Non-animal Origin Rheological Additive For Cosmetics And Toiletries
BENTONE GEL LC V is a specially prepared dispersion of a non-animal origin organically modified hectorite clay in a low carbon chain alkane.
BENTONE GEL LC V delivers a combination of benefits in a single, easy to use product. It is designed to impart rheological control and suspension to the oil phase of cosmetics. It is an easily spreadable, volatile and non-oily emollient, which leaves a soft, non-tacky skin feel.
BENTONE GEL LC V is also useful in emulsions and can be used in "cold process" systems. It provides thermostable viscosity control of the emulsion's oil phase, imparts thixotropic flow, improves application properties and imparts a pleasant residual silkiness to the skin. Due to BENTONE GEL LC V’s volatility it is an excellent alternative to cyclopentasiloxane based products.
BENTONE GEL LC V can be added at any convenient stage during the manufacturing process. BENTONE GEL LC V is a very high viscosity, shear- thinning product. To ensure good homogeneous mixing is achieved, care must be taken to overcome the large viscosity differential existing between the BENTONE GEL and the other lower viscosity components. Choice of mixing equipment and the configuration within the mixing vessels are critical factors in developing the optimum performance of the BENTONE GEL additives. The use of medium- to high-shear mixing equipment is recommended.
C9-12 Alkane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Triethyl Citrate
Non-animal origin Rheological control ˙ Predictable, reproducible and stable viscosity control ˙ Shear-thinning viscosity ˙ Excellent suspension of pigments and actives ˙ Controlled alignment of special-effect pigments ˙ Thermostable viscosity raises apparent melting point and ensures cost-efficient use of UV filters ˙ Emulsion stabilization [w/o and o/w ]
Convenience ˙ Optimally pre-activated and dispersed organoclay ˙ Incorporates with medium-shear mixing ˙ Can be added at any convenient stage of manufacture
˙ Gives a high degree of formulating flexibility ˙ Provides highly reproducible results for multi-site production requirements
Acceptability ˙ Non-abrasive ˙ Provides smooth feel to skin ˙ Toxicologically safe ingredients