A New Class of Gelators: Exploring the Compatibility in Cosmetics

January 11, 2006 | Contact Author | By: Arianna Friggeri, Kjeld J. C. van Bommel, Menno de Jong, Cornelia van der Pol and Jan van Esch
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Keywords: gel | rheology | surfactant | emulsion | amino acid | fluorescence | microscopy

Abstract: The authors describe a new class of low molecular weight gelators (LMWGs) that are highly compatible with cosmetic ingredients such as surfactants and various solvents; they are also capable of gelating O/W emulsions without the need for emulsifiers or stabilizers.

The authors describe a new class of low molecular weight gelators (LMWGs) that are highly compatible with cosmetic ingredients such as surfactants and various solvents; they are also capable of gelating O/W emulsions without the need for emulsifiers or stabilizers.