DESCRIPTION: GlucoThix is a naturally-derived glucose surfactant thickener. It is produced by the esterification of methyl glucose with oleic acid. It comes in an easy-to-use clear liquid form. It contributes to the mildness of formulas, nonionic in nature - versatile and highly effective. GlucoThix is compatible with most surfactants. It imparts a honey-like flow to surfactant products. It offers a luxurious, light after-feel, leaving the skin moisturized. It helps retain lather.
Glucothix’s oleic acid chemistry contributes to its light, emollient after-feel. Glucothix forms a bond with the surfactants to form a complex web (an associated mechanism) that contains less water and breaks easily when rubbed on the skin. This unique mechanism decreases irritation associated with surfactants and imparts a smooth feel and beautiful, honey-like rheology. Glucothix can be used with other thickeners like ZGel-Maker and Cationic Guar gum.
Glucothix works synergistically with salt with a good viscosity response. They can help you achieve the right viscosity in sulfate-based systems without overshooting the use of salt – which can break the system. They also reduce the potential irritation that is associated with salt. Glucothix can be added in such cases – at lower concentrations, to improve the mildness of a formula. Glucothix also works synergistically with betaines to thicken formulas.
- Naturally-derived from corn
- Nonionic – broad compatibility
- Versatile thickener
- Superior flash foam
- Easy-to-use liquid form
- Reduces irritation associated with surfactants
- Good thickening response
- Luxurious, light after-feel
- Recommended for mild formulations for babies or sensitive skin
- Works especially well with amino acid surfactants (e.g. Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate
- Compatible with Nonionic, anionic, and amphoteric surfactants.
- Efficient thickening at low levels
- Reduces salt irritation in formulations with salt thickening.
APPLICATIONS: Used in shampoos, cleansers, body wash, hair mousse, foaming scrubs, mild cleansers, baby care, handwash, shower gels, etc in haircare and skincare.
INCI: PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Trioleate (and) Propanediol
Solubility: Water (Add to the combined surfactant and water phase. After adjusting the pH)
Use rate: 0.25 – 5.0 (0.25 – 0.75% is recommended for sulfate-based formulations. 2.0 – 5.0% is recommended for sulfate-free formulations)
Temperature Tolerance: Avoid temperatures above 70°C
pH Stability range: 5.0 – 9.0
Active Matter: 40%
Appearance: Clear with a slight yellowish tinge, viscous liquid (at room temperature
Storage: Store in a cool, dark, and dry place.