This article is intended to be a simple and effective guide to learn about and understand the emulsion in cosmetics and how to use it. We will try to explain the procedure to you in the simplest way possible, the result of our studies and experiments, so that you can choose for yourself which emulsifier is the most suitable for you.
Before starting we want to tell you that the information you are going to read below is the result of our individual experience and does not claim to be definitive. My intent is to make the post as simple as possible by leading you to experiment but above all not to take anything for granted, furthermore the following posts may not be complete with all the information and from time to time they are updated to integrate information given by mine experience but also from external advice from experts. That said let’s get started! When it comes to wax emulsion selangor then it is for sure that you will need to have the best option.
What Is An Emulsion?
To begin we must make it clear what an emulsion is. The emulsion is a very delicate phase because it affects the consistency and stability of your cream. Let’s start by saying that a cream is mainly composed of an aqueous phase or a fat phase. As we know, water and oil are not miscible with each other because they have a very different density. The only way to bind them is to shake them together vigorously in such a way as to break up the two substances into small drops, thus allowing them to bond. This is achieved thanks to thermal energy, placing the two phases in a hot bain-marie, or to mechanical energy, in this case thanks to an immersion blender. So far everything is simple but something is still missing.
A substance that is able to stabilize the compound
To do this we must use emulsifying agents, called surfactants, which allow stabilizing the bond between the aqueous phase and the fat phase. The choice of the emulsifier is up to you, we just have to find out together which are the most suitable.
Experience And Experimentation
In the first months of experimentation we came across Olive 1000, an emulsifier essentially extracted from olive oil. This emulsifier is very easy to use and does not require special procedures; it must be dissolved in the hot bain-marie together with the fat phase. It is also great for the skin because it takes advantage of the moisturizing and protective properties of olive oil. Using this emulsifier we obtain creams with a consistency and texture similar to cream.
By inquiring and asking around, we discovered Beeswax
The beeswax to function as a stabilizer needs a higher percentage of fat than in a normal cream (60% fat 20% water).
The fat phase and the aqueous phase must have the same temperature otherwise the emulsion does not occur. The process produces a very oily cream, now called Cold Cream. The appearance is that of a creamy ointment, ideal for deep hydration.