Liquid Oil in Water emulsifier for low viscosity emulsions

INCI name

Polyglyceryl-6 Oleate, Potassium Olivate


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OLEAMULS® LOW is a liquid non-ionic Oil in Water emulsifier based on a novel combination of a polyglycerol ester with vegetable fatty acids derived from natural and renewable sources: Polyglycerol from vegetable glycerine and Fatty acids from Olive Oil, along with Potassium Olivate. It is specifically formulated to create low-viscosity liquid crystal emulsions.

This emulsifier can incorporate up to 70% interlamellar water in its liquid-crystal structure, providing an immediate refreshing and light skin feel upon application. Versatile in formulation, it is compatible with all active ingredients and well-tolerated by the skin. Simple mixing/homogenizing devices can be used, such as adding the oily phase to the aqueous phase while stirring or using a turbo-emulsifier.

The resulting emulsions are stable and fresh, delivering a pleasant sensation of lightness even with a high oil phase content. OLEAMULS® LOW mimics the skin’s natural barrier, offering an effective shield against trans-epidermal water loss, thus enhancing ingredient delivery and hydration.

In an in vivo study comparing OLEAMULS® LOW to a synthetic ethoxylated O/W emulsifier (PEG-8 Oleate), basic emulsions without active ingredients were tested. OLEAMULS® LOW showed equivalent efficacy in increasing skin hydration but maintained it over time, unlike the synthetic emulsifier. Additionally, volunteers preferred OLEAMULS® LOW emulsion for sensory experience and treatment effectiveness, with 100% satisfaction

  • Made from plant-derived raw materials, Palm Oil-free.
  • For low viscosity liquid crystals emulsions as an alternative to PEG emulsifiers.
  • Compatible with all active ingredients.
  • The emulsion obtained is stable, silky, fresh, pleasant to apply and resistant to variations in temperature.
  • Pleasantly light and silky sensation, even when high quantities of oleaginous substances are present. Eudermic properties with moisturizing and nourishing effect.
  • Soluble in plant-derived oils, fatty alcohols, and in fatty acids and their esters. Miscible with mineral oils.


Ester of Polyglycerol with Olive Oil’s fatty acids

   Appearance Oily liquid
   Colour Amber
   Odour Characteristic
   HLB 12 (experimental)
   pH 6.0 – 8.0
   Dry residue (105°C) ≥94%
   Acid Total Number Max 15 (mg KOH/g)
   Saponification number 125 – 145 (mg KOH/g)


Ideal to formulate fluid emulsions making it suitable for cleansing milks, serums, toners and make-up removers. 

% OF USE: 3.5 – 5.0%




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