As I was perusing ULP for some tidbits on TEC... I came across some of the same info I have read many times before. I will paste a couple of the marketing propaganda claims below. I have an emulsified body butter I am finishing up....that I am only about 98% happy with.... and looking for something to push it over the edge... What do you think of these 'claims' for TEC? As I make deo now....I have big jugs of it on hand.TEC is the triester formed by the esterification of citric acid and ethanol. On rub-in it exhibits film forming cushion and a unique silicone-like silkiness that eventually rubs to dryness.
EnSense™ Silk TEC is a dry emollient for lightweight, long lasting moisture. The EnSense™ Ester platform of ingredients provides a variety of benefits, such as improved barrier function of the skin, increased moisturization, reduced soaping effect, improved slip and glide, softening and smoothing. In formulation, they also function as solubilizers multifunctional emolient with hydrating properties, clear and innodour, with a quick absortion and silky and soft skinfeel. Ellegant touch for premium textures. Suitable for alcohol derived formulae like added value parfums or sunscreens
Is this wishful thinking from the marketing department? Or is the TEC sitting on my shelf....the last 2% of the formula I am looking to tweak? I use lots of TEC...but for the most part....not as an emollient. Anyone out there...using TEC as an emollient???