DUROSOFT ESTERS FOR NATURAL PRODUCT FORMULATIONS

Stephenson's portfolio of natural personal care ingredients currently includes a range of sustainable emulsifiers, emollients, thickeners and solubilisers under name of DUROSOFT® range of ingredients. We share with you the benefits of formulating with the range and provide examples of possible product applications.

Our growing portfolio of personal care ingredients currently includes a range of sustainable emulsifiers, emollients, thickeners and solubilisers - DUROSOFT® - which use naturally derived polyglycerol esters to produce ingredients for creams, lotions and foaming oil based formulations offering specific value for natural and sustainable raw material claims. What makes DUROSOFT® unique is the patent-pending technology which provides the widest HLB range of 4-17 for a greater stability profile.

ADVANTAGES OF FORMULATING WITH DUROSOFT®

  • Esters that are compatible with oil and water phases
  • Ingredients are mild for the skin but effective
  • No deleterious effect on temperature sensitive ingredients
  • Enables brand owners to make sustainable and natural finished product claims with certifications (eg. COSMOS & RSPO)
  • The portfolio covers a wide HLB range of 4 – 17 and our ingredients can be used in combination with each other to achieve the required HLB of a formulation
  • Electrolyte tolerant

INTRODUCTION TO DUROSOFT® NATURAL INGREDIENTS

Ideal for the personal care and cosmetics formulator, the DUROSOFT® range of natural and sustainable emulsifiers currently includes:

DUROSOFT® GMO 

DUROSOFT® GMO is a naturally derived grade of Glyceryl Oleate. It is a viscosity modifier and emulsifier that can be used to build consistency and stabilise by thickening oil-in-water and water-in-oil emulsions. It is naturally derived, made from vegetable-derived glycerine and sunflower seed oil. It is lipophilic, with low HLB value, giving excellent skin conditioning properties when used as a refatting agent and emollient in cosmetic applications.

Great for applications in soap, bath and hair care products as it could be used a conditioning agent.

DUROSOFT® GMS

DUROSOFT® GMS is a naturally derived viscosity modifier and emulsifier that can be used to build texture and consistency in oil-in-water and water-in-oil emulsions. It is naturally derived, made from vegetable-derived glycerine and rapeseed oil. Glyceryl Stearate is known to build lamellar structures which mimic the structure of skin which provides re-fatting properties and has emollient benefits.

It works mainly as a natural thickener, thickening higher viscosity formulations for skincare e.g body and face creams.

DUROSOFT® GMS-SG

DUROSOFT® GMS-SG is RSPO certified segregated grade of Glyceryl Stearate, which is a naturally derived viscosity modifier and emulsifier that can be used to build texture and consistency in oil-in-water and water-in-oil emulsions. It is naturally derived, made from vegetable derived glycerine and RSPO certified segregated Palm Oil. Glyceryl Stearate is known to build lamellar structures which mimic the structure of skin which provides re-fatting properties and emollient benefits.

It is similar to DUROSOFT® GMS, however, it caries RSPO SG certificate and it is perfect for sustainable palm oil product claims.

DUROSOFT® GML-SG

DUROSOFT® GML-SG is RSPO certified segregated grade of Glyceryl Laurate. It is a naturally derived RPSO certified grade of glyceryl laurate, made from vegetable-derived glycerine and RSPO Palm Kernel Oil. It can be incorporated as an emollient, skin smoothener and moisturiser. Glyceryl laurate is known to be an effective lipid layer enhancer in cleaning and skin care formulations.

This ingredient is mostly used for skincare formulations, however, it could be used as a preservation system booster in solid deodorants e.g. deodorant sticks.

DUROSOFT® PG4-O

DUROSOFT® PG4-O is a naturally derived grade of polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, made from olive oil derived glycerine and sunflower seed oil. It is a low HLB emulsifier for water-in-oil emulsions and water free formulations. It can also be used as a co-emulsifier for oil in water emulsions.

DUROSOFT® PG4-O, is an effective emulsifier/co-emulsifier that is cold-processable. Great for waterfree oil formulations for skincare and solid product applications.

DUROSOFT® PG4L-SG

DUROSOFT® PG4L-SG is RSPO certified segregated grade of polyglyceryl-4 Laurate. It is a medium HLB emulsifier for oil-in-water emulsions. It is naturally derived, made from vegetable-derived glycerine and RSPO certified segregated Palm Kernel Oil.

DUROSOFT® PG4L-SG, is an effective emulsifier/co-emulsifier that is cold-processable. Provides a creamy emulsion when washing with water, thus great for cleansing facial oil applications.

DUROSOFT® PG10-O

DUROSOFT® PG10-O is a naturally derived grade of polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, a medium HLB emulsifier. It is naturally derived, made from vegetable-derived glycerine and sunflower seed oil.

This ingredient is great as a skin conditioner and foam booster. Suitable for many skincare, haircare and colour cosmetics. eg. serums, face masks.

DUROSOFT® PG10L-SG

DUROSOFT® PG10L-SG is RSPO certified segregated grade of polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, a medium HLB emulsifier. Durosoft PG10L-SG is naturally derived, made from vegetable derived glycerine and RSPO certified Segregated Palm Kernel Oil.

DUROSOFT® PG10-CY 

Durosoft PG10-CY is naturally derived grade of polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate and is made from 100% vegetable derived ingredients. Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate is known to be an effective non-ionic solubiliser of fragrances, essential oils and lipophilic oils into aqueous systems due to the large polyglyceryl head group. It is a natural alternative to commonly used petrochemical derived solubilisers such as PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil and Polysorbate-20.

The ingredient is effective in solubilising fragrances and essential oils in soap, bath and skincare products.

For more information on the range, check our ingredients page and individual product pages.

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