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.

What is Dimethiconol?

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. [1]

A natural and sustainable alternative to dimethiconol blends: EMOGREEN™ HP 40

Obtained by a patented process, EMOGREEN™ HP 40 meets demand for innovation, naturality and sustainability:

  • 100% plant-based: sourced from traceable sunflower oil and sugar cane
  • 100% Natural Origin Content (naturality profile according to ISO 16128)
  • Inherently biodegradable
  • Cold (and hot) processable
  • Excellent safety profile

New INCI name (submitted): C15-19 Alkane & Hydrogenated Polyfarnesene*
*(Plant-based & Renewable)

Sensorial Profile

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.

Ingredient Properties

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:

  • heat protection (keratin preservation under 50 passes of flat iron at 210°C),
  • anti-frizz effect
  • curl definition
  • easy combing
  • smoothing effect

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!)

Formula inspiration with Emogreen™ HP 40

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.

Some inspirations:


EU07747 Sublime Hair Mask (opens new window)

Nourish the hair without weighing it down! This mask makes the hair easy to comb and shine for gorgeous, nourished hair.


EU07716 Perfect Smoothing Serum (opens new window)

A hair serum to nourish and protect the hair while increasing softness, shine. Protect the hair against heat, frizz and dehydration!


EU07746 Precious Hair Oil (opens new window)

A non-greasy oil to improve your hair’s appearance and manageability for soft, nourished curls with a velvety after-feel.

Request a sample on the chat to add in your next formulations!

Reference [1]: Source