TWO New Launches for Clean Cosmetics! DUB SOGREEN and DUB TOGEE

June 28, 2019

Our partner, Stearinerie Dubois , with their sensory expertise, has spent the last ten years studying and developing products to replace petrochemicals commonly used in cosmetics. Their method utilizes expert panelists who have evaluated over 150 esters against 15 benchmarks. Through this study and through the mission of creating a greener tomorrow, Stearinerie Dubois has launched two new emollients: DUB SOGREEN and DUB TOGEE.

Scientific Approach

Expert panelists have characterized the esters according to an independent characterization and in comparison to benchmarks. For each criterion, they were given a score of 0 to 10.


At the same time, data was compiled regarding more than 12 physio-chemical properties.

Stearinerie Dubois (opens new window) created proximity matrices using this data compilation and additional sensory evaluation.

Stearinerie Dubois (opens new window) identified some target petroleum-derived products on which to focus:

  • Cyclopentasiloxane
  • Dimethicone
  • Isohexadecane
  • Mineral Oil (Light Liquid Paraffin)

Today, we will take a look into the two NEW launches, which have been evaluated as the best alternatives to light liquid paraffin and dimethicone.

DUB TOGEE: alternative to Mineral Oil (Light Liquid Paraffin)

Light liquid paraffin (LLP) is commonly used in cosmetics, mainly in lip balms, cold creams, and makeup products. It adds emolliency to the final product, while bringing a comforting and hydrating feeling to the skin.

One of the two newest launches from Stearinerie Dubois, DUB TOGEE (opens new window) brings a close sensory profile to LLP, while also improving on some important points:

  • Better penetration vs. LLP
  • Less greasy vs. LLP
  • Light film on the skin


To provide an alternative for clean cosmetics, DUB TOGEE (opens new window) is also 100% biodegradable with NOI = 0.89.

INCI: Triheptanoin and Hexyl Laurate and Ethylhexyl Polyhydroxystearate

DUB SOGREEN: alternative to Dimethicone

Low molecular weight dimethicone is used widely in both skin and hair care, for its light finish and silky feel. DUB SOGREEN (opens new window) has been developed to offer a green solution to bringing this light and elegant texture to skin care, hair care, and makeup formulations.

This 100% green alternative to low molecular weight dimethicone brings all the benefits, while also passing the test for the creation of clean cosmetic formulas:

  • Excellent spreadability
  • Cocooning effect and dry feel
  • Hydration booster
  • Compatibility: ethanol, esters, vegetable oils, silicones
  • Increase stability of O/W emulsions
  • 100% Biodegradable TEST OCDE 301 F


INCI: Ethyl Olivate and Triheptanoin

Questions? Samples? Send us a chat!

Request the full presentation to learn about the two other alternatives we have highlighted:

  • Cyclopentasiloxane
  • Isohexadecane


*Stearinerie Dubois products are distributed in the USA by Seppic.

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