SOFTISAN® 649 – A Cocooning Shield for Skin and Hair in Wintry Weather

18. January 2021

UPDATE from 28.07.2022

Our all-time popular SOFTISAN® 649 has been indispensable in laboratories for several decades now and is used in a wide variety of product categories. It convinces with its universal applicability in leave-on skin care products and decorative cosmetics, as well as rinse-off formulations such as shampoos or shower gels. An independent laboratory has now again confirmed that SOFTISAN® 649 keeps its promises.


We commissioned a certified, external laboratory to carry out in vivo studies on skin moisture using a corneometer and on the skin barrier using a tewameter (both from Courage + Khazaka). For this purpose, a minimalist basic formulation mixed with 2% SOFTISAN® 649 was tested on volunteers over a period of two hours.


2% SOFTISAN® 649 ensures rapid hydration of the skin. The improvement in skin moisture is still clearly detectable after two hours.

And the measurement with the Tewameter® (Courage + Khazaka) also shows positive results. 2% SOFTISAN® 649 reduces transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and gives care concepts a protective effect by strengthening the skin barrier.

Results of corneometry for SOFTISAN® 649

Emotional Result:

Can the measured results also be felt – by experts and, even more importantly, by consumers?

Yes! The panel agreed with more than 80% each of the following statements:

  • I feel my skin is hydrated: 80% agree
  • My skin feels softer: 90% agree
  • My skin feels cared for: 90% agree

The dermatologist confirmed what the consumers felt. After applying an emulsion with 2% SOFTISAN® 649, the skin is significantly softer and better moisturized.

Let our ingredients convince you and get your SOFTISAN® 649 sample easily at We look forward to your inquiry about new projects!

A crackling fire in the fireplace, cosy slippers, hot cocoa or gluhwein and a few old movies – that’s more or less how many of us started the new year.

2020 was a challenging year for everyone, and most of us were glad to see it come to an end. We are placing high hopes in the next 12 months – be it in our private or professional lives.

In the current situation, we are all forced to spend a lot of time within our own four walls: either working from home or in our leisure time. Especially now in this cold weather and dry indoor air, our skin needs a protective shield that envelops it like a cocoon and provides gentle care.

SOFTISAN® 649 is the ideal choice in this cold, harsh season.
It protects your skin from external influences and ensures that the moisture and elasticity of the skin is preserved.
Let’s step into the world of SOFTISAN® 649 to understand how this protective shield works:

Our R&D colleagues spent years developing the perfect formulation and were rewarded with a product that has extraordinary characteristics: it forms a strong film, strengthens the skin barrier through an occlusive effect and also provides a caring smooth skin feel – what more could you want?

At the same time, it is vegan, has a low color and odor profile and is skin and nature friendly. The raw material has two very exciting properties upon contact with water:

When mixed with water, it forms a kind of emulsion that binds water in its unique chemical 3D structure and releases it on the skin.

When applied to the skin, it protects it from contact with external influences. SOFTISAN® 649 acts like an umbrella, allowing water to roll off and protecting stressed skin.

SOFTISAN® 649 convinces with its universal applicability in the most diverse product categories. For instance, in classical leave-on skin care like body lotions and creams, lip products, colour care, sun care and hair care, but also in rinse-off formulations such as gel cleansers and soaps.

Let us inspire you with our elegant formulations for the winter season:

Soft & Silky W/O Cream 740 envelops your skin with a silky touch and strengthens the skin barrier.

Or perhaps a little more glamour? Then try Marble Kiss Lipstick 844 for a candlelight dinner at home – it unites the necessary portion of care for dry lips with an extravagant shade of red in an attractive marble design, creating a unique experience.

Equip your skin for the winter – simply get your sample of SOFTISAN® 649 via

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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.