X-Tend™ 226

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X-Tend™ 226 is a proprietary polar ester and sunscreen solvent. It has high solubilizing capacity for organic sunscreen materials, including Oxybenzone and Avobenzone.
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Product Overview
INCI Phenethyl Benzoate

X-Tend™ 226 can boost the critical wavelength and UVA/UVB ratio of Avobenzone. It's a highly efficient solvent for Bemotrizinol (Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine), Ethylhexyl Triazone, Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3), and Avobenzone (Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane).
Product Specifications
Form: Colorless to light yellow clear liquid
Solubility: Oil
Odor: Faint rose-like
Refractive index: 1.55
Preservative system: Preservative free
Use level: 2.0 - 6.0%, sun & skin care; 0.3 - 5.0% hair care
Primary Chemistry: Phenethyl Benzoate
Features & Benefits
Globally approved
Medium body ester
Excellent skin feel
Can counteract the oily feel of some UV filters to improve the overall aesthetics
Enhances shine in hair care
Boosts polymeric shine in hairsprays
Highly efficient solvent for organic UV filters
Improves photostability and increases the critical wavelength of Avobenzone
Increases the UVA/UVB ratio of some formulations especially after extended storage conditions
Cold processable
Incorporates easily into formulas
More effective UVA protection by better dissolution of UV filters
Improves UVA stability
Enhances shine in hair care formulations
Halal certified
Nature identical (found in Tilia trees)
Vegan suitable
Applications
Ideal for daily wear products, sunscreens, self-tanners, after sun care, hairpsrays, pomades, waxes, pastes, shower gels, conditioners, and shine enhancers in creams, lotions, sprays, mousses, and solid forms