|What is it?||Lipomoist™ 2036 is a specialized blend of hydrolyzed proteins (wheat and soy) and amino acids (serine, arginine, and proline) that boosts the moisturizing powers of our formulations. Lipomoist™ 2036 is manufactured by Lipotec and is part of their Lipomoist™ line of products (Lipomoist™ 2013 and Lipomoist™ 2022 also exist, so make sure any research you’re doing is on the correct product).
According to Lipotec, Lipomoist™ 2036 “forms a moisturizing protective film on the skin, increases the cellular protein levels, [and] induces formation of collage IV”.
|INCI||Aqua, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Pectin, Proline, Serine, Arginine, Glucose, Butylene Glycol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin.|
|Appearance||Off-white cloudy, wobbly gel|
|Scent||Faint and unremarkable.|
|Solubility||Lipomoist™ 2036 is water-soluble.|
|Why do we use it in formulations?||Lipomoist™ 2036 is an excellent addition to moisturizing skincare and haircare formulations.|
|Do you need it?||No, but it is nice to have, especially if you have dry skin.|
|Refined or unrefined?||Lipomoist™ 2036 only exists as a refined product.|
|Strengths||It’s an easy and effective way to amp up the moisturizing powers of your formulations.|
|Weaknesses||It is not super widely available.|
|Alternatives & Substitutions||I’d try a hydrolyzed protein or two (silk, quinoa, oat, baobab, quinoa, rice, etc.), possibly combined with a humectant like sodium lactate or vegetable glycerin. If a formulation called for 5% Lipomoist™ 2036 I’d try replacing it with 3–4% hydrolyzed protein(s) of choice and 1–2% humectant. It won’t be quite the same, but you’ll still get some good moisturizing in your formulation.|
|How to Work with It||Include Lipomoist™ 2036 in the cool-down phase of your formulations, incorporating at or below 40°C (104°F).|
|Storage & Shelf Life||Stored somewhere cool, dark, and dry, Lipomoist™ 2036 should last at least 18 months.
According to the product datasheet from Lipotec, Lipomoist™ 2036 is preserved with Phenoxyethanol (1.035%), caprylyl glycol (1%), ethylhexylglycerin (0.5%), and butylene glycol (0.11%)
|Tips, Tricks, and Quirks||Lipotec lists two different INCIs for this product, depending on where you look. The shorter INCI listed on UL Prospector is “Aqua (and) Xanthan Gum (and) Pectin (and) Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (and) Serine (and) Arginine (and) Proline”. This shorter INCI does not specify which proteins are included or include the ingredients used to preserve the product. Your supplier may use either INCI.|
|Recommended starter amount||30g (1.06oz)|
|Where to Buy it||Buy it from an online DIY ingredient supplier.|