An emulsifier binds oils and water together to create a lotion. We’ve used 2 different emulsifiers in our products.
Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol and Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, is a blend of ingredients which creates stability, and conditioning properties. It improves moisturisation, skin feel, and leaves you with a silky smooth after feel.
Cetearyl Olivate and Sorbitan Olivate is derived from olives. As we know olive oil is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants. This emulsifier penetrates quickly and exhibits a very high moisturising effect offering a smooth skin feel and elegant texture.
Lets break it down slightly:
Glyceryl Stearate is a fatty acid derived from vegetable, soy or palm kernel oil. The one we use is from vegetables. It also occurs naturally in the human body.
Cetearyl alcohol is a vegetable derived blend of cetyl and stearyl fatty alcohol, it is mostly used as a co-emulsifier, an emollient and thickener in skincare.
Cetearyl alcohol is not an 'alcohol', like ethyl alcohol whigh we know can be drying on the skin, it is in fact a conditioner that helps soften your skin.
Stearoyl lactylates are derived from the combination of lactic acid and stearic acid. Most commonly used lactic acid is fermented from products such as cornstarch, potatoes or molasses.