Lubrasil* microemulsions

Lubrasil microemulsions are clathrates of glyceryl acrylate and polyacrylic acid that enclose water molecules. Hydrophilic gels consisting of a solvent, humectants and a polymer, as a thickening agent, this range of products delivers moisturizing benefits and unique sensory attributes including enhanced lubricity.

Lubrasil microemulsions add the smooth feel of silicone with the incorporation of dimethicone in a microemulsion.

These silicone-containing formulations are multifunctional. As an emollient, film former and water-resistant additive, the product range delivers advanced lubricity, moisturization and feel.

Note: Lubrasil microemulsions are manufactured for Ashland Inc. by Guardian Laboratories, a division of United-Guardian, Inc. The products are marketed and sold exclusively by Ashland in the Americas and selected parts of Europe and Asia; not available through Ashland in the UK, France and Italy. 

*Lubrasil is a registered trademark of United-Guardian, Inc.

Application Information

Applications

Description

Benefits

Hair Care

Lubrasil microemulsions are recommended for gel and hair treatment applications.

  • Superior moisturization
  • Globally approved with excellent skin compatibility and toxicity profile
  • Imparts an inviting after-feel and slip
  • Excellent lubricity, spreadability and emolliency
  • Good auxiliary thickening, suspending power and viscosity enhancement
  • Broad formulation compatibility and long shelf life
  • Water-soluble
Skin Care

Lubrasil microemulsions are recommended for body care and facial care applications.

  • Superior moisturization
  • Globally approved with excellent skin compatibility and toxicity profile
  • Imparts an inviting after-feel and slip
  • Excellent lubricity, spreadability and emolliency
  • Good auxiliary thickening, suspending power and viscosity enhancement
  • Broad formulation compatibility and long shelf life
  • Water-soluble
Sun Care

Lubrasil microemulsions are recommended for after-sun, self-tanning, and sunscreen applications.

  • Superior moisturization
  • Globally approved with excellent skin compatibility and toxicity profile
  • Imparts an inviting after-feel and slip
  • Excellent lubricity, spreadability and emolliency
  • Good auxiliary thickening, suspending power and viscosity enhancement
  • Broad formulation compatibility and long shelf life
  • Water-soluble

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Technical Information

Formulations and Solution Properties

Lubrasil microemulsions are available as clear gels.

Lubrasil microemulsion
INCI Name: Glycerin (and) Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer (and) Polysorbate 20 (and) Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Propylene Glycol (and) Dimethiconol

  • Recommended use level: 5-25 percent

Lubrasil II DM microemulsion
INCI Name: Glycerin (and) Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer (and) Laureth-23 (and) Dimethicone

  • Recommended use level: 2.5-10 percent

Lubrasil II SB microemulsion
INCI Name: Glycerin (and) Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer (and) Laureth-23 (and) Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethiconol

  • Recommended use level: 3-15 percent

 

 


Theoretical structure of glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer

Market Information

Markets

Application

Product Types or Functions

Personal Care
Hair Care, Skin Care, Sun Care
Emollient, Moisturizer, Rheology Modifier