Croda Personal Care

CRODAMOL™ STS – Superior to Silicone

CRODAMOL STS is a multifunctional alternative to silicone. Possessing characteristicssimilar to silicone, such as feel and shine boosting benefits, CRODAMOL STS is an ideal replacement for cyclomethicone or dimethicone. It is not just a functional alternative though. It is easily emulsified, detackifies popular emollients, and offers low skin spreading properties. And these are just a few of the great features and benefits of CRODAMOL STS. With these properties, and the others noted below, we prove that CRODAMOL STS is truly “Superior to Silicone!”.

Major Benefits:

  • Silicone-like feel and functionality
  • Improves emulsion aesthetics
  • Detackifies popular emollients
  • Enhances gloss and shine
  • Lessens whitening effect of fatty alcohols

Unique Features:

  • High refractive index
  • Foam stabilizer
  • Excellent wax solvency
  • Easily emulsified
  • Good pigment wetting
  • Film-forming

Detackification of Popular Emollients

A challenge for many formulators is how to produce a great feeling product, while using common emollients that have a tacky feel. Consumers find this characteristic undesirable and prefer not to use products having this. CRODAMOL STS, as proven by the photos below, eliminates the tackiness of lanolin, petrolatum and polyisobutene providing formulators the ability to work with these ingredients and make a product with great feel

CRODAMOL STS eliminates the tackiness of lanolin, petrolatum and polyisobutene

Hair Shine

Silicone is often associated, in the area of hair care, with shine. CRODAMOL STS was proven superior to silicone as demonstrated by the study photo below. When 2% CRODAMOL STS was added to a commercial shine product, applied to hair tresses, and then photographed in a shine box, the luster index of the hair was improved by 20%. CRODAMOL STS has a high refractive index that provides this benefit and well as promoting clarity. It can work synergistically with cyclomethicone to improve sheen in hydroalcoholic styling aids and totally or partially replace silicone where it is providing wet sheen in conditioners.

CRODAMOL STS was proven superior to silicone