Instathix<sup>®</sup>
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Instathix®

Overview

Xanthan Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Tapioca Starch, Algin

Instathix® is a concentrated natural powder blend of emulsifiers, stabilisers and texture modifiers to make Oil-in-Gel Emulsions with a small oil droplet size.

It is used to make silky smooth serum textures, as well as richer, thicker creams and body butters. Formulations are quick to design, fast to make and are reliably stable under all conditions.

This ingredient can also be used as a problem solver to increase viscosity or improve stability and texture. 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.
  • Hair Pigment Putty
    A fun pigment putty to dye hair without the damage
  • SPF 15 Day Cream
    A rich gel cream to hydrate, smooth and protect. It smooths wrinkles and blurs pores to give skin a long-lasting matt appearance.

How to use

Above: How to use Instathix® to fix an unstable formulation
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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