Isopentyldiol – for cosmetics that feel good and enhance gloss

Cremes, make-up, hair-care and sun-care products have to meet high demands: we expect them to make us look fresh and attractive, act as moisturizers and, of course, feel pleasant on our skin. Isopentyldiol (IPD) from Kuraray is a multifunctional ingredient that ticks all the boxes! Your cosmetic, hair-care and skin-careformulations can benefit from the unique properties of IPD.

Moisturizing properties for silky smooth skin

Isopentyldiol (3-methyl-1,3-butandiol) is colorless and odorless. Moreover, it can be combined with many substances, so it is ideal as an emulsifier and emollient in skin-care and sun-care products — and it does not leave white residues. IPD acts as an immediate moisturizer, so personal care products containing IPD make our skin feel silky smooth. IPD also ensures lasting gloss in decorative cosmetics such as lipstick and eye shadow.

Hair-care products for color retention and to restore damaged hair

Hair-care products with IPD provide lasting strength, including restoring damaged hair. In addition, they improve the color retention of dyed hair. Isopentyldiol enhances the tolerability of products because it has a very good safety profile and bacteriostatic properties. It is also used to enhance the skin-care properties of hand sanitizers and make-up removers.

Use isopentyldiol from Kuraray to make sure your cosmetics and personal care products feel pleasant on the skin as well as having excellent properties and optimum gloss.


  • Hair care: performance enhancer (repair effects, adds strength, increases color retention)
  • Skin care: unique silky skin feel, immediate moisturizing effect, shiny product
  • Sun care: sun protection without white residues

  • Decorative cosmetics
  • Hair care products
  • Skin care products
  • Cosmetics removers

  • Multifunctional ingredient 
  • Reduced droplet size in emulsions
  • Improved dispersion of oxides (TiO2 or ZnO)
  • Synergy effect with sorbitol in cuticle care products


Please contact us if you would like to know more about Isopentyldiol.

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