Ultrapure TEWL L

Natural petrolatum replacement


Petrolatum-like feel and TEWL performance


Moisturization and barrier properties

Technology overview

Ultrapure TEWL L is a natural replacement for traditional petrolatum. Ultrapure TEWL L is vegetable based and has a petrolatum-like feel. It contains castor oil to combine emoillency and moisturization with petrolatum-like occlusiveness.


Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) measurements of formulations containing 10% Ultrapure TEWL L and petrolatum show that Ultrapure TEWL L approaches the occlusive properties of petrolatum over a 4-hour period.

Application and uses


Skin care: Providing moisturization and barrier function

Lip care: Providing moisturization and barrier function

Bar soaps & body washes: Providing moisturization and barrier function

Diaper rash creams: Providing moisturization and barrier properties

Benefits and claims in finished products


  • All-natural petrolatum replacement
  • Skin moisturization
  • Skin protection and barrier function

Formulation guidelines


General guidelines:

  • Recommended dosage: 1 - 25%


In emulsion systems:

  • Ensure a HLB value of the emulsifier of at least 12.6


In anhydrous systems:

  • Ultrapure TEWL L is not soluble in mineral oil
  • Ultrapure TEWL L is soluble in vegetable oils, butters and butter-type products

Global compliance


Ultrapure TEWL L is globally compliant as cosmetic ingredient (including China)


Ultrapure TEWL L: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Lauric Acid, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Beeswax, Calcium Stearate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract


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Ultra Chemical Inc.

2 Bridge Avenue Suite 631

Red Bank, NJ 07701



Ultra Chemical BV

Zuidplein 36 - 1077

XV Amsterdam

The Netherlands