MIGLYOL® T-C7: The Polyvalent Smooth Glider

5. March 2024

As the days get longer and the first rays of sunshine lure us outside, we want to enjoy the beautiful spring mood … and not worry about sun protection or dry skin. MIGLYOL® T-C7 is the perfect emollient for these requirements and much more.

Thanks to its high polarity, the natural ester emollient offers excellent wetting and dissolving properties for pigments and crystalline UV filters. This high efficiency not only means better distribution of the pigments, but also homogeneous dispersion, which can improve the protective effect and the aesthetic result on the skin.

Particularly in the sun care sector, the impact on the environment should not be neglected in addition to high performance. MIGLYOL® T-C7 is natural, vegan, biodegradable and non-toxic to aquatic life − making it the ideal choice for Sun Care and Color Care products.

MIGLYOL® T-C7 – plant-based efficiency, sustainable technologies with a lubricating touch

We want to express feelings in formulations and have developed our Signature Touch methodology together with experts (read more about this in our article “Design your Signature Touch in Three Easy Steps!“). This approach uses the following six objective parameters: “Diffusion”, “Gliding Effect”, “Penetration”, “Film-Forming”, “Oiliness” and “Stickiness”. Each emollient was tested independently. The objective parameters can subsequently be combined into the familiar subjective descriptions such as “Light” or “Lubricating”. For example, the gliding “lubricating” effect is described by the high gliding effect, medium penetration and medium oiliness.

MIGLYOL® T-C7: Properties tested and confirmed by an external laboratory!

Method used:
We commissioned a certified external laboratory to conduct in-vivo studies to measure skin hydration using a corneometer (Courage + Khazaka). An assessment by a dermatologist and a final panel survey round off the results. A minimalist base formulation containing 20% MIGLYOL® T-C7 was tested over a period of two hours.

The laboratory came to the following conclusion:
MIGLYOL® T-C7 provides a moisturizing effect with fast hydration, a light feel and quick absorption into the skin.

Emotional result of the panel study:
Can the measured results also be felt – by experts and, more importantly, by consumers?

Yes! The panel is delighted:

  • I feel that my skin is moisturized (hydrated): 90% agreement
  • My skin feels softer : 80% approval
  • My skin feels nourished: 80% approval

Benefits of MIGLYOL® T-C7 …

  • High polarity and medium diffusion enable excellent solubilization of UV filters and dispersion of pigments

  • Compatible with common liquid and crystalline UV filters
  • Wide pH range from pH 4.0 – 7.0, ideal for any type of preservation

  • Moisturizing – measurable and perceptible

  • Gliding, smooth skin feel

  • Non-oily, medium to fast penetration, low film formation

  • China compliant (IECIC & CSAR)

  • Biodegradable, non-toxic to aquatic life

  • 100% natural (ISO, EcoCert, NaTrue)

  • Vegan

  • From renewable resources (rapeseed, castor)

We could write so much more about this wonderful product. But just experience it for yourself. We have developed four formulations for you:

Enjoy the essence of pure moisture with the Delicate Body Concentrate – your new daily pampering routine. This anhydrous concept is a sustainable alternative to the classic body lotion and, thanks to MIGLYOL® T-C7, makes the skin feel well-nourished and not sticky at the same time. The unique formulation leaves the skin intensely moisturized and smooth without feeling heavy.

Formulation: Delicate Delight Body Concentrate

Dancing in the Skies Body Spray transforms skin care into an airy experience. MIGLYOL® T-C7 combines the water-light MIGLYOL® 8810 ECO with the deluxe touch MIGLYOL® 829 ECO to create a harmonious, light composition. The fast, liquid and natural emulsifier IMWITOR® 375 ensures stability.

Formulation: Dancing in the Skies – Body Spray

Discover the lightness of Moonlight Glow Cream, a formulation that redefines the boundaries of anhydrous skincare. Supported by the transformative lightness of 50% WITARIX® MCT C8, this cream-balm enriched with 20% MIGLYOL® T-C7 offers a virtually weightless application.

Formulation: Moonlight Glow Cream

Jelly Sun Protection offers transparent, intensive sun protection in an innovative oil formulation. Easy to apply and ideal for pump dispensers, MIGLYOL® T-C7 provides a balanced spreading cascade that has a positive effect on the sensory system. The combination of different polar emollients makes it possible to dissolve a large amount of UV filters.

Formulation as PDF: Jelly Sun Protection

MIGLYOL® T-C7 is an emollient that not only impresses with its performance, but also with its smooth skin feel. From the silky touch of Delicate Body Concentrate to the protective veil of Jelly Sun Protection, MIGLYOL® T-C7 blends high performance and nature.

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Insa Waller

Insa Waller has a background in cosmetic chemistry and marketing. Before joining IOI, she gained experience in B2C product development (skin care) and production. After a position as sales manager (german-speaking countries), Insa moved to the CARE Studio, IOI Oleo's in-house showroom and application lab in Hamburg, as an application engineer. Since graduating with a degree in marketing, she also works as technical marketing. Insa has a passion for cosmetics, fashion and trends and enjoys going for a run.