Emolid BDGA: High water holding capacity soft paste emollient

Emolid BDGA is paste ester with excellent water holding capability with good adhesion to the skin. It is a protective emollient not derived from palm that imparts lubricity and has very good moisturization properties.


Melting point

Emolid BDGA is a unique ester that gives a substantial film to protect and moisturize the skin.

It is used as thickening agent improving the wear properties of formulations and at the same time as feel modifier.

Melting Point

Emolid BDGA it’s a soft paste in consistency, melting at skin temperature.

Refractive Index

In lipstick and color cosmetics, Emolid BDGA adds glossy finish and increase the playoff, living vivid color on the lips. 

Refractive Index (Index of Refraction) of Emolid BDGA is compared with high gloss emollients.

Refractive Index

  • INCI names:
  • Emolid BDGA: Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2
  • Emolid DD: Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate
  • Soldoc 3/92 HG: Triisostearin
  • Soldoc 4/18 HG: Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate
  • Soldoc 3/134 HG: Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate

Emolid BDGA shows excellent behavior vs typical glossy emollients.

Pigment dispersion ability: Titanium dioxide

The smaller value of “wet point” and “difference between wet point and fluidity point” determines the ability to disperse pigments.

Pigment dispensability (TiO2)

Emolid BDGA shows better wetting properties and pigment dispersion than market standard.

Pigment dispersion ability: Iron Oxides

Same result was observed using Iron Oxides. Emolid BDGA has better wetting and pigment dispersion properties.

Pigment dispensability (Fe3O4, Fe2O3)

Emolid BDGA shows better wetting properties and pigment dispersion than market standard.

Sensory Profile

In the spider graph, it is easy to see the main differences among Emolid BDGA, Lanolin and market standard. Lanolin was taken as a base to compare Emolid BDGA and market standard.

  • While market standard shows a similar sensorial profile to Lanolin. Emolid BDGA presents better behavior in terms of stickiness and heaviness, making it better for skin care formulations.
  • Emolid BDGA has better after feel than market standard. 

Water-holding ability

Water-holding ability was measured following the British Pharmacopeia method. Emolid BDGA has a key role modulating barrier function and Water-Holding Capacity of the stratum corneum.

Water-Holding Ability (ability to hold water)

Emolid BDGA shows better water-holding ability than lanolin and market standard.

"Dry, scaly or rough skin shows an unhealthy condition and reflects low water content in the stratum corneum"

Emolid BDGA contribute to water retention capacity of the epidermis.

Water Retentivity

Water retentivity test helps to measure the amount of water that a product can retains from the cosmetic formulation to help stratum corneum hydration.

Water Retentivity

Emolid BDGA shows better water retentivity than market standard and Lanolin.

Oxidative stability

RapidOxi (Oxidation stability measured in minutes) of Emolid BDGA, Lanolin and Market standard:

Oxidative stability

Emolid BDGA has better oxidative stability.

Viscosity Profile

Viscosities of each sample (Emolid BDGA, market standard and Lanolin) were compared.

Emolid BDGA has similar viscosity profile to lanolin.

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