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.
Lysolecithin, Sclerotium gum, Xanthan gum, Pullalan, Silica
The individual materials that make up EmulsiGel Eco are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.
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.
Combine with surfactants to make stable shampoos with a very elegant skin feel.
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.
Excellent for making serums using actives and CO2 Extracts.
Sensational Shower Crème
Stage 1: (room temperature)
20% Natural Surfactant
2% Natural Fat Restorer
Stage 2: (above 60°C)
74% Boiled Spring Water
2% EmulsiGel Eco
Stage 3: (below 40°C)
1% Preservative Eco
1% Essential oils of your choice
Mix stage 1 ingredients together and they start to thicken up a little.
Sprinkle the EmulsiGel Eco over the hot water and stick blend until thickened.
Add stage 2 to stage 1 and stick blend briefly to combine.
Cool down in a pan of cold water whilst stirring with a spatula.
Add stage 3 ingredients and stir. Bottle and label.
Deluxe Facial Serum
Stage 1 (room temperature)
2% EmulsiGel Eco
Stage 2 (above 60°C)
84.5% Boiling Spring Water
Stage 3 (above 60°C)
5% White Poppy Seed Oil
Stage 4 (below 40°C)
1% Wu Zhu
1% Lupine Peptides
0.5% Essential Oils of your choice
1% Preservative 12
Combine EmulsiGel Eco and Glycerine into a paste.
Add to the Stage 2 ingredients and stick blend until smooth.
Add Stage 3 ingredients and stir thoroughly.
Cool down to below 40°C in a pan of cold water.
Add Stage 4 ingredients and combine 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.