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 water dispersible agent capable of bringing the moisturizing properties of Italian olive oil into water-based formula. OLEAMULS® WS has excellent skin and oral compatibility, strengthens the defences 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 the olive oil.
  • Pleasant sensation of freshness on the skin when added to vegetables 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


It has been proven that liquid crystal emulsions moisturise the epidermis and protect it by reducing TEWL.

   Appearance Viscous paste
   Colour Light yellow
   Odour Characteristic
   HLB 11 (experimental)
   pH 6.0 – 8.0
   Dry residue 97 – 99 %
   Acid number 5 max. (mg KOH/g)
   Saponification number 15 – 35 (mg KOH/g)
  • As O/W emulsifier or as co-emulsifier for W/O emulsions.
  • Ideal for producing non-toxic, completely biodegradable and safe O/W and W/O emulsions.
  • The product has a number of different hydrophilic and lipophilic behaviours proving to be well-suited for the most diverse cosmetic uses.