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  • Looking for “natural” solubilizers

    Posted by Lab on January 24, 2023 at 6:30 pm
    Recently I’m looking for solubilizers that can be considered as “natural” (Ecocert/Cosmos/Natrue) that are not ethoxylated. I already know Ethyl Alcohol, but the manager is currently trying to avoid this component.
    I did a quick search and found the two following:
    - Tego® Solv 61 (heard a certain bzzz about this one earlier)
    • INCI: Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate (and) Polyglyceryl-3 Cocoate (and) Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate (and) Polyglyceryl-6 Ricinoleate

    - Heptyl Glucoside
    Anyone have experience with them or other non-ethoxylated suggestions?
    Thank you very much!  ;)
    MarkBroussard replied 1 year, 5 months ago 6 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Paprik

    January 24, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    All below are COSMOS/ECO CERT

    Oramix CG110 (Seppic) INCI:Caprylyl/CaprylGlucoside

    Lamesoft OD (BASF) INCI: Coco-Caprylate,Lauryl Glucoside,Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-2Dipolyhydroxystearate,Polyglyceryl-3Diisostearate

    Natisol (Sinerga)INCI: Cocoyl Proline

    Natpure Sol (Sensient) INCI: Glycerin, Sucrose Laurate, Sucrose Dilaurate, Sucrose Trilaurate, Sorbitol

    Natragem S140NP (Croda) INCI: Polyglyceryl-4laurate/sebacate, Polyglyceryl-6caprylate/caprate, Aqua

    Symbiosolv Clear Plus (Evonik) INCI: Caprylyl/capryl glucoside,Aqua, Sodium cocoyl glutatmate,Glyceryl caprylate, Citric acid,Polyglyceryl-6 oleate, Sodiumsurfactin

    Tegosolve 90 (Evonik) INCI:Polyglyceryl-6caprylate/polyglyceryl-4 caprate

    Polysugamulse D9 (ColonialChemicals) INCI:Sorbitan OleateDecylglucoside Crosspolymer

    Velsan Flex (Clariant) INCI:Capryloyl / CaproylAnhydroMethyl Glucamide

  • Graillotion

    January 24, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    As Paprik said….and pointing a finger at: Polysugamulse D9 (ColonialChemicals).

  • GeorgeBenson

    January 24, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    I would try to get as many samples as possible to test. In my experience these natural solubilizers often only work for a small percentage of ingredients i try them on, and often must be used at a much higher ratio when they do. 

  • Abdullah

    January 25, 2023 at 3:23 am

    Polyglyceryl 10 laurate

  • Lab

    January 25, 2023 at 10:42 am

    Many thanks to all for the suggestions and guidance. I’ll take a look at the ones that were nominated. I will request samples as soon as possible (:

    @GeorgeBenson I will request respective technical materials when I do so, maybe they will say something about these proportions and the ingredients they solubilize

  • MarkBroussard

    January 25, 2023 at 1:46 pm


    Generally, Poly Suga Mulse D9 is the best solubilizer, but as mentioned it all depends on what you are trying to solubilize.  I ususally start off with PSM D9, but if it does not work, move on to other options or combinations of solubilizers

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