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Wool fat

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Gustav Heess
Lanolin. Wool fat by Gustav Heess acts as a humectant. It is a purified, waxy and anhydrous substance obtained from the wool of sheep. It is a mixture of esters from various acids and alcohols. In its molten condition, it is a clear, yellow liquid and its solution in benzine exhibit opalescence. Moreover, it forms emulsions with very good shelf-life and can absorb upto 300% water. It is excellent at penetrating the skin but can be a potential irritant and can trigger allergic reactions in sensitive skin. Wool fat finds application in formulating cosmetic products.
  • Humectants > Others
  • quick penetration / quick absorption
  • bio-based
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Learn more about Hansen Solubility Parameters (HSP) and their use in predictive formulation.

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