SOFTISAN® PG2 C10 – The game changer with a soft touch
14. January 2022
The search for the next trend and highlight in the cosmetics industry is our stimulus. Of course, a wow effect is a must. With SOFTISAN® PG2 C10, we have an ingredient in our portfolio that can change everything.
Just imagine, the concept for the formulation of a rich and nourishing cream is created and a catchy name has also been found. The packaging from the graphics department promises long-lasting care with a WOW effect. But the consumer tests show a different picture. The product is found to be too waxy, too difficult to apply on the skin, and time is running out …
Let’s change the game!
Good news for you: just add 1 – 2 % SOFTISAN® PG2 C10 and increase the spreadability, reduce the waxy feeling, give the formulation a noticeably soft touch and comp another unexpected property (more on that later).
SOFTISAN® PG2 C10 is made from rapeseed, sunflower and castor oil, among other things, and corresponds to the INCI “Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate”. Like our two products SOFTISAN® 378 and WITARIX® MCT C8, SOFITSAN® PG2 C10 also transforms your formulation. Already 1 – 2 % lead to softer emulsions, changed texture and different pick-up.
For tests, we enriched a cream with 2 % SOFTISAN® PG2 C10 and compared it with a placebo cream. The creams were each applied to the forearm and evaluated during and after application.
Result – SOFTISAN® PG2 C10 leads to:
- higher spreadability
- less waxy sensory property
- significantly improved „Soft-Touch-Feeling“
- higher overall acceptance
- Scale: 0 (low) – 7 (high)
We present: The unexpected Feature: SWEAT? No more …
SOFTISAN® PG2 C10 has an antibacterial effect
*against gram positive Bacteria
SOFTISAN® PG2 C10 has a mild antibacterial effect and is therefore also suitable for deodorants. Our ingredient works differently than aluminium for antiperspirants and does not block the pores but counteracts the formation of the unpleasant odour. Fresh sweat has a neutral smell; the typical odour is only caused by bacteria (such as Gram+ Corynebacterium xerosis), which break down the odourless sweat into odour-intensive molecules. With SOFTISAN® PG2 C10, natural deodorants can be formulated apart from the well-known actives (e.g., ACH).
Minimalist roll-on deodorant formulation with 0.5 % SOFTISAN® PG2 C10
Tested against Corynebacterium xerosis
SOFTISAN® PG2 C10 is effective against C. xerosis, which is responsible for the unpleasant smell.
Reduction rate of 4 log scales within 6 hours
INCI Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate
APPEARANCE & COLOR Clear viscous liquid
PROPERTIES Texture and soft touch transformer, deodorizing, anti-bacterial-effect (gram positive bacteria), refatting, rinse-off
TEXTURES Milk – Lotion – Cream – Balm
DURING APPLICATION Changed pick-up & texture, more “jelly” look of the formula, higher spreading
AFTER-FEEL Soft touch, less waxiness, higher overall preference vs. placebo
GAME CHANGING Soft touch, texture and pick-up sensation in every formula
100% NATURAL BASED According to ISO 16128 NOI, renewable plant-based sourcing, vegan compatible
SAFE PROFILE Mild profile
SOFTISAN® PG2 C10 blends into almost any formulation. You can combine the raw material with all O/W emulsifiers and co-emulsifiers; there are no known incompatibilities with surfactants and preservatives. Our product can be used with oils and polymers, as well as with organic and inorganic UV filters.
Even the slightest use of SOFTISAN® PG2 C10 changes the game. For example, we recommend 0.5 – 2 % for O/W and water-free leave-on concepts, 1 – 3 % for rinse-off products and even clear formulations are possible with a concentration of 3 % in toiletries.
All benefits at a glance – SOFTISAN® PG2 C10:
is 100% vegan
- is 100% natural and Ecocert/Cosmos certified
- is made from renewable raw materials such as rapeseed, sunflower and castor oil
- is liquid and easy to work with
- is suitable for leave-on and rinse-off concepts
gives O/W emulsions a super soft touch (for soft W/O emulsions we recommend our IMWITOR® 600 – Naturally soft emulsifier, for a perpetual caress)
changes the texture and pickup easily and quickly
has a mild antimicrobial effect against gram+ bacteria
Convince yourself with the following three formulations and experience the game changer with a soft touch – SOFTISAN® PG2 C10 up close
Insa Waller is Application Engineer in the CARE Studio. She is a graduate of the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts, where she received an Engineer’s degree in Cosmetic and Detergent Technologies. Before joining IOI, Insa worked at LR Health & Beauty, developing skin care products. Insa is fascinated by the world of cosmetics and is always up to date on the latest fashion trends. After work, she is currently doing a Master’s course in Sales and Marketing at the Wismar University of Applied Sciences.