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Excellent cold emulsifier. Easy to use and a little goes a long way. Gives product a soft luxurious feel excellent for high end personal skin care products. Wish it came in a larger size..... ...»
Angela
Very easy to use. I like it as a thickener for ready emulsion if it is too liquid. Using it as a single emulsifier keep in mind to add less actives... ...»
Nat
I am 69 and I have used this product for two years almost every day at a high dose, adding it to my antioxidant day cream, with excellent results. For me it has a very high quality and effectiveness: reduction of wrinkles, hydrated skin, unified color without blemishes ... A product of 10, the same score that I give to John for the quality of the products he sells, his excellent description / use and the bibliographic contribution.En .. ...»
MarĂ­a Jesus
Tried this on my week-old rash from flea bites. Got an almost instant relief and rash healed in 2 days. Tried it on my daughter who has eczema for a very long time. The rashes calmed down after a few days and her skin is now healing well. Really great product. Just put in order for another jar.... ...»
Eliz
This is great stuff. I add it to my liquid face soap and it does an excellent job in preventing acne and gently exfoliating the skin... ...»
Marie
Really loving this product. I make the best Centella toner and most concentrated ever. 2 g of centella extract dissolved in 10g of alcohol(you have to stir a lot) plus 88 grams of water and you get a very concentrated toner. Creams, toners, ampoules... all have only 0,1% of triterpenes, this toner i make have 1,4%. I am loving it, will see the results. .. ...»
Francisco
It is true, this product does leave the skin silky smooth! I can highly recommend using it in your masks... ...»
Mati Fuller
Just recently ordered this and LOVE! Green Tea EGCG truly is one of the most fantastic skincare actives out there. Very difficult to find good quality product (90%) and even harder to actually solubilize it! Love that it comes in pre-dissolved solution. I enjoy adding it at 1% (so 11% sol) to my serum formulations containing Niacinamide 5% + NAG 3%. Excellent for oily acne prone skin. *Only gripe... because the Pre-Dissolved Solution is SO heavy in propanediol (10 parts Propanediol for 1 part E.. ...»
Victor
Wonderful base cream! Only multi-lamellar structured cream I've found on the market. Cream itself is lightweight (no oil) yet very conditioning/hydrating. Easily accepts water-soluble active ingredients as well as oil-soluble ones. I've even pushed the additional ingred % up to 20 (meaning 80% this cream, 20% added) without any separation issues. Ideal base cream for delivering actives. Personal favorite recipe calls for 5% straight Grapeseed Oil with 5% SebumREG oil active + Panthenol 1% + E Ac.. ...»
Vic
excellence product, very good and made my skin soft and smooth just like baby's skin. Thank you john.. ...»
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Buy GelMaker Ultra (Emulsifier) For Skin Care

Gelmaker Ultra emulsifier  is an anionic acrylic copolymer dispersed in medicinal grade white oil. It is typically used as thickener for aqueous solutions and stable O/W emulsions at any stage of manufacture. It requires no pre-mixing or special storage facilities, even at low pH.

Gelmaker Ultra in skin care:

  • Cold process emulsifierStable oil/water creams and lotions
  • Thickener for aqueous (water)  cream-gels
  • No pre-mixing required
  • Makes elegant cream-gels
  • Ready-to-use liquid for cold process thickening and emulsifying
  • No heat or neutralisation required
  • Can be used in the presence of anionic and nonionic ingredients
  • Effective when formulating from pH 2 - 11
  • Can be used in formulations containing a wide range of oil and fat or silicone ingredients up to a total of 30%
GelMaker Ultra (Emulsifier) skin care active ingredients
Product Code: BulkActives
Reward Points: 5
CAS#: 77019-71-7, 8042-47-5, 9067-13-4
Net weight: 50g / 1.76oz
Availability: In Stock
Price: $10.00
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GelMaker Ultra (Emulsifier)

About GelMaker Ultra (Emulsifier) in DIY Skin Care

Gelmaker Ultra is designed for use in a range of and applications in the cosmetic industry. Typically it is used to enhance the performance of skin and hair care formulations. A typical application level in a skin cream is around 0.4- 4 % Gelmaker Ultra as supplied.
  • Can be added to cold aqueous simply by agitation.
  • Aids suspension and stabilization of organic inorganic pigment.
  • High thickening efficiency, hence low usage levels in many applications.
  • Gives good uniform performance, this reproducibility is unattainable with natural gums.
  • Stable emulsion capability at broad pH range from 2 to 11

 Prime Functions:

  • Thickener
  • Suspending agent
  • Stabilizing agent
  • Emulsifying agent
  • Promotes good spreading characteristics
  • Opacifier 

Properties of Gelmaker Ultra:

  • Supplied in a concentrated liquid form that is freeze thaw stable. 
  • Allows the formulator to eliminate several stages from normal procedure. 
  • Eliminates the need to select specific nonionic emulsifiers in skin care systems. 
  • Eliminates the need to calculate H.L.B.
  • No need to select specific nonionic emulsifiers in skin cares systems.
  • No neutralization is required to generate viscosity build.
  • Sodium chloride is not required to obtain viscosity build. 
  • Designed for use in the presence of anionic and nonionic ingredients. 
  • Gives good emollient and rub-in characteristics in skin creams and lotions.
INCI Name: Sodium Acrylates / Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (and) Mineral Oil (and) Trideceth-6
CAS#: 77019-71-7, 8042-47-5, 9067-13-4
Appearance: off white, slightly viscous liquid.
pH of 1% solution: 5.2 - 6.2
Viscosity as supplied (25oC):  600 - 1200 cps (Brookfield LVT sp.3; 30 rpm)
Viscosity of 1% solution at pH6: 10,000 - 15,000 cps (Brookfield LVT sp.6; 20 rpm)
Viscosity of 1% solution at pH3:  6,000 - 10,000 cps (Brookfield LVT sp.6; 20 rpm)

Usage:
  • Ready-to-use liquid for cold process thickening and emulsifying. 
  • No heat or neutralisation required.
  • Designed for use in the presence of anionic and nonionic ingredients.
  • Effective when formulating from pH 2 - 11.
  • Can be used in formulations containing a wide range of oil and fat or silicone ingredients up to a total of 30%
Stability: Stable between PH 2 and PH 11 (suitable for both l-ascorbic acid and DMAE products).
Suggested percentage: 0.5 to 5%

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GELMAKER is VERY strong, it is best to add this in tiny drops while mixing (with electric mixer or stick blender) until you have the feel that you like.

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