What is a natural emulsifying olive wax?
Natural emulsifying waxes are an essential ingredient in many cosmetic formulas, and a popular option is emulsifying waxes from olives. This type of wax is derived from the fatty acids in olive oil and is known for its ability to create stable and effective emulsions.
Emulsions are mixtures of oil and water held together by a stabilizing agent, such as an emulsifying wax. In cosmetic formulations, emulsions are used in products such as lotions, creams and other skin care products. The emulsifying wax helps blend the oil and water components of the product, creating a smooth and uniform texture that is easy to apply and quickly absorbed by the skin.
Use of a natural emulsifying olive wax in cosmetics
Emulsifying olive wax is particularly popular in natural and organic cosmetic formulas because it is a plant-based and sustainable ingredient. It is also hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, meaning it is unlikely to cause skin irritation or clog pores.
Benefits of Olivem 1000 wax in cosmetics
One of the benefits of using emulsifying wax from olives is that it is a natural source of moisture for the skin. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids that nourish and moisturize the skin, leaving it looking soft, smooth and healthy. These properties make it an ideal ingredient for use in moisturizers and lotions.
In addition to its moisturizing benefits, emulsifying wax from olives also has a high melting point, making it very suitable for use in products that require heat during the manufacturing process. This stability ensures consistent and reliable results in the formulation of cosmetic products.
How to use Olivem 1000
Olivem 1000 is a natural olive oil-based emulsifier often used in skin care and cosmetic formulations. Here’s how to use it:
- Determine the correct percentage: Olivem 1000 is usually used at a concentration of 1-3% in formulations. The exact percentage depends on the type of product you make and the other ingredients you use.
- Heat the Olivem 1000: Olivem 1000 is a solid at room temperature, so you need to heat it to about 70°C (158°F) to melt it. You can do this by placing the cup with Olivem 1000 in a water bath or double boiler.
- Add the oil phase: Once the Olivem 1000 is melted, add the oil phase ingredients (such as carrier oils, butters and waxes) to the same cup and mix well.
- Add the water phase: separately, heat the water phase ingredients (such as distilled water or hydrosols) to about the same temperature as the oil phase. Then pour the water phase slowly and with constant stirring into the glass with the oil phase and Olivem 1000.
- Blend well: Use a hand blender or high-speed mixer to blend the mixture until it reaches a smooth and uniform texture.
- Add other ingredients: Once the mixture is emulsified, you can add other ingredients, such as essential oils, preservatives or fragrance oils.
- Cool: Let the mixture cool to room temperature while stirring occasionally. The emulsion should now remain stable.