INCI: CETEARYL OLIVATE, SORBITAN OLIVATE
White to light yellow wax flakes, solid at 20 ° C
Melting point: approx. 70 ° C
HLB 8 – 9
A complex combination of fatty acids that are chemically similar to the fatty acid spectrum of the top skin layer. Forms crystalline gel structures in the emulsion.
Emulsifier (O / W emulsions)
1.5 to 4% as O / W emulsifier
The emulsifier is melted with the fat phase. The processing as W / O emulsifier deviates from the usual process. The exact compliance is important for the success of a W / O emulsion with Olivem 900!
Heat fat phase and water phase separately to a temperature of approx. 70 ° C and keep the temperature (water bath)
Add the water phase in very small portions into the fat phase and mix well with slow stirring (small whisk, spatula). Any added portion of water must be well dispersed before the next one is added. Therefore, it is important to keep the two phases in the water bath to temperature.
When all the water has been incorporated, remove the emulsion from the water bath and stir slowly.
Sources: Akademie für Naturkosmetik, manufacturer data sheet