DESCRIPTION: Pasty Gel-Maker is a nonionic ether of cetyl and stearyl alcohol. It is used in oil-in-water emulsions, and cleansing products. It is an emulsifier with gel-forming properties as well as the standard thickening characteristic, contributing to the stabilization of oil-in-water preparations. Pasty Gel-Maker is a co-emulsifier and should be combined with other emulsifiers. Pasty Gel-Maker is also an effective solubilizer and is used in making sprayable lotions/milks. It can also be used in cleansing products to produce longer-lasting foam.
- Gel forming can be used to make gel hydrates
- High Solubilization.
- Enhances curl hold in conditioners
- Can be used in a myriad of products from cleansers to gels, to milk, to conditioners and creams
- Used to make edge-control gels from about 25%
APPLICATIONS: Edge-control gels, ointments, conditioners – rinse-off and leave-on, skincare creams and lotions, sprayable lotions, shower gels, shampoos, solid formulations, etc.
Solubility: Water (heated) or oils and fats (heated)
Use rate: 0.2 - 3.0% (up to 30%) (25% usually used for pasty-gels)
pH in water: 5.0 - 7.5
Appearance: Solid wax flakes
HLB: 16 Approx
This is a cosmetic raw material and is meant for external use only in cosmetic formulations. As with all of our materials, it should not be taken internally. For more information, please see our terms and conditions page.