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Roles of dextrin palmitate in waterless formulating

École de Biologie Industrielle, Inabata France and FRM GaleSens explain why dextrin palmitate is much more than just a thickening agent and that it can be used to structure more complex solid formulas for developing waterless cleansing cosmetic products

Dextrin Palmitate (CAS number 83271-10-7) is an organic compound derived from dextrin and obtained by esterification with palmitic acid.

This product is commercially available in the form of a fine white powder, and it is used as a thickener and consistency agent to improve the spreadability and the texture of a variety of solid and semi-solid cosmetics, such as lip gloss, mascaras, cleansing and massage products, hair conditioners, skin creams, and sunscreens to name a few. The thickening and consistency properties of the dextrin palmitate will mainly depend on the degree of residue in the dextrin ring (Figure 1).1

Developing waterless cleansing cosmetic products is one of the eco-friendly initiatives towards a more sustainable innovation in the cosmetic industry. Solid cosmetics are indeed connected to changes in consumption habits of consumers who want to be implicated in the protection of the planet and consequently consume less products and packaging. 

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