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Lexol® NBS MB

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Lexol® NBS MB is an essentially odorless and colorless emollient that is soluble in isopropanol, mineral oil, castor oil, olive oil, dimethicone, cyclomethicone, octyl stearate, isopropyl myristate, and caprylic/capric triglyceride. When Lexol® NBS MB is incorporated into skincare formulations it provides outstanding spreading properties and a light smooth after-feel. Lexol® NBS MB can be utilized in skin care, cleansing, nail care and color cosmetic preparations. In skin care products, Lexol® NBS is effective at providing skin penetration and skin softening. Lexol® NBS MB may also be used in nail care formulations as a plasticizer and super fatting agent. In addition, Lexol® NBS MB may be utilized as a coupling agent to aid in solubilization of fragrance compounds or as a wetting agent for pigments. Lexol® NBS MB can also be used in prestige candle applications to aid in fragrance solubilization and low smoke burn characteristics. Lexol® NBS MB (Butyl Stearate) contains 84% biobased content as certified by the USDA BioPreferred® Program and is listed in the China FDA IECIC inventory.

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INOLEX is an independent, global specialty ingredients company that delivers safe and sustainably designed beauty care options for brands around the world. Guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry and lifecycle thinking, INOLEX balances technology and nature to create sustainable, life ingredients. Core technologies include Alternative Preservation; High-performance Polymers for Sun Care; Alternatives for Silicones; Natural and Quat-free Cationic Conditioning Agents; and Palm Alternatives, with a focus on plant-based, certified natural options in all categories.

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