Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate
Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate is a special natural emulsifier derived from the sodium salt of lactic acid and stearic acid.
It acts as an emulsifier, conditioner and mild anionic cleansing agent. It boosts foam and conditions hair and skin.
Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate offers a number of possibilities in skin care. Some of these properties are unsurpassed in skin care and include skin moisturization and a smooth sensory appeal on application.
Due to its sodium centre or backbone the lactylates are able to penetrate the topmost layer of the skin and offer moisturizating effects and also act as a moisturisation barrier to the skin.
- Conditioning Agents
- Surfactants / Cleansing Agents > Anionics
- foam booster
It also may help enhance the delivery of skin actives.
- 1.5 to 3.0% in emulsions
- add to the oil phase
- additional thickeners required
- 2.0 to 3.0% cetyl alcohol or cetearyl alcohol
- co-emulsifiers recommended for optimal stability
- 1.5 to 2.5% glyceryl stearate
- 2.0 to 2.8% myristyl myristate
- combine with equal Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate for optimal stability and elegance
- Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care) > Facial cleansing
- Toiletries (Shower & Bath, Oral care...) > Shower & bath
- Creams, lotions & gels
- Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling) > Shampoos
- not water soluble
- store dry, protected from heat / moisture
- HLBV 6.5
Unlike most emulsfiers it doesn't have thickening properties
The lactylates are strong non-ionics and are therefore incompatible with cationics
Do not use with the cations
Do not use when the final pH of product will be very low or very high.