Versagel® SQ - Gelled Squalane
Versagel SQ® is an exciting new product from Penreco/Calumet, and is a great additive or substitute in both oil-based formulas and emulsions.
Basically, Versagel SQ® is a gelled squalane product that’s completely clear. Squalane is naturally present in the skin’s lipid barrier and is an ingredient known for its exceptional moisturizing abilities and its ability to penetrate the skin to deliver benefits. Like jojoba, it closely mimics the body’s natural moisturizers and is absorbed quickly and effectively without leaving a greasy reside on the skin.
Clinical studies conducted by the manufacturer on ungelled squalane found that it is non-comedogenic and improved cell turnover by 34% compared to an uncontrolled site. (It improved cell turnover by 17% versus a placebo formulation). Ungelled Squalane was found in clinical testing to decrease skin roughness by 28% through a mechanism of binding moisture and transporting it to the skin. Ungelled Squalane also decreased the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by 51% compared to untreated skin.
Squalane is a non-GMO, plant-derived ingredient and Versagel SQ® is a high quality replacement for shark and olive squalene. It is derived from plant sugar, is ECOCERT approved and is readily biodegradable as well.
Some of the advantages it has which make it easy to work with are that it is colorless, odorless and is stable at elevated temperatures up to 250° Fahrenheit for short periods of time. It’s an oil-based component which is compatible with virtually all other oil-based ingredients in 100% oil formulations, and water-based ingredients in emulsions.
Versagel SQ® is a versatile ingredient which works well in skin care, sun care and baby care. In skin care, it helps to facilitate an even distribution of the active sunscreen ingredients. In baby care, it softens the skin and is easily absorbed. In makeup, it facilitates the even application of products such as lipsticks, foundations and hot-poured products such as lip balms, glosses and gels. It also is a useful ingredient in hair care products as it lends a soft after-feel to shampoos, conditioners and styling products.
Versagel SQ® has a viscosity similar to a soft nut butter such as avocado butter and can be heated slightly to about 180 to 200 degrees to lower the viscosity of the gel and allow for efficient incorporation of other components. There is no maximum usage percentage in an oil-based product; it can be safely used at up to 100% of the product weight/volume.
We recommend that you experiment with this product if you’ve never used it before and/or that you start with the smallest quantity offered on our website. As always, all sales are final and we’re not responsible for the results you obtain.
INCI: Squalane (and) ethylene/propylene/styrene copolymer ( and) butylene/ethylene/styrene copolymer (and) pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate.
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 (2 Reviews)
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Reviewer: Geovanna Thompson (Windermere, FL) 8.22.2016
I tried this on a whim. I had no idea what I wanted to use this for. So happy I tired it! I used it to moisturize my face after cleansing and it was just lovely. A little goes a long way. Just a dab will do. My skin was moisturized the ENTIRE DAY! Ordering more now.
Reviewer: nathaniel pitts (hoover, AL) 3.31.2016
THIS PRODUCT IS WORKING OUT VERY WELL. IT COMBATS THE GREASINESS OF OILS AND CREAMS TO ALLOW A DRY POWDERY FEEL.
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Raw materials/ingredients are dispensed by weight. Many customers ask how many ounces in a pound, there are 16 ounces in one pound. These are not fluid ounces, they are ounces by weight.
EO = essential oil
FO = fragrance oil
Our containers are filled with products to where our commercial digital scales indicate the container should be filled. Some containers will be filled to the top, some will not.
HOW OILS ARE DISPENSED: All our products are dispensed by weight. EO's in 8 oz. through 2 lbs. - amber plastic pharmaceutical-grade bottle. EO's in 5 and 10 lbs. - heavy duty plastic container w/pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the container at least 2 months. EO's in sizes of 25+ lbs. - industry-standard metal or plastic can with a pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the metal can indefinitely and up to 2 months in the plastic pail. It's our decision in which type of pail we dispense the product, metal cans are not readily available. CARRIER OILS - plastic bottles/pails depending on the size ordered, do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so. FO's - in plastic containers, contents do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so.
Essential oils in sizes from ½ oz. to 4 oz. are dispensed in amber glass bottles without orifice reducers or glass droppers. If we ever run out of amber glass bottles, we reserve the right to use any other glass bottle available at that time. The only sizes of EO's dispensed with orifice reducers are 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 oz. sizes. If you require bottles/vials with orifice reducers or Eurodroppers, we sell those separately.
HOW TO STORE: Upon receipt, EO's dispensed in plastic bottles MUST be transferred into amber glass bottles. EO's, FO's and BUTTERS should be stored in tightly-sealed containers away from direct light and heat. Many oils could be highly flammable, keep away from open flames. Refrigerating butters could adversely affect the consistency of the butter, please join our Forum if you need to learn how to handle and store products.
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