Olivem 1000 is a PEG-free non-ionic oil-in-water emulsifier developed from natural olive chemistry. It is an emulsifier and thickener which is compatible with a wide variety of cosmetic and active ingredients over a wide pH range (3 to 12). Safe and clinically tested to be hypoallergenic, it provides creams with an excellent spreadability with no soapy effect.
Day and night creamsFace cleansers and deep hydrating emulsionsFace and eye-contour creamsHypoallergenic tested creamsMake-up: mascara, creamy foundations and eye-linersSun-screen and after-sun productsBaby care produtsHair conditioning creamsSelf tanning products
Formulating Notes We find the stability of Olivem 1000 is improved with the addition of a water-phase thickener like Xanthan Gum, used at about 0.2%.
Consider the use of a co-emulsifier such as (Glyceryl Stearate) at 1 – 2% to further improve stability.
Fatty alcohols such as Behenyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol or Cetearyl Alcohol can be added to the oil phase for thickening if needed.
Typical usage rates:
Low Viscosity (serums and lotions): 3 – 4%High Viscosity (lotions and creams): 7 – 8%
Appearance: Off White Flakes Solubility: Soluble in oil SAP Value: 90-120 pH (sol 15%): 5-7 HLB: 9