Hydrogenated Polyisobutene

by Gio

hydrogenated polyisobutene

What it is
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene is a synthetic oil that is often used as a substitute for mineral oil and squalene.

What it does
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene is an emollient that keeps skin moisturized and prevents water loss.
In addition, it is a waterproof agent in sunscreens and makeup: this means that it can ensure SPF retention even after exposure to water.

Side effects
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene is generally considered to be safe.

(Sources: cosmeticsinfo.org and truthinaging.com)

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Janessa March 10, 2013 - 2:29 am

Ohh! I know this one 🙂 I see it often on the ingredients list. I didn’t know about the SPF retention. I learn so much reading what I love!

beautifulwithbrains March 11, 2013 - 9:00 pm

Janessa, I’m glad you find these posts informative and that you enjoy them. 🙂


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