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MF Emulsifier Eco

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An emulsifier used together with VE Emulsifier and Cetearyl Alcohol to make oil in water (O/W) creams and lotions that are strong and stable with a good skin feel.

A creamy white powder with a very faint odour made from combining non dairy lactic acid with stearic acid and is COSMOS approved.

The lactic acid is derived by using bacteria such as Bacillus Acidilacti, Lactobacillus Delbueckii or Lactobacillus Bulgaricus to ferment carbohydrates from non dairy sources such as cornstarch, potatoes and molasses.

The stearic acid is made using fatty acids from rapeseed oil.

It does not function as a stand alone emulsifier and needs to be used in combination with VE Emulsifier and Cetearyl Alcohol. It makes very stable creams and lotions.

SAP Value 190 - 230 mg KOH/g

Inci:

Sodium stearoyl lactylate
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of MF Emulsifier are:

Emulsifying

To view more information, visit the Cosing Database here.
Skin Care
The emulsifier is recognised as an humectant which increases the moisture levels of the skin. This means that simply by using this emulsification system, you are hydrating the skin and keeping it younger looking.

It is effective at penetrating the top layer of the skin which further enhances the absorption of active ingredients in the cream or lotion.

Suitable for all skin types.

Hair Care
As it is non ionic, it is not compatible with cationic materials so has no great effect with hair care products.

Other
Use at 2% to 6%.

Lotions: 2-3%

Oily skin creams:  3-4%

Normal skin creams: 4-5%

Dry skin creams: 4.5-5%

Water soluble so use in the heated Stage 2 when making creams and lotions.

Suggested Blends
Always use with VE Emulsifier and Cetearyl Alcohol.

Cautions/Contraindications
None.
Rinse Off Scrub Cleanser
Stage 1: (above 75°C)
9% Camellia Seed Oil
5% Castor Oil
6% Crambe Seed Oil
3% VE Emulsifier
2% Cetearyl Alcohol

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
5% MF Emulsifier
3% Papaya Glycerol Extract
50% Boiling Spring Water

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
6% EcoSilk
1% Preservative Eco
0.5% Vitamin E
0.5% May Chang Essential Oil
4% Emulsifan

Stage 4: (room temperature)
5% Jojoba Peeling Granules
100% Total

Method:
Heat the Stage 1 (fat stage) materials in a stainless steel bowl on a bain marie (double boiler) to above 75°C.

Add the Stage 2 (water stage) ingredients to a larger bowl and put onto a bain marie. When the temperature is above 75°C, add Stage 1 to Stage 2.

Keep the temperature above 75°C and stir for 5 minutes.

Take the bowl off the heat and cool to below 40°C.

Mix the Stage 3 (cool stage) ingredients thoroughly to ensure they are solubilised together, then stir into the cream.

Stir in Stage 4 ingredients and mix thoroughly. Do not use a stick blender. Jar and label.


After Sun Hydrating Lotion
Stage 1: (above 75°C)
4% White Poppy Seed Oil
4% St John’s Wort Oil
1% Cetearyl Alcohol
1% VE Emulsifier

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
2.5% MF Emulsifier
4% Cucumber Extract
70% Boiling Spring Water

Stage 3:  (below 40°C)
7% EcoSilk
2% Hyaluronic Acid Gel
1% Sea Buckthorn Extract
1.5% Vitamin E
1% Preservative Eco
0.5% Spearmint Essential Oil
0.5% Helichrysum Essential Oil
100% Total

Method:
Heat the Stage 1 (fat stage) materials in a stainless steel bowl on a bain marie (double boiler) to above 75°C.

Add the Stage 2 (water stage) ingredients to a larger bowl and put onto a bain marie. When the temperature is above 75°C, add Stage 1 to Stage 2.

Keep the temperature above 75°C and stir for 5 minutes.

Take the bowl off the heat and cool to below 40°C.

Mix the Stage 3 (cool stage) ingredients together and stir into the cream. Mix thoroughly. Jar and label.


For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.

These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.
MF Emulsifier has been in use in food products for decades. It has a very safe profile and is used in Scandinavian vegan ice cream manufacture.

See more here.
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