Enhancing the Feel of Vegetable Oils with Silicone

Jul 1, 2008 | Contact Author | By: Anne-Lise Girboux and Emilie Courbon, Dow Corning S.A.
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Title: Enhancing the Feel of Vegetable Oils with Silicone
Borago officinalis seed oilx sensoryx siliconex surface tensionx triglyceridesx vegetable oilx
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Keywords: Borago officinalis seed oil | sensory | silicone | surface tension | triglycerides | vegetable oil

Abstract: Adding silicone to natural oils can reduce surface tension thus improving spreading characteristics. This results in finished formulations with improved sensory profiles and in addition, expands on the opportunities for using these natural ingredients.

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As consumer interest in natural ingredients continues to grow, along with the demand for novel textures and product forms, the use of vegetable oils in personal care formulations is increasing. In fact, the consumption of natural oils in Europe is forecasted to grow at about 5% during the next five years. Although these natural ingredients offer distinct benefits including emolliency, gloss and lubricity, they also challenge formulators to provide easy application and pleasant aesthetics without a greasy or oily feel.

Lipids and silicones can act as complementary ingredients in finished formulations. This article illustrates how silicones such as caprylyl methicone, phenyl trimethicone, cetyl dimethicone and cyclopentasiloxane can enhance the feel of natural lipids, allowing formulators greater flexibility to expand the use of natural ingredients in their products. Even at low use levels, silicones can decrease the surface tension of vegetable oils, improve their spreading characteristics and offer a wider range of sensory profiles.

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Table 1. Static Surface Tension Data

Table 1. Static Surface Tension Data 

Table 2. The Effect of Silicone on Viscosity of Test Samples

Table 2.  The Effect of Silicone on Viscosity of Test Samples 

Figure 1. Triglycerides

Figure 1. Triglycerides 

Figure 2. Effect of the addition of phenyl trimethicone

 Figure 2. Effect of the addition of phenyl trimethicone

Figure 3. Effect of the addition of cyclopentasiloxane

 Figure 3. Effect of the addition of cyclopentasiloxane

Figure 4. Effect on the Viscosity

 Figure 4. Effect on the Viscosity

Figure 5. Relationship

Figure 5. Relationship 

Figure 7. Sensory evaluation before

 Figure 7. Sensory evaluation before

Figure 6. Relationship Vegetable oil

Figure 6. Relationship Vegetable oil 

Figure 8. Sensory evaluation after

Figure 8. Sensory evaluation after 

Girboux: Enhancing the Feel Footnotes

a Cosmosil B (INCI: Borago officinalis seed oil) is a product of International Cosmetic Science Centre, Lystrup, Denmark.

b Dow Corning HY4008 Vegetable Oil Blend (INCI: Brassica campestris (rapeseed) seed oil (and) Elaeis guineensis (palm) oil) is a product of Dow Corning Corp., Midland, MI USA. 

c The Science Line T60 tensiometer is a product of SITA Messtechnik GmbH, Dresden, Germany.


Formula 1. Body cream

Formula 1. Body cream 

Formula 2. Massage oil

Formula 2. Massage oil 

Formula 3. Topical spray

Formula 3. Topical spray 

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