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PureSyn™ - Hydrogenated Poly C6-C14 olefins for personal care

PureSyn™ 2, 4 and 6 hydrogenated isoparaffinic hydrocarbon fluids — INCI hydrogenated poly (c6-c14) olefins — are ideal for use in formulations for personal care products. They’re a unique class of premium, high-purity fluids with features that set them apart from other hydrocarbon fluids such as mineral oils, petrolatum and polybutene.

PureSyn PAO products are bright and clear, and characterized as:

  • Non-comedogenic
  • Non-irritating
  • Odorless
  • Stable in high and low pH systems

When combined with other personal care ingredients, PureSyn PAO may impart a non-greasy or non-oily feel. Formulations can have an oil-free distinction.


Well-suited for use as:

  • Emollients/lubricants
  • Water resistant agents
  • Occlusive barrier for moisturization
  • Film formers
  • Stable carrier fluids
  • Solubilizers
  • Glossing agents

PureSyn PAO fluids blend and bind well with a wide range of commonly used personal care and cosmetic ingredients. They provide excellent emollient and moisturizing characteristics in numerous product formulations, including:

  • Cosmetics
  • AHA/BHA products
  • Hair relaxers
  • Antiperspirant/deodorants
  • Lotions and creams
  • Sunscreens
  • Moisturizers
  • Gels
  • Water-in-oil emulsions
Ingredient and compatibility of PureSyn 2, 4, and 6.

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