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Mackaderm® LIA is a light emollient and a silicone alternative which is a key need in the hair and skin care market.

This emollient performs similarly as silicones in key areas: soft and silky feeling in skin and shine & untied and lightweightness effect for hair.

Mackaderm® LIA provides softness and ease of combing hair with lightweightness and no build-up over multiple applications, contrary to silicones it is also an excellent spreadability agent that eliminates the tackiness of oily ingredients in skin care products.

With 100% vegetable origin and COSMOS certification, Mackaderm® LIA addresses consumer concerns about sustainability, while contributing to making the whole sensorial experience of more pleasurable.

 

What are the main benefits to Mackaderm® LIA?

  • Natural silicone alternative
  • Light, non-greasy feeling
  • High spreading

 

What are the main features to Mackaderm® LIA?

  • Cosmos certified natural; 100% vegetable origin
  • Light Emollient

 

What are the main applications to Mackaderm® LIA?

Skin Care 

  • Skin care lotions and creams
  • Skin serums & masks
  • Sunscreens

Hair Care 

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Masks
  • Leave-on serums

 

Product Name  Application  Claim  Function  Discover Here 
Mackaderm® LIA Skin Care

Silicone alternative

High spreading

Eliminates tackiness

Dispersion of UV filters

COSMOS certified

Eliminate tacktiness

Dispersing agent

Softening agent

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Mackaderm® LIA

Hair Care

Non volatile Silicone alternative

Softness

Ease of combing

Less built up

COSMOS Certified

United effect

Conditioning agent

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Finding a silicone alternative is a key need for the hair care market today. Bioaccumulation in the environment and a negative perception amongst some consumers and hairdressers are driving the search for silicone alternative.

On the other hand, the efficacy and performance of silicones (combing, detangling, shine, softness, untied effect) are essential for certain hair types and it is difficult to replace them. Solvay’s proposal: Mackaderm® LIA, a real winning silicone alternative which can be used as a light emollient to substitute silicones like amodimethicones in shampoos and conditioners.


Mackaderm® LIA enables to provide softness to hair from the roots to the tips with lightweightness and less build-up than silicones. It offers a very good balance between conditioning and cleanliness, enabling to target challenging hair targets, without heaviness & oiliness issues usually met when formulating with botanical oils or standard esters. It can be formulated into crystal-clear shampoos up to 2% without adding a solubilizer. With 100% vegetable origin and COSMOS certification, Mackaderm® LIA addresses consumer concerns about sustainability, efficiently contributing to also making the whole sensorial experience more pleasurable.
 

Performance in Shampoo

In-vivo half head testing of a clear shampoo containing 1% of Mackaderm® LIA versus the same shampoo containing 1% of Amodimethicone. Test done one a model having slightly damaged hair.

 

Mackaderm LIA graph

 

Performance in Conditioner

In-vivo half head testing of a conditioner containing 2.5% of Mackaderm® LIA versus the same conditioner containing 1% of Amodimethicone. Test done one a model having moderately damaged hair.

 

Mackaderm LIA graph 2

Consumer Benefits

  • Non-oily
  • Untied effect
  • Lightweight feel
  • Easy to rinse
  • 100% vegetable origin
  • Silicone-free

Function

  • Good softness from roots to tips
  • Good balance between conditioning and cleanliness
  • Less build up than amodimethicone
  • Effective on different types of hair

Consumer applications

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Cleansing conditioner
  • Masks
  • Leave-on serums

For more sustainable skin and sun care!

With 100% vegetable origin and COSMOS certification, Mackaderm® LIA addresses consumer concerns about sustainability, while contributing to making the whole sensorial experience of more pleasurable.

Mackaderm LIA is a light emollient characterized by excellent spreadability and non-greasy skin feel.  It helps eliminate or lessen the tackiness of waxy and oily ingredients making it an excellent choice for skin care, sun care and color cosmetics formulations.  It is also a good vehicle for dispersing pigments and UV filters, and as an alternative to silicones in silicone-free skin care formulations.

 

1. Mackaderm® LIA helps in reducing the tackiness of heavy emollients.

Petrolatum is known to have a sticky skin feel.  In this test, a cotton ball is pressed on a standard amount of petrolatum (benchmark) or on a mixture of petrolatum and the test emollient (1:1 ratio).  A standard weight (0.5kg) was placed on top of the cotton ball for 1 minute and then removed. The cotton ball is then lifted out. The amount of cotton stuck on the test sample indicates the degree of stickiness of that sample relative to pure petrolatum.

Mackaderm LIA 1

 

2. Mackaderm® LIA solubilizes crystalline organic UV filters

Mackaderm LIA 2

 

Even more, Mackaderm® LIA demonstrates good wetting properties, making it suitable for sunscreens and other pigment-containing formulations. 

Mackaderm LIA 3

 

Overall sensory of the two test formulations are very similar, however formulation with Mackaderm LIA feels slightly less watery during rub-in, providing a bit more body to the emulsion.

Making Mackaderm® LIA an excellent natural alternative to replace silicones in skin care formulations

 

Benefits & Features

  • Natural silicone alternative
  • Light, non-greasy skin feel
  • High spreading
  • Eliminates tackiness of other ingredients
  • Good dispersion of pigments and uv filters
  • Cosmos certified natural; 100% vegetable origin

Consumer needs & Application

  • Skin care lotions and creams
  • Skin serums & masks
  • Sunscreens