Emulsifiers and Thickeners

Emulsifiers play a crucial role in skincare formulations by combining water- and oil-based ingredients that would otherwise separate. This enables the creation of stable emulsions, such as creams and lotions, standard in skincare products. By facilitating the blending of these two types of ingredients, emulsifiers ensure that the product remains uniform and effective, delivering hydration, nourishment, and other beneficial components to the skin in a well-balanced formulation.

Here's how an emulsifier works:

  • Hydrophilic and Lipophilic Properties emulsifiers have hydrophilic (water-attracting) and lipophilic (oil-attracting) parts in their molecular structure. This dual nature allows them to interact with water and oil molecules simultaneously.
  • Formation of Micelles when an emulsifier is added to a mixture of water and oil surrounds the oil droplets, with the hydrophilic part facing outward towards the water and the lipophilic part facing inward towards the oil. This arrangement forms tiny structures called micelles.
  • Stabilization of Emulsion the formation of micelles helps to stabilize the emulsion by preventing the oil droplets from coalescing and separating from the water phase. This results in a homogeneous mixture with a smooth texture.
  • Improved Product Performance emulsifiers not only help to create stable formulations but also enhance the performance and efficacy of skincare products. They ensure that the active ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the product, allowing for better absorption and delivery to the skin.
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Behenyl alcohol, also known as docosanol, is a large fatty straight-chain alcohol. In cosmetic and skin care formulations,...
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BTMS Conditioning Pellets is a vegetable-based conditioning emulsifier. It can be used to emulsify lotions and scrubs but is more...
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Cetearyl Alcohol NF is used as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener, and carrying agent for other ingredients. Naturally derived...
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Cetyl Alcohol NF is naturally derived from vegetable oils. This fatty alcohol is used to give emulsions more stability,...
Cromollient SCE™ is a 100% active alkoxylated di-ester of Myristyl Alcohol and Adipic Acid and represents novel chemistry...
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PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate Liquid acts as a lubricant on the skin's surface, which gives the skin a soft...
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Guar Gum Powder is a water soluble food additive that is extracted from guar beans. It is commonly...
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Lecithin is an excellent skin moisturizer and restorative. It contains many different phospholipids. Lecithin is a nonionic emulsifier...
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PEG-7 Olivate a water soluble olive oil ester. It provides excellent emollient and conditioning properties while being able...
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Polawax NF is a vegetable derived wax. It is the premier emulsifier for use in personal care. It...
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Stearic Acid is a white waxy natural fatty acid, it is used in making bar soap and lubricants....
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Xanthan Gum is a natural gum polysaccharide created through fermentation of sugar (glucose or sucrose) by Xanthomonas campestris...
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