Personal & Consumer Care Ingredients and Actives for Skin Care, Hair Care, Oral Care, and Home Care Products

Naturechem® Esters

The ricinolenic acid derived from the triglyceride oil of Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil lends itself to the formation of several beneficial esters for personal care product formulations. Naturechem® Ricinoleate Esters provide excellent film forming, moisturizing, humectant and emulsification (surfactant) properties to skin care formulations. Their exceptional esthetics and physical properties make them ideal vegetable-based replacements for mineral oil and petrolatum.


  • Mildness
  • Non-comedogenicity
  • Rancidity resistance
  • Higher melting points
  • Lubricity
  • Moisturizes winter/sun dried skin
  • Velvety skin feel
  • Excellent pigment dispersion/wetter
  • Emulsifier and viscosity builder
  • Solubilizes benzophenone


  • Creams
  • Lotions
  • Lipsticks
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreens
  • Soaps