At in-cosmetics 2015, Dr. Straetmans will unveil a natural emulsifier blend for o/w emulsions with higher viscosities that provide a rich texture and nourishing skin feel. Symbio muls rich (INCI: Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate (and) Behenyl Alcohol (and) Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (and) Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera (and) Glyceryl Caprate (and) Tocopherol (and) Ascorbyl Palmitate (and) Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil) combines emulsifiers, stabilizers and a wetting agent to maximize convenience and efficacy for the formulation and production process.
The emulsifier blend can form stable emulsions within a wide range of viscosities and oil concentrations. Within the recommended use concentration (5-7%), the dosage required for stable emulsions is virtually oil phase independent. Even with low oil concentrations and low viscosities, a rich and caring skin feel is achieved due to the emulsifier and sunflower seed wax combination. It has easy spreadability and is compatible with different oils and actives. This emulsifier blend also provides basic antimicrobial activity to help the formulator reduce the amount of preservatives needed.