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Emulsifiers

What are they?

Emulsifiers are surfactants which contain both a hydrophilic (water-loving) and hydrophobic (water fearing) element. Emulsifiers are therefore attracted to both oil and water.

Why do I need one?

You’ll need an emulsifier in your cosmetic product if it contains water and oil. These liquids which famously do not mix together will be bound together by the polyamorous properties of the emulsifier.

Which should I choose?

This very much depends on personal preference and the product you’re intending to create. Some are single emulsifiers whilst some are blends of multiple emulsifying agents. You’ll find some are natural, sustainable, organic. Some will have a creamier texture, some will be soap-like. You may need to experiment to find the most suitable option that works for your recipe.

    Anything else I need to know?

    They often contain a fatty alcohol that will enhance the thickening and stabilising properties of the emulsion. In some cases you may want to consider adding extra thickening/stabilising agents alongside your emulsifier.

    Emulsifying Wax (Cetearyl Alcohol / Ceteareth 20)

    Emulsifying Wax (Cetearyl Alcohol / Ceteareth 20)

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    This emulsifying wax is a vegetable based emulsifier used for combining oil and water in recipes for lotions, creams, and other cosmetics. Derived ...

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    Durosoft PG4-O (Durosoft SF)

    Durosoft PG4-O (Durosoft SF)

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    Durosoft PG4-O is a naturally-derived liquid emulsifier; ideal for using in bath & shower oils, wash-off cleansing oils / balms and more.    D...

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    Cetyl Alcohol Beads

    Cetyl Alcohol Beads

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     Cetyl Alcohol is a well-proven and safe emulsifier/stabiliser that does not go rancid. It has also been used in creams in place of beeswax, which ...

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    VE Emulsifier (Glyceryl Stearate)

    VE Emulsifier (Glyceryl Stearate)

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    A fail-safe, vegetable-based emulsifier for creams & lotions. This emulsifier is made from sustainably sourced raw materials and is used togeth...

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    MF Emulsifier (Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate) Sold out

    MF Emulsifier (Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate)

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    A fail-safe, vegetable-based emulsifier for creams & lotions. This emulsifier is made from sustainably sourced raw materials and is used togeth...

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    OliveM 1000

    OliveM 1000

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    OliveM 1000 is vegetable based natural PEG-free emulsifier and thickener derived from olive chemistry. Often used as an emulsifying ingredient and ...

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    Vegetal Emulsifier

    Vegetal Emulsifier

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    Vegetal (Cetearyl Glucoside and Cetearyl Alcohol) is a natural emulsifier cream base which derives from corn. It mimics the lipids on the skin whic...

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    GMCY-Glyceryl Caprylate

    GMCY-Glyceryl Caprylate

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    GMCY (Glyceryl Caprylate) consists of a single active ingredient, produced using nothing but plant material. Glyceryl monoesters are recognised as ...

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