Hydrogenated Polyisobutene is a non-polar (i.e. non-hydrophilic, or lipophilic, or going into the oily phase of an emulsion) polymer. It has a branched chains aliphatic hydrocarbon structure, without ring structure.

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene

It is supplied by NOF Corp. under the tradename Parleam, or by Sophim under the tradename Sophim MC.

Sophim claims the following benefits of Hydrogenated Polyisobutene :

  • Colorless, odorless, tasteless
  • Totally stable versus oxidation
  • Stable across the pH range
  • MC 300 is an effective waterproofing agent
  • Enhances SPF retention after water exposure
  • Soluble in main sunscreen filters
  • MC 30 has excellent spreadability and fast penetration into the skin
  • Emollient, moisturizer, restore skin suppleness
  • Prevents Insensible Water Loss (IWL)
  • Miscible with lipophilic substances
  • Soft feel, nonĀ  greasy
  • Easily emulsifiable
  • Pigment dispersing agent for decorative cosmetics
  • Non comedogenic
  • Non irritant, non toxic, full inocuity

In NOF Corp. portofolio, there are several grades of Parleam. The standard grade of Parleam is claimed to “have a similar physical and chemical properties as Squalane. The product is widely used for skin and hair care such as lotions and skin creams as well as make-up cosmetics and ointments.

By A.B.

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