Diheptyl Succinate Capryloyl Glycerin Sebacic Acid Copolymer

Diheptyl Succinate and Capryloyl Glycerin Sebacic Acid Copolymer

What is diheptyl succinate capryloyl glycerin sebacic acid copolymer (also known as Lexfeel N5). Learn how it's made and why it's used in Puracy products.
  • Derived from: coconut oil and castor oil
  • Type: Naturally-derived

What Is Diheptyl Succinate and Capryloyl Glycerin Sebacic Acid Copolymer?

Derived from castor oil and coconut oil, LexFeel N5 is a biodegradable emollient that mimics silicone emollients[1]. It is often used as a plant-derived alternative to silicone-based compounds like dimethicone and cyclomethicone[2,3]

Note: For brevity, we will refer to this ingredient by its product name: LexFeel N5

How LexFeel N5 Is Made

Diheptyl succinate is manufactured via the pyrolysis of castor oil and from fermentation. Capryloyl glycerin sebacic acid is manufactured by oxidizing castor oil.[1]

What Does LexFeel N5 Do?

LexFeel N5 is a frictionless detangler that improves the creaminess of skin, cleansing, antiperspirant, and makeup products. It mimics the effects of silicone-based emollients, leaving a slick, frictionless feeling on hair and skin.

How Does Puracy Use LexFeel N5?

We use diheptyl succinate and capryloyl glycerin sebacic acid copolymer because it is an excellent natural substitute for dimethicone and other silicones.

Because this ingredient is best known for imparting hair with greater shine and smoother texture, we've chosen to use LexFeel N5 in place of silicone in our hair care products.

Is LexFeel N5 Safe?

EWG has awarded this ingredient a "1" on its safety scale [4].


[1] Inolex
[2] Cosmeticsandtoiletries.com
[3] EWG
[4] Environmental Working Group

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