Coconut Alkanes as a Replacement for Cyclomethicone (D5) in Skin Care Products?

What is your impression of using Coconut Alkanes (brand name VEGELIGHT 1214 LC™ by Grant Industries, Inc.; INCI Coconut Alkanes [and] Coco Caprylate/Caprate) as a replacement for cyclomethicone (D5) in order to achieve a similar skin feel in skin care products?

What are your favorite non-silicone based ingredients for achieving a similar slip with a light and dry skin feel as dimethicone?

Thanks!

Comments

  • Do coconut alkanes readily evaporate so they can be a cyclomethicone replacement?

    I don't think there's any problem with dimethicone so why substitute it?
  • Yes, Coconut Alkanes are very nice indeed.  Nice, soft skin feel without being greasy in the least.
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  • @Gunther - Correct, coconut alkanes do not readily evaporate like Cyclomethicone so for applications where evaporation is important, they wouldn't work as a replacement.

  • Perry said:
    @Gunther - Correct, coconut alkanes do not readily evaporate like Cyclomethicone so for applications where evaporation is important, they wouldn't work as a replacement.

    Being alkanes, aren't they too drying to skin?
    While we have to read their specs, aren't volatile alkanes too kerosene-like?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alkane

    Aren't the heavier coconut alkanes roughly similar to petrolatum?
  • The lighter coconut alkanes are like a dry oil that are not very viscous ... thinner than most vegetable oils.  Nope, not drying to the skin at all with a non-greasy feel.  They would be comparable to Isododecane.
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