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Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Kuraray in-cosmetics global 2019
Isopentyldiol by Kuraray is a multi-functional ingredient acting as moisturizer, humectant, thickener, O/W emulsion stabilizer, solubilizer and cuticle protector. It also acts as a carrier of hydrophilic actives in anhydrous systems and lipophilic actives in aqueous systems and foam & viscosity booster in sodium lauryl ether sulphates (SLES) based systems. It solubilizes difficult actives such as glycyrrhetinic acid, salicylic acid, resveratrol or boswellia serrata extracts. It shows repairing effect, anti-frizz effect, improves smoothness and shows resistance to breakage. It supports a high gliding application, the uniformity of the trace and the long-lasting shine effect. It helps casting viscous foundations. It improves the gloss, provides silky and non-tacky skin feel. It shows good wetting and dispersion properties too. It helps polymers in powder form to swell more rapidly in water (pre-gel), e.g. xanthan gum, cellulose gum, Aristoflex® AVC at room temperature. It is a good replacement for PEG-8 in tooth paste. Isopentyldiol is eco-friendly and safe to use. Cosmetic applications include deodorants, hair conditioners, hair treatment products, shampoos, skin milk, moisture lotions, body creams & butter, make-up removers, face cleansers, eye & lip care, sun care & after sun creams, tooth pastes, perfumes, eye shadow and moisturizing foundations.
  • De frizz agents
  • Humectants
  • Moisturizing Agents
  • Protective Agents
  • Solubilizers
  • Thickeners & Stabilizers
  • foam booster
  • glossy/ultra-glossy
  • long-lasting
  • moisturizing
  • protections
  • repairing
  • shine / radiance
  • silky feel
  • smoothness
  • softness
  • tackiness reducing / non-tacky
  • uniformity
INCI Names

Isopentyldiol Properties


Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Density @ 20 °C
0.979 g/cm3
Viscosity @ 20 °C
250 mPa.s
Dynamic Viscosity @ 20 °C
0.3 Pa.s

SpecialChem additionnal informations based on CAS Number : 2568-33-4

Hansen Solubility Parameters

[16.8, 8.1, 16.8]
[δD - Dispersion force interactions, δP - Polar force interactions, δH - Hydrogen bond force interactions]

Please note, these HSP values are estimations. It is based upon the “like seeks like” principle. It splits an ingredients interactions into three parameters; δD (Dispersion force interactions), δP (Polar forces interactions) and δH (Hydrogen bond force interactions). Hansen Solubility Parameters can help you find a wide range of products that are predicted to be compatible with Isopentyldiol. A practical determination of these HSP values would provide higher certainty. Learn More.

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