ATTENTION: Our current lot of Olivem 800 is slightly softer waxy flakes than typical. Hallstar, the manufacturer of Olivem 800, has confirmed through quality testing this material is still within the typical specifications (their letter is available upon request). Lotioncrafter has conducted side-by-side testing using the current lot compared to an older lot, there were no noticeable differences in the produced emulsions. However, as formulations vary widely, we strongly recommend small batch testing this lot prior to production, to determine if usage rates need to be adjusted. Currently, this is the ONLY lot available from the manufacturer.
CAS No. 226708-41-4
Olivem 800 is a natural source non-ionic emulsifying system developed from natural olive chemistry designed to provide optimum stability in low viscosity/super-fluid emulsions with a light silky feel. Created using olive oil in an esterification process with pre-ethoxylated cetearyl alcohol, it contains the long carbon atom chains (C16-C22) from pure refined olive oil. It is especially suited for the creation of hyperfluid systems and can be used to create sprayable lotions able to incorporate up to 90% water into the formulation. It can be used to provide oil-free formulations working as the only lipid source. It easily creates milk-like stable emulsions which can be thickened with a variety of thickeners as needed (cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, xanthan gum, HEC, etc.). Olivem 800 is totally compatible with a broad range of low pH active ingredients.
- Face cleansers
- Anti-aging serums (eye-contour and face fluids)
- Fluid oil-in-water makeup foundations
- Sun-care hyperfluid lotions
- Baby care products
- Hair conditioning lotions
INCI: Ceteareth-6 Olivate
California Prop 65 Statement: This product may contain 1,4-dioxane (< 10ppm) and ethylene oxide (< 1ppm), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Typical usage rate:
- 2 - 5% as the primary emulsifier in lotions
- 1.5 - 2% as the primary emulsifier in hyperfluid systems
- 1 - 3% combined with a secondary co-emulsifier
Appearance: Off White Flakes
Solubility: Soluble in oil
pH (sol 15%): 5-7