Neossance Hemisqualane has been designed as a natural alternative to petroleum-based paraffins and silicone ingredients. According to Amyris, it addresses an even larger market than Neossance Squalane. In skin care, it can create “elegant and light textures with a non-tacky, non-greasy and smooth finish”, the company claims. In makeup, “Hemisqualane facilitates a smooth and even application for lipsticks and foundations due to its high spreadability.” It also demonstrates excellent cleansing properties for makeup removal applications including for waterproof formulations like mascara. It can also be used in hair care products, such as conditioners and styling products, to provide great spreadability and uniform application.
Neossance Hemisqualane is Ecocert-approved and has also received The Natural Seal that certifies compliance with the Natural Products Association (NPA) Standard for Personal Care Products. It is a USDA certified 100% bio-based product.