x-tend™ 226 ester

chemistry: emollient esters

INCI/chemical name: Phenethyl Benzoate

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X-Tend™ 226 is a new and proprietary polar ester with high solubilizing capacity for oxybenzone and avobenzone. It also can boost the critical wavelength and UVA/UVB ratio of avobenzone. It is a colorless to light yellow liquid with a faint odor of roses. X-Tend™ 226 is the ester of 2-phenylethyl alcohol and benzoic acid. It is internationally approved for a wide range of personal care applications.

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features and benefits
  • medium body ester
  • efficient solvent for organic UV filters
  • improves UVA stability


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