solubilizers

POLYSOL® PGA

Natural peg free solubilizer with moisturizing properties

INCI name

Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate, Aqua, Proline

     

POLYSOL® PGA is an innovative natural solubilizer as an alternative to PEGs. It is obtained from the esterification of polyglycerol and vegetable fatty acids with the aid of proline, an amino acid involved as the catalyst that confers to the product moisturizing and refreshing properties, in addition to a better solubilizing efficacy thanks to the synergy with the ester. 
POLYSOL® PGA is well-suited for the solubilization of essential oils, vitamins and liposoluble active ingredients. It works well across a wide range of pH values, including in the presence of mildly cationic substances, offering an efficacious “natural” alternative to traditional solubilizing agents. 
  • 100% plant-derived and palm-free
  • No impact on the odor and color of final formulations.
  • Easy to use, it works well across a wide range of pH values and provides moisturizing properties.
  • It can enhance the fragrance persistence on the skin for a long period due to the absence or limited quantities of alcohol.
  • No negative effects on foaming properties when mixed with surfactants.
 

 

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    ORIGIN

    Ester of Polyglyceryl-6 with Caprylic Acid and Proline

     
       Appearance Clear oily liquid
       Colour
    Light yellow / amber
       Odour
    Soft, characteristic
       pH 5.5 – 7.5
       Dry residue (105°C) 66 – 72 %
       HLB
    15 (Experimental)
       Specific Gravity (25°C) 1.15 – 1.19 g/ml

    TEST

    In neither the “in vitro” nor the human trials did POLYSOL® PGA manifest any detectable sensitizing effects; it can be considered hypoallergenic.

    • POLYSOL® PGA does not show an irritant effect on the reconstructed human epidermis (rhe, skinethictm) after 24h of exposure,.

      Discover more >> Evaluation of the skin irritation potential

    • POLYSOL® PGA does not show a cytotoxic effects on human fibroblast. It does not show a predictive cytotoxic irritating potential for the eye mucous membrane.

      Discover more >> NRU test

    • POLYSOL® PGA can be considered “readily biodegradable” according to the test OECD 301F. The limit foreseen is Day 4. POLYSOL® PGA achieved a biodegradation level of 100% within 28 days.

      Discover more >> Biodegradability test

    • POLYSOL® PGA toxicity report

      Discover more >> Toxicity report

     

    • Micellar waters.
    • Clear cleansers.
    • Gels.
    • Spray emulsions.
    • Perfumes.
    • Wet wipes.

    It is advisable to not use strong acids or bases in order to guarantee the stability of the final product, as these could cause the solubilizing agent to saponify.

    % OF USE: 1.0 – 3.0%