INCI name: Lysolecithin (and) Sclerotium Gum (and) Xanthan Gum (and) Pullulan (and) silicaDosage: 0,3-2,0%Emulsifying gel-eco is a proprietary blend of 3 polysaccharides and soy lysophospholipids. This is a revolutionary viscosity modifier, emulsion stabilizer, film forming agent and emulsifier with a non-tacky and silicon like skin feel.This gelling agent/emulsifier has a good alcohol and electrolyte tolerance, is extremely easy to disperse and is stable at a broad pH range: 3-12.Applications:Emulsifier (you must hydrate the lysophospholipids by dispersing this ingredient in warm water and stirring for at least 20 min.) Emulsion stabilizerViscosity modifier for serums, gels, cleansing products as well as creams and emulsionsThis ingredient is not compatible with Spectrasts G2N and Spectrastat G2 Natural
Cold process O/W emulsifierINCI:Glycerin (and) Glycine Soja extractpH range: 4-8Oil phase concentration: 5-40%HLB: 14,9This is a cold process emulsifier that can be used in hot process as well. It is compatible with all gums and polar as well as non-polar oils.The emulsifier can be added to the water or oil phase. The oil phase should be added to the water phase. The emulsions have a silky skin feel and low to medium viscosity with outstanding stability.This emulsifier creates low viscosity and sprayable emulsions
Natural Emulsifier GSC palm oil free is an anionic, natural and palm-free O/W emulsifier based on rapeseed (canola) oil.INCI: Glyceryl stearate citrateThis emulsifier could be used as a standalone emulsifier or in combination with nonionic emulsifiers to improve the texture and stability of the emulsions.GSC palm oil free complies with Ecocert, BDIH, Cosmos and NaTrue standards .Application dosage: 0,5-4,0%Oil phase concentration: 15-40 %Melting range: 58-62 °CApplication:This is a hot process emulsifier. Heat the emulsifier with the oil phase to 75-80 degrees Celsius, heat the water phase separately. When the emulsifier is completely melted blend the oil phase and slowly add the oil phase to the water phase and blend. Homogenize the mixture for a few minutes. Stir and cool down the emulsion. At about 35-40 degrees add sensitive ingredients and the preservative and adjust the pH (According to the preservative)GSC palm oil free creates medium viscosity emulsions when used alone. You can increase the viscosity of the emulsions by adding butters, waxes or fatty alcohols to the oil phase. The higher the oil phase concentration and the concentration of butters and waxes the higher the emulsion viscosity.This is a very versatile emulsifier for a broad range of purposes from hand and body moisturizers to cleansing emulsions, baby products and hair conditioners. It creates white emulsions (unless you use oils and extracts with an intensive colour) with a very silky and luxurious appearance. It is free from that horrible soapiness accompanying many natural emulsifiers.Read this blog post for more info and recommendations about working with this emulsifier.
INCI: Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate (>90%), Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate (<10%)Country of origin: BelgiumNaTrue certifiedHLB: ca. 3,5Neocare P3R is a natural (palm-free and suitable for vegan formulations) emulsifier for W/O (water in oil) emulsions. This is an amazing blend creating light and low viscosity (even sprayable) emulsions with an outstanding stability and a silky skin feel that is very untypical for W/O emulsions.It is very easy and uncomplicated to work with. You can apply the emulsifier both in cold or hot process depending on your preferences and other ingredients in your emulsion. The emulsifier is a high viscosity liquid. At cold temperatures and in winter, you may have to slightly warm it up to reduce the viscosity and help blending it in the oil phase if you're doing a cold process.Application:3-5% in the oil phase for 10-40% oil content. Blend oil and water phase separately. For W/O emulsions, the pH of the water phase should be adjusted before blending the two phases. W/O emulsions need an electrolyte for stabilization. Generally bivalent ions (such as Magnesium) are more effective than mono-valent ions (such as sodium). Add 0.5-1.0% of NaCl, Magnesium Sulphate or another suitable electrolyte into the water phase.After both phases are homogeneous, very slowly add the water phase to the oil phase while stirring the oil phase. Try to avoid building of any water pool. After all of the water phase is added to the oil phase, stir for another 30 minutes. This emulsifier does not necessarily need homogenization. Long homogenization may even have adverse effect on the stability.Voila, enjoy your emulsion.Read this blog post for a sample formulation.
INCI: Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate (and) Glyceryl Stearate (and) Stearyl AlcoholEcocert, cosmos conformmelting point ca. 70° CElectrolyte tolerance: ca. 3%This is an easy to work and forgiving O/W emulsifier (completely plant derived and suitable for vegan formulations- not palm-free).The emulsifier is self-emulsifying and promotes lamellar structure for an improved barrier protection and repair. You can add this emulsifier to the water or to the oil phase and can emulsify 0-25% oil phase with 3-5% emulsifier.It has a very soft and non-greasy skin feel with no soapiness.We recommend this emulsifier for all hair & skin care products such as : baby products, cleansing milks, after sun, shower creams, day and night care.Read this blog post for more information and instructions.
INCI: Polyglyceryl-4-oleate/ PG-4-OCAS number: 71012-10-7 / 9007-48-1HLB: 4-6This is a palm-free and vegan emulsifier based on olive and sunflower oil. With an HLB between 4-6, it is a W/O emulsifier that could be processed both cold and hot. It's extraordinary and most attractive function is however, the ability to create self-emulsifying waterless products such as cleansing oils, balms, scrubs, etc. The product turns to a milk by applying water and is easily rinse-off without leaving any unpleasant greasiness or stickiness.Application dosage: 5-15%Have a look at this blog post for a formulation example and some inspiration.
INCI: Glycerin & Aqua & Quillaja Saponaria Wood Extract & Saponaria Officinalis (Soapwort) ExtractSapogel Q is a 100% natural, palm free and based on saponins oil gellant and texturizer.It is suitable for both hot and cold process and the products are suitable for rinse-off as well as leave-on applications.It creates a lanolin or vaseline like texture with a much more pleasant skin feel (even after rinsing)Application dosage: 15-25%, the higher the sapogel concentration, the lower the viscosityViscosity of the product is largely dependent on the oil used and varies from oil to oiladding glycerine (up to 5%) reduces the viscosityHow to apply:Add sapogel (or sapogel+ glycerin) in a container, add the oil phase in another container. Slowly and little by little add the oil phase to the sapogel and mix thoroughly before adding the next portion.More details in this blog post.
INCI: Sucrose StearateCAS# 25168-73-4 / 37318-31-3HLB: Approx. 15Sucrose stearate is a very versatile natural emulsifier for a broad range of O/W emulsions. It could be applied in cold process, in warm process or in cold-warm process as a stand-alone emulsifier or blended (1-1.5%) with other emulsifiers to enhance stability and skin feel. It creates smooth and silky emulsions with no soapiness or greasiness.You can add Sucrose stearate into the water phase, into the oil phase or in a one pot process (blending oil and water phase from the very beginning). Adding sucrose stearate to the water phase creates emulsions with a slightly higher viscosity compared to emulsions where sucrose stearate is added to the oil phase.Application dosage: 18-20% (of oil phase).We recommend applying an emulsion stabilizer such as Solagum AX, sclerotium, acacia, konjak or LBG.Read more about sucrose stearate in our blog. This is the link to a sample formulation for a sprayable emulsion in our blog.
Fluid lecithin from non GMO sunflower oilINCI: LecithinMin. 60% phospholipid content. E322Lecithin is not only an amazing emulsifier for W/O and O/W emulsions, it is an excellent emollient and refatting agent, a fragrance stabilizer, a penetration and skin feel enhancer for all hair and skin care products. The only truly "natural" emulsifier at allThis is the link to a tutorial on "how to make shiny bodymelts" with lecithin.