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INCI Name: Ethylhexyl Olivate
Product Code: SNSO
Brand: Sensolene®

Sensolene® is a multifunctional lipid endowed with emollient properties to provide high levels of skin compatibility while providing elegant appearance and texture to the formulation. Sensolene® is composed of a combination of fatty acids that chemically mimics the composition of the skin’s hydrolipidic film, providing physiologically compatibility with it. At 20°C, it is a slightly yellow emollient liquid with silicone-like spreadability. The recommended use level are 1 – 3% as an emollient, 3 – 5% in o/w emulsions to reduce transepidermal water loss and increase skin hydration, elasticity, resilience and smoothness, and 5 – 10% in foaming bath and shower oils. Shelf life: 24 months.

Hallstar’s most recent clinical testing provided clear data that that Sensolene® has superior dispersing properties for inorganic sun filters (especially zinc oxide) and pigments. Inorganic sun filters that are well-dispersed have more homogeneous films, so are more effective. Well-dispersed pigments mean more uniform and intense color.

In addition, our laboratories tested Sensolene®‘s impact on compact powders when it is used to bind/wet the powders. Prototypes containing Sensolene® have a significantly higher drop test pass rate than those without Sensolene®

Features & Benefits:

  • Biodegradable
  • Dermal Moisture Content Balancing
  • Emollient
  • Emulsion Stabilizing Agent
  • 80% reduction in VOCs compared with Texanol: meets and exceeds international regulations for no VOCs
  • Moisturizing Agent
  • Nourishment and Restructuring
  • Shine Enhancing Agent
  • Skin Hydration Agent
  • Superfatting Agent
Appearance Clear liquid (20°C)
Color Yellow
Odor Slight, characteristic
pH (5% aqueous) 5 - 7
Water [Moisture] (%) 1.0 maximum
Actives, % 99.0 - 99.9
Additives and Preservatives None
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Mineral Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Pail - 4.5, 18, 46kgs

Regional Approvals:

  • China
  • EU
  • Taiwan
  • US


  • Daily Wear Sun Care
  • Acid neutralizer
  • Acid neutralizer
  • Acid neutralizer
  • Acid neutralizer
  • Acid neutralizer


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Name Regional Acceptance  Formula Number
A Perfect LookUS, Canada, EU, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, Korea, New Zealand, ASEAN, MERCOSURCS19-045-02B
Advanced Lift LotionGlobalCS17-033-02C
Anti-RedAction SprayGlobalCS18-028-06A
ApocaLips Now BalmGlobal124-18-02E
Baby Skin BarrierGlobalCS17-107-09E
Bright Side StoryGlobalNAD069-12-03B
Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion for Wet SkinGlobalJZ10-177
Broad Spectrum SPF 50 O/W Sunscreen LotionGlobalJZ9-89
City Lights CareGlobalCS18-028-01A
Crystal Leave-On ConditionerGlobalCS15-034-10E
Endless Emotion Day Cream and Second Skin MaskAustralia, EU, Japan, MERCOSUR, USCS15-007-11A
Eyes in BlackGlobal069-16-02I
Facial Moisturizer Cream SPF 50ASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ14-49B
Fountain of YouthGlobalCS17-036-04A
Happy Hair Leave-in Cleansing Conditioner – Extra LightGlobal139-20-06A
Keep Calm Shave BalmGlobalJH2-188
Lift Me Gel CreamGlobalCS17-033-03B
Light and Non-Greasy Sunscreen Cream SPF 30 GlobalJZ11-138B
Lip-up StickASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, US069-16-08A
Liquid Fairy PowderGlobalCS17-107-04A
Mary Soappins OilGlobalCS17-107-10A
Mineral Only SPF 100, PFA 25 O/W Sunscreen LotionASEAN, Canada, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ11-160
My 60s CreamGlobalCS18-094-02A
Natural Diaper PasteAustralia, EU, Japan, MERCOSUR, USCPD100-13-02D
Olive Renewal Facial OilGlobalSZE21121711
Precious Body ButterGlobal100-17-02A
Prevent and Protect GelAustralia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USMD23-002-01A
Recovery Hair MaskASEAN, Japan, MERCOSUR, USNAD025-08-07A
Sleeping Beauty Cream MaskASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USCS18-004-01D
Soften My BabyGlobalCS17-107-02E
Soothing Smoothing Diaper PasteAustralia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, US100-17-04C
SPF 50 Water-in-Silicone BB CreamASEAN, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ9-34
Spicy Body ButterGlobalCS18-044-01A
Splendid Body LotionGlobal100-17-05G
Splendid Body LotionGlobal100-17-05H
Starry Night Dual EyeshadowGlobal138-20-01P
Stay Velvet RedstickASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, US069-16-05I
Sunscreen SPF 50 LotionUSJZ7-116
Tangerine Body ButterGlobalCPD093-12-18B
Transforming SilgelGlobal067-16-04A
Water-in-Oil Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50, PA ++++GlobalJZ10-265
Whoa! 50+ Cream - W/O SPF 50+ Mineral SunscreenGlobalJZ8-215B
Whoa! 50+ Lotion - W-O SPF 50+ Mineral SunscreenGlobalJZ8-229

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