Cetyl Methicone is an oil which has excellent compatibility with other oils and has a small silicone cap that gives it the sensory benefits of silicone. Natural oils especially have unique benefits, but often have issues with an excessive greasy feel and low spreadability that limit user comfort. Small amounts of LK-7716 can overcome this issue.
As use of sunscreens are increasing, the heavy oily feel of sunscreens can be reduced with small amounts of LK-7716. Additionally it can help disperse the actives and promote spreading and make the creams very easy to apply. In house testing shows that sunscreens that require 10 rubs for proper application can have it reduced to just 3 rubs. It also helps in pigment dispersion in color cosmetics.
This product is totally cyclic silicone free.
Anywhere you need to make oils easy to apply and eliminate a greasy feel, LK-7716 is the answer!
For sunscreens, add 1-5% to the oil phase.
For creams and lotions, LK-7716 should be added at 1-5% into the oil phase. It can alternatively be added at the final mixing, but stability needs to be checked.
For natural oils, 1-5% addition is recommended. The product will not discolor the oil at this dosage. For formulations containing natural oils, it is recommended to add LK-7716 into the natural oil prior to mixing.
For any other application assistance, please contact your ELKAY representative.
Hair oils, including natural Hair serums
Skin care lotions Sunscreen lotions
Foundation Any oil based cosmetic
De-greases the formulation Enhances spreading
Excellent oil compatibility Gives shine
Smooth, non-greasy feel Reduced tackiness
Retains skin moisture Enhances sensory for natural ingredients