Liquid crystals emulsifier for dimethicone-like textures

INCI name

Polyglyceryl-3 Cetyl Ether, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Malic Acid



SESAMULS® OW is an Oil in Water, COSMOS approved and “PEG-free” emulsifier specifically designed to make liquid crystals emulsions, capable of incorporating up to 70% of high-polarity and medium polarity natural lipids.
SESAMULS® OW was created with the specific purpose of providing formulators with a 100% plant-derived system that could replace traditional combinations of primary emulsifier + dimethicone. 
Emulsions formulated with SESAMULS® OW confers dimethicone-like sensory effect providing rich, velvety yet powdery skin-feel.
  • 100% plant-derived raw materials, Cetyl alcohol RSPO certified, Malic Acid obtained from apple juice through a proprietary physical process.
  • For dimethicone-like texture emulsions manufactured via heated processing technique in alternative to the Oil in Water (OW) PEG emulsifier.
  • Compatible under extreme anionic and cationic conditions across a wide range of pH values (pH 3-9).
  • Strong stability and excellent resistance to hydrolysis. 
  • Eudermic properties due to the presence of sesame oil. High skin absorption with the effect of reducing water-loss
  • Proven high hydratant properties
  • Excellent compatibility with a wide range of emollients
  • Easy to use, it is fully dispersible in water and, when melted, miscible in oils.
  • Improves fragrance yield in the emulsion.


Ester of Polyglycerol with Sesame Oil’s fatty acids

   Appearance Flakes
   Colour Ivory
   Odour Characteristic
   HLB 11 (experimental)
   pH 6.0 – 8.0
   Melting point 55 – 60°C
   Acid Total Number 28 max. (mg KOH/g)
   Saponification number 140 – 160 (mg KOH/g)


  • SESAMULS® OW is considered as “ultimately biodegradable“ within 28 days.

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  • SESAMULS® OW is “non toxic”

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Ideal for day and night creams, and emulsions for mature and sensitive skins products.

% OF USE: 3.5 – 5.0% in cosmetic milks or lotions

% OF USE: 4.0 – 6.0% in creams


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