INCI: BentoniteProduct Categories: Gelling Agent, Rheology Modifier
GELWHITE-GP XR is a highly purified montmorillonite refined from selectively mined natural white bentonite deposits. It is used as a thixotropic agent in water-based systems with excellent anti-settling and stabilizing properties. It has been sterilized by gamma irradiation.
This product is ideal for creams that require body, texture, thixotropy, suspension, and stability. This product has high cation exchange capacity and is ideal for absorption of oils. GELWHITE-GP XR is purely inorganic and stable against diluted acids and bases. It is compatible with anionic and nonionic surfactants.
Features & Benefits
- Powders made from white smectite minerals
- Form thixotropic gels in water
- High to very high thickening with GELWHITE H to GELWHITE GP
- Acts as a binder for pressed powders and pencils
- Adsorbs sebum and body secretions
- Very effective in reducing syneresis
Applications for GELWHITE-GP XR
- Anti-Wrinkle Lotions (e.g. with fruit acids)
- Sunscreen Products
- Facial Masks
- Facial Masks
- Bath & Shower Gels
To get optimum efficiency, a complete dispersion of the product is required. Therefore, GELWHITE-GP XR should be incorporated by applying high shear forces e.g. by using a dissolver or mill. To facilitate the dispersion, warm water can be used. This product is slowly added to the water under slow agitation. Then, mix at high shear for 15 minutes. It can also be incorporated as a powder added to the grind base. It can also be used as a pre-manufactured pre-gel (containing 5 – 10% GELWHITE-GP XR). To avoid post thickening effects, this pre-gel should be allowed to age overnight.