CAS No. 123-94-4; 11099-07-3; 31566-31-1; 85666-92-8, 9004-99-3Lotionpro™ 165 is a self-emulsifying, acid-stable emulsifier blend which includes glyceryl stearate and polyoxyethylene stearate (PEG-100 stearate). It forms highly stable oil-in-water emulsions with excellent appearance and feel. It is often used with cetearyl alcohol or other fatty alcohols (as thickeners) in formulations.
While some self-emulsifiers (like Emulsifying Wax NF) can thicken a lotion made without butters, fatty acid or alcohol waxes, or water phase thickeners like xanthan gum, Lotionpro™ 165 will not. The job of an emulsifier is to marry oil in water in a stable mixture and this Lotionpro™ 165 does very well. Thickening your formulation to the consistency you want is done through the use of oil and water phase thickeners, as mentioned above. Lotionpro™ 165 can create lotions that are lighter and fluffier than those made with Emulsifying Wax NF, with a less waxy feel, and it is also able to create buttery formulations when combined with fatty alcohols and water-phase thickeners (see our Body Butter Bliss formulation linked on the Formulary tab).
INCI: Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG 100 Stearate
California Prop 65 Statement: The following statement is made in order to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This product may contain trace levels of chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer: Ethylene Oxide (75-21-8) at < 1ppm and 1,4-Dioxane (123-91-9) at <10ppm
Unlike Emulsifying Wax NF, there is no general rule for the amount of Lotionpro™ 165 to use in a given formulation. We suggest starting with 4% and going up or down from there to achieve the stability and feel you are looking for in your formulation.
Typical usage rate: 1 - 5%.
Appearance: Off White Flakes
Solubility: Soluble in oil
SAP Value: 90-110
Melt Point: 54° - 60°C (129° - 140°F)
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