Liquid crystals emulsifier for dimethicone-like textures

INCI name

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



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SESAMULS® OW is a non-ionic Oil in Water emulsifying systems derived from renewable sources specifically designed to obtain rich and dimethicone-like texture with a powdery skin-feel and easy to absorb.

It forms a liquid crystals structure that helps to retain the aqueous phase and the moisturizing effect of the formula.

Used between 3% and 6% as the only emulsifier, it allows to incorporate up to 70% of polar / medium polar oily phase containing natural oils as the sole source of lipids.

Its non-ionic behavior makes it compatible in weakly cationic environment (e.g. balsam and hair cream).

The bond between the hydrophilic component and the lipophilic chain allows highly stable and deeply moisturizing liquid crystal emulsions.

Indicated for emulsions in a pH range between 5 and 8, it can work, under certain conditions, even at pH 3.5 and over pH 9.

SESAMULS® OW is considered “readily biodegradable“ and safe for aquatic environment.

  • 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 12 (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)

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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