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Hydrogenated Castor Oil Behenyl Esters.

What is "Hydrogenated Castor Oil Behenyl Esters" and what is its use?

Castor oil, also known as ricin oil, is a non-edible vegetable oil that is highly valued in the skincare industry. It is obtained from the first cold pressing of castor seeds. Depending on the desired effect, it can be offered in its pure form or as hydrogenated oil. The latter appears as a waxy material used in skincare as an emollient agent.

All you need to know about "Hydrogenated Castor Oil Behenyl Esters"

'Hydrogenated Castor Oil Behenyl Esters' is the result of the hydrogenation of esters formed by the reaction of behenyl alcohol and castor oil. Hydrogenated castor oil, also known as Hydrogrenated castor oil, is used in both skincare products, household cleaners, and car maintenance products. It is odourless and insoluble in water. This substance is valued for its high triglyceride content, which allows it to have the following characteristics:

  • Lipogelifying;

  • Emulsion stabiliser, meaning it facilitates the blending of liquid actives while ensuring the stability and shelf life of the emulsion.

In hair care, this ingredient acts as a hair conditioner. It restores softness, suppleness, and volume to the hair. After application, the hydrogenated oil leaves the hair shiny and easy to style.

The Hydrogenated Castor Oil Behenyl Esters are typically found in the following skincare products:

  • Lip balms;

  • Eye pencils;

  • Eyeshadow pencils;

  • Lipsticks.

"Hydrogenated Castor Oil Behenyl Esters" in a Typology skincare product

The "Hydrogenated Castor Oil Behenyl Esters" is a component of Typology's 9-ingredient lip balm. The treatment is recommended to prevent lip dryness and alleviate feelings of tightness.

The primary ingredients of the nourishing lip balm are:

  • Shea Butter;

  • The lemon extract;

  • Hydrogenated castor oil;

  • Sunflower seed oil;

  • Polyglycerides;

  • Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate;

  • Glycerol and behenic acid ester;

  • Glyceryl Stearate;

  • Vitamin E.

The Hydrogenated Castor Oil Behenyl Esters, also known as hydrogenated castor oil, was chosen for its emollient properties. It softens the skin of the lips and enhances the texture of the balm. The treatment is composed of 99.8% naturally derived ingredients. It is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive ones.


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