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INCI Name:
C13-15 Alkane
  • This incredibly versatile emollient is sustainably sourced from sugarcane. It is non-volatile with a light and dry feel and is the perfect alternative for petroleum-based hydrocarbons like Isohexadecane and low molecular weight silicone ingredients including cyclomethicone.
  • SKINCARE: it creates elegant and light textures with a non-tacky, non-greasy and silky finish.
  • SUNCARE: it can mitigate the greasy feel of organic filters.
  • MAKE-UP: it facilitates a smooth and even application for lipsticks and foundations.
  • CLEANSING: it demonstrates excellent cleansing properties, superior to Isohexadecane, in makeup removal, especially for extra-long wearing and waterproof formulations.
  • HAIRCARE: ideal ingredient for conditioners and leave-on haircare applications due to its high spreadability and soft after-feel.
    • In vivo studies have demonstrated performance equivalence to traditional materials such as dimethicones, proteins and quats.
      • Combability vs. Amodimethicone
      • Anti-Frizz Effect & Color Maintenance vs. Dimethicone
      • Damage Reduction & Elasticity vs. Hydrolyzed Keratin
      • Thermal Protection vs. Polyquaternium 55
  • Blog: Bonsucro Ensures Ethical and Sustainable Ingredients
  • Blog: Why Sugarcane is Your Clean Beauty Hero