The Sensory Transformer

20. April 2021

A little wink or a hearty laugh conjure wrinkles in our face and reveal stories we have already written.  It is not without reason that the skin, our largest organ, is described as a “mirror of the soul”.

Our skin, whether on the face or the rest of the body, experiences a lot be it the warming sun during a holiday, a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or a stressful office routine. We rely on our skin every day but it also needs our care and attention to stay beautiful. It is not surprising that skin care is the be-all and end-all of a fresh, natural radiance And if you take good care of your skin, you can even cover up the traces of a long night and look a few years younger. What more could you want?

From the age of 30, the renewal of skin cells slows down, the skin becomes thinner and loses its elasticity. Rich creams that provide the skin with a lot of moisture can feel “oily”. Especially in spring and summer, many of us look for lightweight, fast-absorbing formulations so that we can put on that airy dress immediately after applying the cream, without it sticking to the skin. This presents formulators with the challenge of developing a cream that creates a delicately soft skin feel while still providing long-lasting moisture.

The spreading cascade is a great help here.

Fast-spreading emollients provide instant, noticeable care and smoothness when applied, but this only lasts for a short time. Slow-spreading emollients, on the other hand, provide long-lasting care but no direct, noticeable smoothing effect. The obvious choice would therefore be a combination of fast- and slow-spreading emollients, but this is not enough to meet the skin’s needs. We also need medium spreaders to fill the sensory gap.

The Personal Care Team of IOI Oleo GmbH offers a wide range of emollients, which in combination create sensory experiences and the very individual “signature touch”.

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One of the best-known medium spreaders is MCT. And rightly so! This emollient has already been used worldwide for many years and is appreciated for its numerous application possibilities and reliability. For all those looking for that special something and still wanting to use a familiar MCT, there is now something new: WITARIX® MCT C8 – the so called transformation artist! In the food sector too with its so-called “Bulletproof Coffee”, this emollient proves its versatility and is convincing in all respects. (see the article by the Business Unit Nutrition).

Our WITARIX® MCT C8 is a redefinition of the classic MCT with a perfect fit for Sun, Colour and Skin Care products. When applied, WITARIX® MCT C8 is just as rich as traditional MCTs. However, when massaged into the skin for longer, it transforms and changes the skin’s feel from rich and oily to pleasantly light, smooth and velvety, similar to our MIGLYOL® T-C7.  This transformation – only through an emollient – is very rare and creates a surprising WOW effect in formulations. So, after an extensive beauty routine, you can slip right into your outfit without having to wait for the lotion to be absorbed. A classic win-win situation.

The most beautiful words cannot describe the effect and the sensory skin feeling. Therefore, we have compiled three formulations with very different applications:

Let WITARIX® MCT C8 surprise (and inspire) you and provide rich and light skin care in one. Learn everything about our “Sensory Transformer” directly from us.

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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.