Versagel®

Penreco has developed a unique system for thickening and gelling hydrocarbon materials.

With an infinite number of customized rheological properties available, these Versagel® products are clear, colorless, hydrophobic, thermally reversible and without syneresis.

Penreco offers the following Versagel® products in a variety of viscosities:

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Versagel® M Mineral Oil Gelled mineral oil provides increased moisturization and convenience over regular mineral oil.
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Versagel® MC Isohexadecane Gelled isohexadecane known for its light and silky skin feel. Also known for it’s silicone compatibility, slip, shine, and cleansing properties.
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Versagel® MD Isododecane Gelled isododecane provides a highly volatile emollient with light, non-greasy, and low residue skin feel. Ideal for delivering pigments and other solid materials in quick-set/fast-dry anhydrous applications.
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Versagel® ME Hydrogenated Polyisobutene Gelled hydrogenated polyisobutene is very light, non-greasy, and has good spreading properties. It is easily emulsified, has a wide range of chemical compatibility and is a great mineral oil free alternative.
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Versagel® MG Hydrogenated Polyolefin Gelled hydrogenated poly(C6 -14 olefin) provides a silky non-greasy skin feel. Can be used to replace silicones in a wide range of applications.
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Versagel® ML C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate Gelled C12-15 alkyl benzoate provides a light, dry, and non-greasy skin feel. It’s known as an emulsifier and solubilizer for sunscreen agents and antiperspirant actives.
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Versagel® MN Isononyl Isononanoate Gelled isononyl isononanoate provides a dry, silky, and non-greasy skin feel. Other benefits include silicone solubilization and pigment dispersion.
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Versagel® MP Isopropyl Palmitate Gelled isopropyl palmitate acts as a fast spreading emollient. Provides moisturization and efficient absorption combined with soft and supple texture.
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Versagel® P Petrolatum Gelled petrolatum provides higher moisturization and occlusivity than regular petrolatum.
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Versagel® S Hydrogenated Polyisobutene and amino acid derivative Gelled translucent hydrogenated polyisobutene solid gel that combines elastic and crystalline textures. The emollient is light, non-greasy, and has good suspension properties. It has a wide range of chemical compatibility and is easily emulsified. It can be used alone or as a rheology modifier
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Versagel® SQ Squalane Gelled form of squalane derived from plant sugar is a sustainable replacement for shark and olive squalene. It closely mimics the body’s natural moisturizers and is absorbed quickly and effectively, without leaving greasy residue on the skin.
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Versagel® SF C13-14 Isoparaffin A gelled C13-14 isoparaffin especially suitable as a silicone replacement in hair care applications. Provides excellent feel, shine, lubricity, and formulation compatibility.
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Penreco’s Versagel® products are available in multiple viscosity ranges and are compatible with many common cosmetic ingredients. Versagel® products are visually appealing, odorless and do not discolor with age. They are easier and safer to formulate with than gels that use metal stearates or fumed silica and they provide fragrance retention in skin care products and furnish waterproofing properties to sunscreen products.

Industry Applications

Cosmetics

  • Lipstick
  • Nail Polish
  • Eye Liner

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