Cosmark Aromatics is proud to exclusively represent Sophim, the European specialist in Squalane production, in Australia.
Sophim is the European specialist in the manufacture of Squalane (Perhydrosqualene). Traditionally Squalane was obtained from the livers of deep sea Atlantic shark, but over recent years vegetable Squalane obtained from the unsaponifiable fraction of olive oil has taken a far greater share of the market, predominantly for environmental reasons.
Sophim also produce a range of "oil free" vegetable waxes (Phytowax) and a series of "oil free" vegetable oils (Ceresters).
Sophim Product Categories include:
• Vegetable Squalane
• Vegetable Waxes
• Vegetable Esters
• Vegetable Petrolatum
• Olive Oil Unsaponifiable
• Vegetable Butters
• EP/USP Squalane
• Hydrogenated Polyisobutene
About Sophim's SQUALANE Products:
A product of natural origin with an exceptional purity close to 99.9%.
A product derived from the unsaponifiable fraction of olive oil.
Sophiderm and Phytosqualan are colourless, transparent oils, with no odour.
They are totally stable and perfectly adapted to cosmetic and pharmaceutical preparations. They are naturally compatible with the skin, are totally non-toxic and have a pleasant and silky feel with excellent spreadability and skin absorption. They prevent moisture loss and restore skin suppleness and flexibility.
About Sophim’s CERESTER Products:About
INCI Assigned Name : Decyl Olive Esters (and) Squalene
Ceresters are liquid wax-esters obtained with an innovative and patented process from vegetable oils. Having similarities with jojoba oil, they have excellent emollient and film forming properties with a non-greasy feel.
Sophim currently produce Ceresters from olive, sweet almond, sunflower and castor oils and from shea butter. They are also able to manufacture your "personal cerester". If you have a specific oil in mind that might have interesting cosmetic and detmatological properties, Sophim can manufacture a cerester from that oil. Minimum quantity for manufacture is 200kgs.
Biophytosebum - a 100% vegetable origin product.
A mixture of liquid wax-esters and olive oil unsaponifiables in a ratio approximately 90/10. Unsaponifiables being themselves a mixture of 2/3 squalene and 1/3 of sterols and olive hydrocarbons.
gives a dry feel on the skin
is easily spreadable on the skin
penetrates the superficial layers of skin very quickly
has excellent emollient properties due to its wax esters content
gives a very soft feel, the "cushion" effect, enabling formulators to decrease, or even avoid, the use of silicones while keeping the same cosmetic properties
totally compatible with skin, where squalene is one of the main components
non irritant to skin or eyes
produced by catalytic esterification of olive oil extracts rich in FFA, EFA and unsaponifiables (with decyl alcohol from coco origin)
Uses of Biophytosebum:
Skin care creams:to improve spreadability on the skin, to promote a soft and smooth feel, and ensure long lasting moisturisation.
Skin care lotions: to bring smoothness to your formulations and a great improvement in moisturising power.
Make-up cosmetics: to give a skin care effect to your decorative cosmetics.
Oils: used in the formulations of body oil, massage oil, suntan oil and face oil, will change the profile of these products. You’ll get “dry oils”, with a non greasy feel and high moisturising power.
About Sophim’s HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE products:
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene is the universal cosmetic base oil. Sophim produces two grades;
– Sophim MC 30: liquid
– Sophim MC 300: viscous
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene is:
colourless, odourless, tasteless
an emollient, moisturizer, and restores skin suppleness
prevents Insensible Water Loss (IWL)
MC 300 is an effective waterproofing agent
pigment dispersing agent for decorative cosmetics
enhances SPF retention after water exposure
soluble in main sunscreen filters
MC 30 has excellent spreadability and fast penetration into the skin
miscible with lipophilic substances
totally stable versus oxidation
stable across the pH range
non irritant, non toxic, full inocuity
soft feel, non greasy
Uses of Hydrogenated Polyisobutene in cosmetics:
After shave balms
About Sophim’s PHYTOWAX products:
Sophim’s range of Phytowaxes are produced by hydrogenation of the Ceresters. They have superb emolliency and moisturising properties as well as being non-greasy.
Phytowaxes are fully saturated and have various melting points depending on which alcohol has been reacted with the olive oil.
We have available finished product in lipstick and make-up formulations using the Phytowaxes. Please let us know if you would like to see these.
PHYTOWAX® Olive 6 L 25
Hydrogenated Hexyl Olive Esters
Melting Point 25ºC
PHYTOWAX® Olive 8 L 28
Hydrogenated Caprylyl Olive Esters
Melting Point 28ºC
PHYTOWAX® Olive 10 L 40
Hydrogenated Decyl Olive Esters
Melting Point 40ºC
PHYTOWAX® Olive 12 L 44
Hydrogenated Lauryl Olive Esters
Melting Point 44ºC
PHYTOWAX® Olive 14 L 48
Hydrogenated Myristyl Olive Esters
Melting Point 48ºC
PHYTOWAX® Olive 16 L 55
Hydrogenated Cetyl Olive Esters
Melting Point 55ºC
PHYTOWAX® Olive 18 L 57
Hydrogenated Stearyl Olive Esters
Melting Point 57ºC
a 100% vegetable origin product
gives body to formulations
has a non greasy feel
is very stable
penetrates easily into the skin
is a very soft emollient
has a perfect skin and ocular tolerance
perfect for making pleasant and non-tacky formulations
Cosmark are proud to represent Sophim in Australia. Please contact us directly regarding any queries you may have about vegetable oil derivatives, cosmetic oils or waxes. For further information on the above products, including indicative formulas please call us on (02) 9477 1310.
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