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Instathix®

Overview

Xanthan Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Tapioca Starch, Algin

Instathix® makes it easy to create NEW oil-in-gel emulsions in a few simple steps.

Derived from 100% sustainable, vegetable based materials, this product enables emulsifying, thickening and stabilising in one. Formulations are quick to design, fast to make and are reliably stable under all conditions. Just use this natural powder blend at the appropriate level for the desired oil level and viscosity required to make a range of luxurious textures from silky smooth serums to richer, thicker creams and body butters.

It can also be used as a problem solving ingredient to rescue unstable formulations and adds richness and viscosity too. The versatility and low use level makes this ingredient economical and easy for every formulator.

  • COSMOS Approved
  • 100% Natural Origin (ISO 16128)
  • PEG Free, vegan suitable and gluten free
  • Very safe and mild formulation
  • Easy to use powder blend with low use level (0.5 – 4%)
  • 4-in-1 multi-functional ingredient - stabiliser, thickener, texture enhancer or as the sole emulsifying system
  • Creates luxurious cream / gel translucent textures
  • Satin matt appearance, mimicking silicone elastomer feel – can replace synthetic emulsifiers / polymers
  • Can be used as an additive to enhance silky feel of creams or to increase viscosity and richness

Perfect for use in serums, gel/creams, moisturisers, body lotions, hand creams and body butters

Formulations

  • Body Yoghurt
    A light textured gel cream, this refreshing Body Yoghurt is designed to soothe, hydrate and moisturise the skin.
  • Chewy Hair Putty
    Create a textured effect with this hair putty, apply a pea sized amount to hair, scrunch in and style.
  • Vitamin C Serum
    Deliver a burst of Vitamin C in one drop with this light refreshing serum . Apply to selected dry or stressed areas of the skin as required.
  • Mattifying Day Cream
    A rich gel cream to smooth and hydrate facial skin.

How to use

Above: How to use Instathix® for fast formulation of oil-in-gel emulsions
Above: Styling is super easy with this rich, creamy hair putty made with Instathix®

FAQs

How can I incorporate a high level of butters to my emulsion with Instathix®?

Butters can be melted in the oil phase before Instathix is added. When adding water, ensure the mixture is held at 75°C for several minutes before homogenising.

I want to use more than 20% of oil, how can I do this?

Instathix® on its own will allow approximately 15% of oil to be emulsified, so you will need to add some extra stabilisers. Glyceryl Stearate or Cetyl/Cetearyl Alcohol is ideal for this, at a combined level of about 7% maximum.

Can I use Instathix® on its own in water, without oil?

You can use it on its own but the oil-in-gel system works best when some oil is present. The emulsifier likes to have oil contained within its droplets, and gives a better texture.

Can I use Instathix® as a base for shampoo, facial wash or body wash?

Yes, Instathix® is compatible with some surfactants. Oil can also be incorporated to give a moisturising feel.

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