A clear, yellow liquid with a slight aroma. 100% vegetable origin combining non-palm-derived organic glycerin sourced from the nut oil of the Karanja tree, and sugar esters. All plant sources are non GMO and it is PEG free. Readily biodegradable.
It makes oil in water (O/W) emulsions as an emulsifier but also thickens oils to give a thick gel texture.
Although this emulsifier contains water, it does not need a preservative in this state as the ratio of water to glycerine keeps the product protected.
When it is used with fats only, it still does not need a preservative.
Usage rate: 5 to 8% for cold process emulsifier creams and lotion o/w.. 20 25% in oily gels
When formulating an oily gel, take 20 to 25% sucragel and 75 to 80% oil. Start mixing the sucragel with your stick blender making sure the blade
is totally submerged. Add your oil one drop at a time until 25% of your oil is added while mixing. Add the remaining oil in a slow stream stopping
from time to time. After each addition of oil let the gel recover and become smooth and shiny before adding more oil. The formulation is much like making
Country of origin: UK
Shelf life: 2 years
As soon as you add water though, you need to include a preservative.
It is sensitive to pH extremes and is stable between pH4 to pH8.
INCI: Glycerin & Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides & Aqua & Sucrose Laurate