X-Tend™ 226 ester INCI Name: Phenethyl Benzoate

X-Tend 226 ester provides a high solubilizing capacity for solid organic sunscreen materials such as oxybenzone and avobenzone. In addition, it increases the critical wavelength and the UVA/UVB ratio of some formulations. Ideal for sunscreens and daily wear products, this light ester offers excellent skin feel and can counteract the oily feel of some UV filters to improve the overall aesthetics of skin care and sun care formulas.

Application Information

Applications

Description

Benefits

Skin Care

Used in anti-perspirants and deodorants, body care, color cosmetics and facial care applications.

  • Effectively solubilizes solid organic sunscreens such as oxybenzone and avobenzone
  • Increases critical wavelength and UVA/UVB ratio of some formulations
  • Excellent skin feel
  • Shine enhancement

 

Sun Care

Used in after-sun, self-tanning and sunscreen applications.

  • Effectively solubilizes solid organic sunscreens such as oxybenzone and avobenzone
  • Increases critical wavelength and UVA/UVB ratio of some formulations
  • Excellent skin feel
  • Shine enhancement

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Technical Information

Formulations and Solution Properties

Available as a colorless to light yellow liquid with faint odor.

 

X-Tend 226 ester chemistry

Market Information

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Application

Product Types or Functions

Personal Care
Skin Care, Sun Care
Emollient, Solubilizer