Refatting agent, water dispersible olive oil

INCI name

Polyglyceryl-6 Oleate



OLEAMULS® WS is a 100% plant-derived “hydrophilic lipid” with adjustable hydrophilic-lipophilic properties for cosmetic use. It is obtained from the esterification of olive oil’s fatty acids and vegetable polyglycerol. It represents a natural alternative to common PEG refatting agents and co-emulsifiers
OLEAMULS® WS finds application as OW emulsifier and co-emulsifier for WO emulsions or as a water-dispersible agent capable of bringing the moisturizing properties of Italian olive oil into a water-based formula. OLEAMULS® WS has excellent skin and oral compatibility, strengthens the defenses of the hydrolipidic film, decrease TEWL and leaves a pleasant sensation of freshness on the skin when added to vegetable oils or esters. 
  • 100% plant-derived and palm-free.
  • Eudermic and functional properties of olive oil.
  • Pleasant sensation of freshness on the skin when added to vegetable oils or esters.
  • Excellent skin and oral compatibility and very low acidity, in fact OLEAMULS® WS is edible.
  • Dispersible in warm water-ethanol and propylene glycol.


Ester of Polyglycerol with Olive Oil’s fatty acids

   Appearance Viscous paste
   Colour Light yellow
   Odour Characteristic
   HLB 11 (experimental)
   pH 7.0 – 9.0
   Dry residue 97 – 99 %
   Acid number 5 max. (mg KOH/g)
   Saponification number 15 – 35 (mg KOH/g)



Skincare: OW and WO natural emulsions.
Personal care: showergels, shampoos, micellar water.

% OF USE: 2.0 – 10.0%


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