News | September 18, 2018

Lubrizol Introduces OILKEMIA(TM) 5S Polymer

Lubrizol Introduces OILKEMIA(TM) 5S Polymer for Skin, Sun and Color Cosmetic Oil Systems with Enchanting Textures

(GlobeNewswire) - The Lubrizol Corporation announces the launch of its newest multifunctional, oil-soluble rheology modifier, OILKEMIA(TM) 5S polymer. Celebrated for its ability to create diverse forms and maximize visuals in oil systems, OILKEMIA 5S polymer offers the 5s benefits:

  • Superior thickening efficiency in a variety of anhydrous or emulsion systems
  • Superb clarity with broad oil compatibility
  • Suspension of particles or water droplets in medium to high polarity oils
  • Stabilization of mild, emulsifier-free emulsions
  • Sensory enhancement with a pleasant, non-tacky feel

OILKEMIA 5S polymer is dispensed as clear solid granules and produces thickening through an associative mechanism. When dispersed in oil, polymer-polymer interactions and polymer-oil hydrogen bonding result in gelation. Designed to enhance the alchemy between cosmetic ingredients and active oil components, OILKEMIA 5S polymer delivers consistent results across a range of oils.

Today's consumers want cosmetics with unique visuals and a soft, elegant feel, using Lubrizol's OILKEMIA 5S polymer, formulators can create that desired aesthetic experience.

In addition to its ability to produce sought-after visuals and textures, OILKEMIA 5S polymer is highly compatible with organic UV filters, inorganic pigments, metal oxide pigments, and micas, enabling the formulation of effective sun protection products as well as innovative color cosmetics.

Learn more about OILKEMIA 5S polymer at

About Personal Care and Skin Essentials
Lubrizol Personal Care and Skin Essentials develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of specialty chemicals for skin care, hair care, and bath and shower. Our innovative ingredients and additives modify physical properties, enhance functional performance and deliver aesthetic benefits to drive key consumer product claims. Furthermore, with Lipotec(TM)Active Ingredients, peptide-based active cosmetic ingredients, Active Organics® botanical ingredients and marine biotechnology, we have strategically expanded our product portfolio and continue to build upon our current capabilities, formulations expertise and global manufacturing footprint to take innovation to the next level. We partner closely with our customers to create winning brands - through our commitment to market intimacy, knowledgeable people, technical expertise and essential, market-driving solutions. Our primary focus is on the needs and demands of our customers and consumers on a global basis. We are persistently committed to accessible innovation that directly addresses the market trends and to providing you with powerful, proven solutions so you can Formulate With Confidence(TM). Lubrizol Personal Care and Skin Essentials is a business within The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company.

About The Lubrizol Corporation
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact. It is a leader at combining market insights with chemistry and application capabilities to deliver valuable solutions to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol improves lives by acting as an essential partner in our customers' success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care, personal care and skin care products and specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions.

With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2017 were $6.3 billion. For more information, visit

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