Olivem 1000 is an Ecocert, 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 creams
- Face cleansers and deep hydrating emulsions
- Face and eye-contour creams
- Hypoallergenic tested creams
- Make-up: mascara, creamy foundations and eye-liners
- Sun-screen and after-sun products
- Baby care produts
- Hair conditioning creams
- Self tanning products
Fatty alcohols such as Behenyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol or Cetearyl Alcohol can be added to the oil phase for thickening if needed.
This link is from our favourite blog, Swift Crafty Monkey. Interestingly, she struggles with this emulsifier. However, the comments and recipes from her readers at the bottom of the post are most helpful for using this Ecocert emusifier. The readers have also provided some recipes.
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, Alcohol (Ethanol), Glycerine, Propylene, water (hot)
SAP Value: 100-120
pH (sol 15%): 5-7 (of the gel prepared by heating)
INCI: Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate
CAS No. 348616-34-2, 234706-40-9