“ Vertasil ® TM-CBD1 – the trisiloxane functionalized cannabidiol isolate – can be easily incorporated into silicone gel matrices such as polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and other primarily silicone-based formulations,” Long added. “In fact, Vertasil® TM-CBD1 is the only ingredient that enables the delivery of Canabidiol from PDMS gels.” As an added benefit, it offers the potential for controlled release of CBD.
“We specifically designed this patented molecule to extend solubility parameters and improve the compatibility of CBD with a wider range of materials without compromising CBD activity or benefits,” said Daria Long, Gelest Vice President and General Manager, Personal Care. “The emollience of this modified CBD combined with the ability to form thin films enables distribution over skin and hair, providing effective treatments at extremely low concentrations.”
MORRISVILLE, Pa., Feb. 24, 2021 – Gelest, Inc. introduces Vertasil ® TM-CBD1 , a novel CBD hybrid fluid that that will increase formulation opportunities for personal care.
The newest product in Gelest’s Vertasil ® line of siloxane “tipped” natural products, Vertasil ® TM-CBD1 provides the lubricity and softness of a silicone oil without the greasiness of natural oils. Uniquely compatible with silicones in addition to natural oils, hydrocarbons, esters, glycols and silicone derivatives, Vertasil ® TM-CBD1 is targeted for use in silicone serums and oils; silicone, scar treatment and stretchmark patches; and face and eye treatment masks. The ability of this hybrid fluid to generate effect at low concentrations offers economic advantages compared to pure CBD.
For more information or to obtain a Vertasil ® TM-CBD1 sample, contact Daria Long or Brett Ferguson at 215-547-1015.
In a media release announcing Vertasil TM-CBD1 to the market, Daria Long, Vice President and General Manager of Personal Care at Gelest, explains, “We specifically designed this patented molecule to extend solubility parameters and improve the compatibility of CBD with a wider range of materials without compromising CBD activity or benefits.”
CBD is not compatible with silicone substrates. And that’s the challenge Gelest set out to address. The ingredient maker specializes in silanes, silicones, and metal-organics for the medical, pharmaceutical, and personal care industries (as well as others).
The availability and popularity of CBD as a personal care and cosmetic ingredient inspired the team at Gelest solve for this compatibility challenge. Tanya Roberman, a technical services and cosmetics formulations expert for the company, explained her team’s work to Cosmetics Design at the 2019 SCC Annual Meeting and Technology Showcase, saying, “the addition of a trisiloxane group to the CBD molecule at a hydroxyl site changes the solubility parameters and allows the incorporation of trisiloxane-functionalized cannabidiol isolate…into silicone gel matrices or other silicone-based formulations.”
The skin care and hair care ingredient that resulted from that research launched just this week and is soluble in not only silicones but also in silicone derivatives, natural oils, hydrocarbons, esters, and glycols.
Gelest launches Vertasil TM-CBD1 making the popular cannabinoid soluble in silicone
“The emollience of this modified CBD combined with the ability to form thin films,” she says, “enables distribution over skin and hair, providing effective treatments at extremely low concentrations.”