A more detailed look at decyl glucoside: Some basics about it and the pH

Decyl glucoside is a very mild non-ionic cleanser that works well as both a primary or secondary surfactant as it is a good foamer. It has an alkaline pH – 7 to 11.5 – so you’ll have to bring your pH down with citric acid or another acidic ingredient to ensure it reaches the right...

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How do we make substitutions with our emulsifiers? Lotionpro 165

Lotionpro 165 (INCI Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG 100 Stearate) an all-in-one non-ionic emulsifier based on the HLB system used in our heated oil phase to emulsify water and oil together to creation lotions and other emulsified products. It has an HLB value of about 11.2. (You don’t need to know this in order to use it, but...

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How do we make substitutions with our emulsifiers? Incroquat BTMS-50

Incroquat BTMS-50 (INCI: Behentrimonium methosulfate (and) cetyl alcohol (and) butylene glycol) is a great emulsifier, imparting a dryer, less greasy feel to our lotions. As it is cationic or positively charged, you’ll be making a positively charged lotion. (Emulsifying wax NF and Polawax are non-ionic, meaning they carry no electrical charge, while Ritamulse SCG is slightly...

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How do we make substitutions with our emulsifiers? Ritamulse SCG

Ritamulse SCG (INCI: Glyceryl stearate (and) cetearyl alcohol (and) sodium stearoyl lactylate) is an Ecocert self-emulsifier that can be used at 2% to 10% to emulsify up to 25% oils in an oil in the water emulsion, although I’ve found that almost every sample recipe I’ve seen uses 8% or higher. It works best at...

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How do we make substitutions with our emulsifiers? Emulsifying wax NF

As I mentioned the other day, Polawax has an INCI of emulsifying wax NF, but that doesn’t mean that something with an INCI of emulsifying wax NF is Polawax. There are many different versions of e-wax, so check what you are getting before buying! Check the INCI name to see what’s in it. And make...

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