Water in oil emulsifier for providing liquid crystal emulsion

INCI name

Polyglyceryl-6 Pentaoleate


OLEAMULS® WO is a non-ionic Water in Oil emulsifying system obtained from the esterification of olive oil’s fatty acids and represents the ideal alternative to the common PEG emulsifiers. It forms a lattice of liquid crystals within the emulsion making it look smooth and glossy in appearance, hardly oily to the touch and pleasant to apply.
OLEAMULS® WO allows to formulate stable emulsions containing as low as 30-35% of natural oils as their sole source of lipids regardless of their polarity and obtain completely natural emulsions with a soft and light feel unusual in water in oil systems.
  • Non-ionic emulsifier, made from plant-derived raw materials, Palm Oil free.
  • Thanks to the liquid-crystal structures it is possible to have stabilisation of the emulsion viscosity even in presence of lipid phases with different polarities.
  • Effective at dispersing pigments and sun filters.
  • The emulsion obtained is smooth and glossy in appearance with a pleasantly light feel and emollient property.
  • Easy to use at low temperatures (cold processing), soluble in ethanol, mineral and vegetal oils, fatty acids, fatty alcohols and their derivatives.


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 Oily liquid
   Colour Amber
   Odour Characteristic
   HLB 6 (experimental)
   Dry residue 95 – 97 %.
   Acid Total Number 5 max. (mg KOH/g)
   Saponification number 155 – 175 (mg KOH/g)
  • As sole emulsifier: 3 – 6%
  • Ideal for dry skin products, baby skin products and sun care products. It can be used to formulate creams, lotions and cosmetic milks for sensitive skin, creams for children, sun care and after-sun products, protective creams, foundations and other products for make-up