Isopentyldiol for Improved Sensory, Formulation and Manufacturing Benefits

Small molecular weight solvents are sought in cosmetics, as it is challenging to find molecules that are efficient, safe for the skin and eyes, scarcely flammable, versatile, sensorially acceptable and compatible with most common cosmetic ingredients, all at the same time. This is why water, ethanol, glycerin and propylene glycols have been used for decades in most cosmetic formulas. Cosmetically acceptable lipophilic solvents are even rarer. In relation, one category of solvents with good potential for cosmetic applications is amphiphilic polyols. Polyols are alcohols containing multiple hydroxyl groups in their structure; these occur naturally in plants and animals, and also are produced synthetically.1

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