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ViscOptima SE


ViscOptima SE is a multifunctional liquid rheology modifier that can be used to emulsify and stabilize high levels of oils, emollient esters and silicones within a formulation. ViscOptima SE is a highly efficient thickener that can create viscous creams at low inclusion levels and leaves a smooth, silky, silicone-like feel to the skin.


  • Instant and effective thickening at low inclusion levels
  • Self emulsifies up to 30% oil and silicone 
  • Can be incorporated at any time during formulation including post addition  
  • Cold and hot processable 
  • Temperature and freeze-thaw stable
  • No neutralization required 
  • Silky, silicone-like skin feel 

Typical Usage Rate:  0.5 - 3% at any stage of formulation. 
Will thicken within seconds and will form a stable emulsion within minutes.

Facial, body, and eye creams
Moisturizing/nourishing creams and lotions

Rheology Characteristics
VISCOPTIMA SE boasts shear thinning rheology and is non-thixotropic. This results in a reduction in viscosity when a force is applied to the formulation, such as pumping or spraying, and immediate recovery of the viscosity when the force is no longer applied. This is a particular benefit when particles are suspended in the formulation.


  • Appearance:  White liquid
  • Active Content:  50 - 55%
  • Charge:  Anionic
  • Effective pH range:  6 - 12
  • Viscosity:  70,000 - 100,000 (1% w/w cP, 25C RVT/6/20 rpm)

INCI: Sodium Polyacrylate (and) Ethylhexyl Cocoate (and) PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate (and) Polysorbate 20

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