Cannabidiol (CBD) is widely used in the personal care industry and is frequently employed as an additive for moisturisers and topical products. However, CBD can be difficult to incorporate into purely silicone formulations—including volatile silicones, silicone fluids and silicone gels—due its lack of solubility. The rheology and surface energy of CBD also make it difficult to spread into uniform films on the skin. To address these barriers, Gelest has expanded its Vertasil® siloxane modified natural product line to include a new CBDbased derivative. This smart molecule, Vertasil TM-CBD1, specifically addresses formulation obstacles and limitations. As a CBD hybrid fluid, Vertasil TMCBD1 has an expanded solubility profile that allows the incorporation of CBD into silicone-based products. It also provides lubricity and softness without the greasiness of natural oils. Finally, a distinctive benefit of this new technology is the ability of the CBD derivative to slowly r
A CBD hybrid with enhanced flexibility
CBD is big news, but it can present challenges in formulations. Gelest has solved some of the problems, as shown in this article.
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