It creates an O/W emulsion which means that as the emulsion forms, molecules of oil are surrounded by many molecules of water which again, are surrounded by oil and then by water. As the emulsion cools, it creates a liquid crystal lamellar effect which even without any other actives, gives effective and continuous skin hydration for up to 5 hours. This strengthens the skin’s lipid barrier and helps to slow down Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL).
The texture of an emulsion made with Emulsifier M can be firm enough for packaging into a jar as a cream yet also work in a pump bottle as a lotion.
Adding a thickener such as Xanthan Gum, Konjac Glucomannan Powder or Guar Gum to the Stage 2 (water stage) will help to create very smooth stable emulsions without compromising the fine texture of the product.
It makes very stable creams that tolerate a wide range of pH’s so is excellent for use with Aloe Vera Concentrate, Hyaluronic Acid and AHA’s.
Saponification Value mg KOH / g 210-230
The individual materials that make up Emulsifier M are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) and can be found here.
Please note this is COSMOS Approved.