Dow Corning Develops Soy Wax and Soy Wax Blend Formulation As New Alternative to Petrolatum

A new soy wax and soy wax blend offer innovative formulating alternatives for structure and sensory characteristics, while providing a naturally-derived substitute for petrolatum. These versatile ingredients were developed for use in skin care, color cosmetics, hair care and underarm products.

Function and sensory properties are key to market success, while products with naturally-derived ingredients are increasingly capturing the attention of consumers. Dow Corning® HY-3050 Soy Wax can act as a conditioning agent by providing moisturization and emolliency. It allows formulators to achieve superior performance, and because it is compatible with a variety of cosmetic oils, if offers flexibility for a wide range of structures with novel sensory effects and excellent aesthetics.

Dow Corning® HY-3051 Soy Wax Blend combines Dow Corning® HY-3050 Soy Wax and hydrogenated soy oil, providing the first acceptable alternative to petrolatum for personal care applications. In skin care products it imparts a smooth feel, while as a hair conditioning agent, it can be used to add shine and control frizz, both important characteristics for ethnic hair care products. The soy wax blend represents a timely and cost-effective solution when both consumers and the marketplace are looking for “greener” products.

Posted May 8th,2008

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