HydroSal® Sebum Control

PID# 8736

Reduces excess sebum for healthy, blemish-free skin.

  • Instant excess sebum reduction
  • Promotes a matte finish
  • Acts immediately and longer to remove shine


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HydroSal® Sebum Control is a technology designed to reduce sebum production and impart a matte finish to the skin by continuously absorbing excess oils. This solutions helps regulate sebum production and provides immediate and long-lasting oil absorption.

Unique Features

  1. Reduces excess sebum, which eliminates the environment which allows the growth of acne-causing bacteria
  2. Promotes a matte finish to the skin, reducing the apperance of undesireably shiny skin
  3. Immediately Removes existing excess oil on the skin

How the Technology Helps You

HydroSal® Sebum Control is a sub-micron delivery system ranging from 0.1-0.3 microns in diameter . The technology consists of a porous core infused with zinc sulfates. The oil-absorbing polymers work immediately to remove excess sebum via a super-absorption mechanism. The zinc ions modulate the secretion of sebum via enzymatic reaction. This technology works fast and provides matte sking appearance for longer periods of time.

Time Release Technology

Time release effect is based on physical absorption combined with biological modulation of sebum control. The zinc contained in the spheres can get deeper, slowly accessing the sebaceous glands and prolonging the benefits of the product.

Technical Data

Appearance @ 20°C
Homogenous liquid
Suitable for skin care such as facial creams, foundation, lotions, and moisturizers
pH (1 % solution)
6.0 ± 1.0
Shelf Life (months)
Usage Level (wt%)
Storage (°C)
Closed container at 12-32°

Dose Response Data

A dose response study was conducted to measure the most effective loading of the technology in a lotion required to achieve a sufficient amount of oil reduction present on the skin. The test is based on a scale from 0-5; where 5 represents undesirably shiny skin, and 0 represents mattefying and clean-looking skin. The best results were achieved when HydroSalTM Sebum Control was used at 3-5%.

When HydroSal® Sebum Control is loaded at 1.5%, the technology implements a 40% decrease in sebum. With 5% HydroSal® Sebum Control, there was approximately 90% reduction.

HydroSal® Sebum Control Loading (w/w%)

HydroSal® Sebum Control loaded at 1.5, 3.0, and 5.0% to show the most effective use of the technology.

Sample Formula

(W/W %)
DI Water
C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate
Hydroxyethyl acrylate/Sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 60
HydroSal® Sebum Control
Euxyl PE 9010