Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2

Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2 (INCI: PEG-150 distearate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol (and) polyquaternium 37) works as a positively charged or cationic cold emulsifier as well as a rheology modifier for other lotions and products. It creates a lamellar gel network in cold water, but you might want to heat it up slightly to ensure everything melts nicely. Because it’s cationic, it has a silky, powdery, non-greasy skin feel with the slip and feel of silicones, described as “elegant”, which is really lovely. It can work as a cold process emulsifier – one that doesn’t have to be heated – but I like to heat the water to 45˚C to 50˚C (113˚F to 122˚F) to make a smoother product, which you’ll see in the instructions.

It can create sprayable lotions at 0.5% to 1.5%; milks, lotions, and creams at 3% to 10%, with the product becoming thicker as you increase the concentration.

If you’re using it as a positively charged or cationic hair product, it works at 0.5% to 1.5% as a sprayable conditioner; 1% to 6% as a styling product; and 2% to 5% as a hair conditioner.

It can be used in colour cosmetics, like foundations, eye shadows, and other emulsions at 3% to 10% as it can suspend the pigments well.

It can handle up to 30% glycerin without feeling tacky, which is pretty remarkable as 5% can feel kinda sticky in some formulas.

As an emulsifier, it can handle oils at a 10:1 ratio, so 10% oil to 1% emulsifier.

It works for a pH range of 2 to 9, which is pretty huge and includes using things like acids or salicylic acid.

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