DESCRIPTION: Sepimax™ Zen is a pre-neutralized polymer that can create transparent gels on its own, or can work as as a thickener and stabilizer in emulsions and surfactant systems. It has been designed to take up to 10% salt in an aqueous gel, and doesn’t require neutralization. Sepimax Zen can function together with fatty alcohols to increase viscosity to a significant amount in emulsions.
It can give a silky and velvet feel in aqueous gels.
Sepimax™ Zen works synergistically with fatty alcohols, like cetyl, cetearyl, or behenyl alcohol, at up to 1% in the oil phase of the product to dramatically increase viscosity.
When used with surfactants, Sepimax™ Zen increases foam density while thickening anionic and non-ionic surfactants. Used at 2%, it can produce soft and creamy foam and lather.
Sepimax™ Zen can be used to make low pH gels, and can be used with up to 4% glycolic acid, 0.1% magnesium chloride, and 0.2% EDTA.
It is compatible with all emollients, silicone and a number of butters. Unfortunately it is not compatible with cationic ingredients.
- Efficient use at low levels
- High resistance to electrolytes
- Wide pH range, even at acidic pH
- Suspending properties
- Synergies with other polymers or emulsifiers
- Elegant sensory profile
- No neutralization
- Can be used in hot and cold process formulations
- No clumping
INCI: Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6