SK-INFLUX® V, also known as Ceramide Complex, from Evonik
A skin-identical lipid concentrate for enhanced skin moisturization and
°Restores the protective barrier function of the
°Ideal for ageing skin, dry skin and sensitive skinINCI Name (PCPC name)
°Enhanced delivery and exchange of skin lipids
°SK-INFLUX® V is a new version of SK-INFLUX®, with non-animal cholesterol (vegetal-derived, semisynthetic cholesterol)
°SK-INFLUX® V is paraben-free
Ceramide NP; Ceramide AP; Ceramide EOP; Phytosphingosine; Cholesterol; Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate; Carbomer; Xanthan Gum
Chinese SFDA listed as: Ceramide 3; Ceramide 6II; Ceramide 1;Phytosphingosine; Cholesterol; Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate; Carbomer; Xanthan Gum
SK-INFLUX® is a skin-identical lipid concentrate, which
restores the protective barrier function of the skin.
SK-INFLUX® is a concentrated formulation, consisting
of a multi-lamellar (membrane) system resembling the structure of the lipid barrier in the Stratum Corneum.
A concentrated mix of different types of ceramides,
cholesterol, free fatty acids and phytosphingosine makes it an ideal ingredient
for personal care products with unique restoring capabilities.
Cholesterol is a key ingredient of SK-INFLUX® and essential
for the performance of the product. However, its animal origin (sheep’s woolgrease) prevents some customers
from using SKINFLUX®. In order to fulfil market expectation, Evonik looked for alternatives and tested them. As a result,
SK-INFLUX® V is now available with vegetal derived, semi synthetic cholesterol
that is chemically and physically indistinguishable From the animal-based product.
Application of SK-INFLUX® V will result in an enhanced
moisturization and protection, ultimately leading to a less sensitive and less
• Depending on the type of skin and desired effect, SK-INFLUX® V is used
with concentrations varying from 1 - 15 %. However, for typical applications such as ageing and dry skin a dosage
level of 3 - 5 % is recommended. Add to the aqueous phase of your formulation.
Application Consequently SK-INFLUX® V has a wide range of applications,
such as O/W creams and lotions of the segments:
- Moisturizing products
- Ageing and anti-wrinkle products
- Skin repair
- Skin protection
Recommended usage concentration
Normal skin: 1.5 - 5 % SK-INFLUX® V
Dry skin: 3 - 5 % SK-INFLUX® V
Ageing skin: 3 - 5 % SK-INFLUX® V
Skin repair/protection: 3 - 15 % SK-INFLUX® V
In emulsions SK-INFLUX® should be
added to the water phase before the homogenization step. Adding SK-INFLUX® to an existing
recipe of an O/W emulsion drops the viscosity significantly. The reason for this is a rearrangement of the liquid crystalline
structures. But the emulsion is not necessarily less stable in spite of the
lower viscosity. To increase the viscosity it is suggested to increase the
amount of consistency enhancer, e. g. the amount of Stearyl Alcohol. Since SK-INFLUX® contains an anionic
surfactant as a liposome builder cationic emulsifier systems should be avoided
due to possible interactions.
Ceramide NP (and) Ceramide AP (and) Ceramide
EOP (and) Phytosphingosine (and) Cholesterol (and) Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate
(and) Carbomer (and) Xanthan Gum
Suggested Use Levels:
Repair, Skin Protection, Anti-Wrinkle
Storage: Protected from
direct light and Store in Refrigerator
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate.