Nicomenthyl, unlike other more volatile nicotinates (as for example methyl nicotinate, ethyl nicotinate, etc.) is odorless.
Nicomenthyl is white transparent (colorless), almost as water.
Is Nicomenthyl produced from animal origin derivatives or does it contain animal derived ingredients?
No. Nicomenthyl is not of animal origin and does not contain animal derived ingredients, nor has it come into contact with animal origin derivatives in any phase of its production.
Nicomenthyl is not (directly or indirectly) derived or manufactured from GMO (genetically modified organisms) and their derivatives, as per Regulation EC 834/2007.
Since Nicomenthyl is completely thermostable, it does not require any special condition for storage. Its shelf life is well over 36 months.
No. No added preservatives or antioxidants are required for its storage.
No. It is obtained through synthesis from Menthol and Niacin, both of them existing in nature.
Nicomenthyl is a “derived natural ingredient” as per definition in section 3.1 of ISO 16128-1 Definition for ingredients. Natural Origin Index (NOI) = 0.59
Yes, it is. Nicomenthyl is characterized by an exceptional oxidative stability; it is thermostable, can be processed either hot or cold in any cosmetic formulation, does not have any incompatibility with other ingredients. However, like any ester, it is stable at moderately acid pH, while it has a tendency to hydrolyze at alkaline pH (> 8.0) particularly if warmed up.
Nicomenthyl is obtained through a new patented proprietary industrial synthesis which guarantees a purity higher than 99%.