Hotact® VBE


Warming sensate


Effective warming sensation. Odourless. Colourless. May be combined with Coolact® sensates.

INCI name: 

Vanillyl butyl ether


  • Vantage Speciality Chemicals

Hotact® VBE is a vanillyl alcohol derivative, having a warming effect similar to capsaicin or capsicum extract, but generally producing less irritation.

Hotact® VBE acts almost immediately on contact with the skin, and the warming effect may last up to two hours. Hotact® VBE is also odourless and colourless making it suitbale for use in numerous cosmetic formulation types.

Testing has also shown that Hotact® VBE can actually help to enhance the cooling sensation of Coolact® 10 when used in combination.


Note: Takasago hold patents on their warming and cooling sensates and combinations of these ingredients.