INCI: Bentonite (and) Xanthan GumProduct Categories: Gelling Agent, Thickener
OPTIGEL-WX is an organically modified and activated bentonite product. It is designed for use in cosmetic and personal care applications. This gelling agent provides thixotropic stabilization and high thickening in water-based systems.
Features & Benefits of OPTIGEL-WX
- Excellent stabilizing effects and compatibility with anionic, nonionic, and amphoteric surfactants
- Powders made from white smectite minerals
- Form thixotropic gels in water
- Acts as a binder for pressed powders and pencils
- Adsorbs sebum and body secretions
- Cream & Lotion
- Sunscreen Products
- Shower Gel & Shampoo
- Liquid Makeup
- Eye Products
- Anti-Wrinkle Lotion
- Facial Masks
This product is hydrophilic and easily wetted by water. It even starts to swell in cold water. However, the use of warm water facilitates and accelerates the dispersion. To get optimum efficiency, a complete dispersion of the material is required. Therefore OPTIGEL-WX should be incorporated by applying high shear forces e.g. by using a dissolver or a mill. The product is then added to the water (emulsion) under slow agitation. It can also be incorporated as a powder added to the grind base.
OPTIGEL-WX can also be used as a pre-manufactured pre-gel (containing 5% OPTIGEL-WX). 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.
Bentonite (and) Xanthan Gum