INCI: BentoniteProduct Categories: Gelling Agent, Rheology Modifier
GELWHITE-H XR is a highly purified white bentonite manufactured from carefully selected, extremely pure ore deposits. It is used as a thixotropic agent in water-based systems for excellent anti-settling and stabilizing properties. It has been sterilized by gamma irradiation.
This product exhibits low acid demand and interacts with both inorganic and organic cations. In formulations that require tightly controlled rheology and reduced syneresis or that are acidic in pH, this product is ideally suited. It is purely inorganic and stable against diluted acids and bases. Gels produced with GELWHITE-H XR withstand oxidation or microbial degradation. 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
- Exhibits low acid demands and interacts with both inorganic and organic cations
Applications for GELWHITE-H XR
- Cream & Lotion
- Anti-Wrinkle Lotion (e.g. with fruit acids)
- Sunscreen Products
- Facial Mask
- Bath & Shower Gel
- Liquid Makeup
- Eye Product
To get optimum efficiency, a complete dispersion of the product is required. Therefore, GELWHITE-H 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 (emulsion) under slow agitation. 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-H XR). To avoid post thickening effects, this pre-gel should be allowed to age overnight. Stirring for approximately 15 minutes under high shear is therefore recommended.