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known as Diheptyl Succinate

source natural; castor oil

function emollient

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Diheptyl Succinate

Diheptyl Succinate is a light, dry emollient often combined with Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer to form a natural texture and skin-feel enhancing alternative to silicones.

The viscosity and feel varies based on the ratio of diheptyl succinate to polymer. The greater the amount of diheptyl succinate, the lighter and dryer the skin feel—closer to cyclomethicone. The greater the amount of Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, the more cushiony and protective the skin feel—up to 350cst dimethicone.

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