Seppic launches Emogreen™ HP 40
May 12, 2022
Consumers are continually looking for natural alternatives to synthetic ingredients, and by no means does this exclude silicones - you can find our recommendations for silicone oils here (opens new window)
In order to offer even more natural and sustainable alternatives, Seppic launched a brand new ingredient - EMOGREEEN™ HP 40 (opens new window) - that can replace heavier silicones like dimethiconol blends.
Dimethiconol is a type of silicone - you may have heard of Dimethicone! Referred to as silicone gum, Dimethiconol is a polymer quite similar to dimethicone, but with hydroxyl groups. It is heavier than dimethicone, and gives substantivity to cosmetic products, with a good slip and a cushiony skin feel. Because of its high molecular weight, dimethiconol is often combined within a smaller silicone molecule for a better spreadability, creating dimethiconol blends like Dimethicone/Dimethiconol or Cyclopentasiloxane/Dimethiconol.
Dimethiconol-based blends are widely used in hair care products to improve the appearance & texture of the hair with a conditioning effect. They also help the product to apply evenly on the skin and leave an enveloping and silky skin feel.
Unfortunately, due to their synthetic origin & negative impact on the environment, the use of these ingredients tends to decline. 
Obtained by a patented process, EMOGREEN™ HP 40 meets demand for innovation, naturality and sustainability:
New INCI name (submitted): C15-19 Alkane & Hydrogenated Polyfarnesene*
*(Plant-based & Renewable)
Skin feel: a comforting emollient with a soft and supple afterfeel
The same sensory benefits of dimethiconol-blends without its drawbacks: smooth and comforting with a nude skin feel, without a greasy, sticky sensation.
A film-forming emollient for any type of cosmetic application
Thanks to its film-forming effect and substantivity on hair, EMOGREEN™ HP 40 is especially interesting in hair care applications. It provides:
Tested in other applications like suncare, makeup,... it also offers a good alternative to film-forming polymers and synthetic oils. (more tests available upon request!)
EMOGREEN™ HP 40 is a clear, non-polar oil of vegetable origin that’s easy to formulate in hot or cold process, and easier to stabilize than silicone blends.
Nourish the hair without weighing it down! This mask makes the hair easy to comb and shine for gorgeous, nourished hair.
A hair serum to nourish and protect the hair while increasing softness, shine. Protect the hair against heat, frizz and dehydration!
A non-greasy oil to improve your hair’s appearance and manageability for soft, nourished curls with a velvety after-feel.
Reference : Source deepscience.co