Knowde Enhanced TDS
Identification & Functionality+
Features & Benefits+
- Warming Effect
- Immediate Effect
- Low Odor
Hotact® VBE is a unique sensory agent that provides a warming effect to the skin. The effect of Hotact® VBE can be felt immediately upon application, building rapidly within the first five minutes and lasting up to two hours. Structurally similar to natural warming agents, it is less irritating than capsaicin or capsicum extract. Soluble in most solvents typically used in personal care formulations, this stable sensate ingredient is a colorless to pale yellow liquid with a slightly pleasant vanilla odor.
Hotact® VBE was developed to overcome the inherent disadvantages of natural extracts used to generate warming effects. As a synthetically derived product, it is consistent in color, odor, and quality. Hotact® VBE is a pourable liquid and is easier to incorporate into personal care formulations than natural extract powders or concentrates, such as capsaicin or capsicum extract. On a molecular level, Hotact® VBE shares some structural similarity to capsaicin, however it is less irritating to the skin.
Applications & Uses+
|Value||Units||Test Method / Conditions|
|Specific Gravity||1.052-1.072||-||at 20/25˚C|
|Refractive Index||1.511-1.521||-||at 20˚C|
Technical Details & Test Data+
Hotact ® VBE is a stable ether and works directly by stimulating the receptors at the nerve endings to produce a heating sensation. There is no actual temperature change of the skin, but instead the nerves’ neurotransmitters are triggered resulting in a perceived heating effect