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EmulsiGel Eco

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Inci:Lysolecithin, Sclerotium gum, Xanthan gum, Pullalan, Silica

A multifunctional ingredient that creates light cream gels as well as water based gels all with a superbly soft, elegant feel that is non greasy.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

It is a beige powder with a very faint aroma made from ingredients of natural origin, using a sustainable green process that is cold and dry.
 
It is a very multifunctional product than can create oil in water (O/W) light gel creams (gelées) as well as being a thickener and also a stabilizer.
 
The percentage used and how it is used, will determine the effect it has.
 
The finished products have an ultra soft, light and elegant silicone like feel that is non greasy.
 
The individual materials that make up EmulsiGel Eco are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng) here.

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
EmulsiGel Eco has active properties and in itself is hydrating, restructuring, repairing and soothing to the skin.
 
It also increases the bioavailability of active materials so active materials that you add are more able to be taken up into the skin.
 
As a thickener, it makes water based gels.
 
The xanthan gum and sclerotium gum combine to give very elegant gel textures which are less sticky than other gelling agents as well as more resilient.
 
Ideal for use in serums, anti wrinkle products and daily use moisturising primers.
 
Especially favoured in men's grooming products for its non sticky feel.
 
It increases the stability and viscosity (thickness) of your formulations. As an emulsifier, the lysolecithin allows smaller oil droplets in the emulsion which enable more stable and thinner emulsions.
 
This enables you to make stable serums using CO2 Extracts and other actives.
 
Makes excellent light lotions for daily use and especially good for acne skin care products.
 
As a skin feel enhancer, the pullulan provides an exceptionally light feel with no stickiness and a very good spreadability that feels as good as silicon products but from a natural source.
 
Add when making creams and lotions for enhanced sensorial qualities.
 
Hair Care
Combine with surfactants to make stable shampoos with a very elegant skin feel.
 
Other
Add 0.3% or less to a formulation to improve the skin feel of the product.
 
Use 1% or less combined with other emulsifiers to stabilise and improve the finished texture of creams and lotions.
Use 1.5% to 2% as a gelling agent to give a gel with beautiful sensory feel.
 
The gel has less tackiness than other thickeners and is more resilient.
 
Premix with some glycerine for best results.
 
Heat water to between 70°C and 75°C and add the combined EmulsiGel Eco and glycerine at high shear (use a stick blender).
 
We have found that a short mixing time has worked well but the manufacturers recommend 20 minutes it you require long term stability.
 
Cool down before adding heat sensitive actives.
 
This will make a good base for serums, eye area products and light body gelées.
 
It is also stable with up to 10% ethanol so makes a good gel base when using tinctures.
 
Use 1.5% to 2% as the sole emulsifier to make light gel-creams and lotions with an ultra soft texture.
 
2% will emulsify a maximum of 10% oil (depending on the oils chosen).
 
Premix the EmulsiGel Eco with some glycerine for best results.
 
Heat water between 70°C and 75°C and add the combined EmulsiGel Eco and glycerine at high shear (use a stick blender).
 
To emulsify into a lotion, add the oil phase at high shear but cool down whilst using a spatula to stir.
 
Do not cool down whilst using high shear as this will damage the structure of the emulsion.
 
Use in surfactant based shower gels and shampoos to increase thickness and give a wonderful texture.
 
This works with surfactants but not detergents.
 
It is stable between pH range 3 to 10 which means it can cope with acids like AHA’s as well as surfactants like our Natural Surfactant base.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Excellent for making serums using actives and CO2 Extracts.

Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring EmulsiGel Eco: