free claims, brands are increasingly choosing alternatives with better environmental, social, and governance profiles.

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LexFeel™ WOW

100% Plant-Based Cyclomethicone Replacement
  • 100% natural cyclomethicone replacement
  • High absorbing, fast spreading
  • Excellent for hair care applications
  • NSF approved & biodegradable
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LexFeel™ N5 MB

100% Plant-Based Light Dimethicone Alternative
  • Matches spreading speed of 10 cSt dimethicone
  • Tack reduction properties
  • Dispersing emollient for pigments
  • 100% natural, NSF / ANSI 305 Approved
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LexFeel™ N350 MB

Dimethicone Alternative & Hair Color Protectant
  • 350 cSt dimethicone alternative
  • Hair color protection benefits
  • Improved skin-feel and wet / dry comb performance
  • 100% natural, vegan, and readily biodegradable
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Cyclomethicone Alternatives

The EU bans of silicones D4, D5, and D6 have taken effect. In some circumstances, cyclomethicones are also banned at retailers and unwanted by consumer groups. INOLEX's lightweight, low viscosity esters and oils are perfect counterparts to the current cyclomethicones. They provide a soft dry after-feel and serve all the same functional benefits.

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LexFeel™ WOW

100% Plant-Based Cyclomethicone Replacement
  • 100% natural cyclomethicone replacement
  • High absorbing, fast spreading
  • Excellent for hair care applications
  • NSF approved & biodegradable
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LexFeel™ WOW DT

100% Plant-Based Cyclomethicone Replacement
  • 100% natural cyclomethicone replacement
  • Soft, powdery afterfeel
  • Excellent for particle dispersing
  • NSF approved & biodegradable
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LexFeel™ Natural

COSMOS Approved Lightweight Emollient
  • 100% natural, COSMOS & NATRUE Approved
  • Replace mineral oils and silicones
  • Fast spreading and quick absorbing with excellent slip
  • Widely compliant and green chemistry designed
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LexFeel™ D4

Volatile Cyclomethicone Replacement
  • Sustainable alternative to cyclotetrasiloxane
  • Fast spreading and quick absorbing
  • Silicone-like residue, slip, and afterfeel
  • Widely compliant D4 replacement
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LexFeel™ D5

Volatile Cyclomethicone Replacement
  • Sustainable alternative to cyclopentasiloxane
  • Fast spreading, quick absorbing with improved slip
  • Silicone-like residue and afterfeel
  • Biodegradable & non-persistent in the environment
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LexFeel™ 7

Tack Reducing Emollient
  • Widely versatile fast spreading light emollient
  • Residue breakdown comparable to D5
  • Excellent slip and non-greasy
  • Readily biodegradable
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SustOleo™ DCS

Sustainable All-Purpose Emollient
  • 100% natural from non-palm sources
  • Color pigment & UV filter dispersing emollient
  • Silicone-like afterfeel
  • Excellent for natural deodorant applications
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Dimethicone Alternatives

Dimethicones are often used for their nourishing benefits in skincare as well as sheen, color protection, and slip in hair care. Ingredients from the LexFeel N Series are 100% plant-based and maintain or improve upon the hair care and skincare functions of dimethicones.

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LexFeel™ N5 MB

100% Plant-Based Light Dimethicone Alternative
  • Matches spreading speed of 10 cSt dimethicone
  • Tack reduction properties
  • Dispersing emollient for pigments
  • 100% natural, NSF / ANSI 305 Approved
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LexFeel™ N20 MB

100% Plant-Based 20 cSt Dimethicone Alternative
  • Enhances shine in hair care
  • Matches spreading speed of 20 cSt dimethicone
  • Dispersing emollient for pigments
  • 100% plant-derived from sustainable sources
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LexFeel™ N50 MB

100% Plant-Based 50 cSt Dimethicone Alternative
  • 100% certified biobased content
  • Excellent pigment dispersing emollient
  • Reduces tack and greasiness
  • Matches properties of 50 cSt dimethicone
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LexFeel™ N100 MB

100% Plant-Based 100 cSt Dimethicone Alternative
  • 100% natural & vegan
  • Reduces tack and greasiness
  • Matches spreading speed of 100 cSt dimethicone
  • Dispersing emollient for pigments
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LexFeel™ N200 MB

100% Plant-Based 200 cSt Dimethicone Alternative
  • Replace mid-viscosity dimethicones
  • Provides cushion and shine
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Dispersing emollient for pigments
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LexFeel™ N350 MB

Dimethicone Alternative & Hair Color Protectant
  • 350 cSt dimethicone alternative
  • Hair color protection benefits
  • Improved skin-feel and wet / dry comb performance
  • 100% natural, vegan, and readily biodegradable
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More Silicone Alternatives

Go silicone-free altogether by replacing other liquid silicones. For example, amodimethicone is used in hair care for its lubricity and cationic activity. Instead of amodimethicone, try liquid cationics and sensory emollients from INOLEX. Replace phenyl trimethicone, known for its high refractive index, with LexFeel Shine.

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LexFeel™ Shine

High Shine, Phenyl Trimethicone Alternative
  • Refractive index = 1.55
  • Non-greasy, non-sticky skinfeel
  • Fast spreading
  • Impart gloss without significant residue
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ClariSilk™

Color Protectant & Conditioning Additive
  • Reduces static charge on hair
  • Replaces amodimethicone for silicone-free hair care
  • Provides color protection benefits
  • Clear in shampoos and 2-in-1 formulas
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Kerazyne™ MB

Anti-Static & Conditioning Additive
  • Quat-free cationic conditioning additive
  • Reduce static charge
  • Improve gloss and lubricity
  • Create amodimethicone-free hair care
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Vellaplex™ MB

100% Plant-Based Moisturizer & Film Former
  • COSMOS & NATRUE approved
  • Reduce mascara smudging
  • Retain moisture in skin and body care products
  • Breathable, cushiony sensory profile
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LexFeel™ 21 MB

Balanced Emollient for Versatile Applications
  • Medium spreading emollient
  • Ideal for amodimethicone-free hair care
  • China IECIC listed
  • Readily biodegradable & non-persistent in the environment
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Lexgard® MHG Natural MB

100% Natural Preservation & Anti-Soaping Agent
  • Anti-soaping effect for silicone-free emulsions
  • Odor protection for natural deodorants
  • 100% plant-based & COSMOS approved
  • Strong protection against bacteria & yeast
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