MIGLYOL® 8810 ECO – The water-light Feel-Good-Emollient goes green

2. May 2022

It’s no secret that the important ozone layer is constantly getting thinner and the protection against harmful UV radiation decreases as a result. Protecting our skin is therefore more important than ever in order to prevent the risk of skin cancer. In addition to the right clothing, primarily sunscreen lotions with a high sun protection factor provide protection.. The formulation of these sun creams is primarily characterized by the use of chemical and synthetic ingredients. With MIGLYOL® 8810 ECO, however, we give your formulation a real ECO boost!

Sunbathing in a hammock looks relaxing but is hard work for our skin. In response to the incoming sunlight, our body produces the tanning pigment melanin and the stratum corneum thickens. Protecting the skin with appropriate clothing and sunscreen are the most important measures to prevent harmful sunburn.

In our blog “MIGLYOL® 8110 – Walking on Sunshine“, we talked about how lightweight formulations with a high SPF are possible. Now we have given our ever-popular water-light feel-good emollient an “ECO” that makes our MIGLYOL® 8810 ECO 100% natural! Because consumer demand for natural ingredients is no longer just a trend, but an expectation.

Give your formulation a true ECO boost!

For the production of one metric ton of MIGLYOL® 8810 ECO, we reduce the CO2 footprint by 40% in direct comparison to MIGLYOL® 8810. With the raw materials from corn, wheat, RSPO MB palm oil and coconut, we achieve a Natural Origin Index (according to ISO 16128) of 1.0 (100% natural). The properties of the product remain unchanged, but the end product is given more naturalness! In detail, the similarities / differences look like this:

INCIButylene Glycol Dicaprylate/DicaprateButylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate
About Technologies
High polarity Emollient, solubilizes UV-filters & contributes to better SPF retention, disperses pigments (wetting aid), moisturizes, softensHigh polarity Emollient, solubilizes UV-filters & contributes to better SPF retention, disperses pigments (wetting aid), moisturizes, softens
Sensorial Technologies
Water-light, non-sticky, non-oily, fast spreading, short playtimeWater-light, non-sticky, non-oily, fast spreading, short playtime
Emotional Technologies
Vegan, readily bisdegradable, non-toxic to aquatic life, non irritating to skin, RSPO MB certifiedVegan, readily bisdegradable, non-toxic to aquatic life, non irritating to skin, RSPO MB certified
CO2 Footprint
Saves 40% CO2 equivalent per mt, compared to MIGLYOL® 8810
ISO 16128 (Natural Origin Index)
NOI 0,79 (79%)NOI 1 (100%)
RSPO MB Palm, Coconut + synthetic Butylene Glycol100% renewable Resources (Corn, Wheat, RSPO MB Palm, Coconut)

MIGLYOL® 8810 ECO now with new data

We commissioned an external laboratory to carry out a series of tests to prove the effectiveness of MIGLYOL® 8110 ECO under controlled conditions. For this purpose, a basic emulsion with 20% MIGLYOL® 8810 ECO without any other additives was examined by means of corneometry. The result confirms that our product achieves the desired performance: the lotion is quickly absorbed by the skin and the skin’s moisture level increases rapidly.

The same formulation was dermatologically examined for its effect on improving skin smoothness. This result also confirms that MIGLYOL® 8810 ECO contributes to improving the skin’s appearance.

Of course, the emotional component of the results is just as important to us. Therefore, a consumer panel survey was finally carried out. Here, too, the result was clear and underpinned the results.

If you would like to see the results in detail, please contact us!

As with MIGLYOL® 8110, formulators should note that MIGLYOL® 8810 ECO

  • can be processed hot and cold.

  • is liquid even at low temperatures.

  • is compatible with all common oils and UV filters.

  • has compatibility in a wide pH range (4.5 – 7.5).

  • is miscible with ethanol / alcohol (anhydrous trend formulations).

  • can dissolve / disperse chemical and physical filters.

  • is suitable for sun, colour, skin, body and baby care products.

The Water-light Feel-Good Emollient


  • Light, non-sticky sensory
  • Very polar; enables high amount of UV-filters (high SPF possible)
  • Safe-to-use formulas, keeps filters continuously & properly dissolved
  • Contributes to better SPF retention
  • Readily biodegradable and non-toxic to aquatic life


  • Good pigment wetting properties
  • Enables high amount of powders and pigments
  • Can enhance yield of color
    • Potential consequent more homogenous color / coverage
    • Potential consequent better cost-in-use
  • Safe ingredient


  • Pleasant premium sensory
    • During application: Light, smooth, non-oily, lubricating
    • Absorption & playtime: Medium to fast absorption, short playtime
    • After-Feel: Dry, velvety, powdery, silky, non-sticky, non-waxy
  • Non-irritating to skin
  • Moisturizing and skin softening

Experience MIGLYOL® 8810 ECO in our new formulation “Dancing in the Skies” and pamper your skin with a water-light body spray. If you would like to learn more about MIGLYOL® 8810 ECO, please contact us.

*The stated value for the Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) has been calculated according to the GHG (Greenhouse Gas) Protocol. This stated PCF is neither verified nor certified and is considered a mathematical calculation. The calculation includes upstream sourcing, raw materials, production and storage process. The calculated value of PCF is a calculated approach and is only give as an indicative carbon footprint to show the differences between MIGLYOL® 8810 and MIGLYOL® 8810 ECO

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Aurélien Tahon

Aurelien Tahon is Head of Application Development and Technical Product Management Personal Care at IOI Oleo GmbH. He is a graduate of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, where he received a degree in Chemical Engineering . Aurelien worked in various positions (Hair Care formulator, R&D Raw Material Scouting and Global Strategic Procurement) within the Beiersdorf group for 15 years before joining IOI Oleo GmbH. He is passionate about music and loves to spend time with his 3 daughters.