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Sucragel® AP V2

Overview

Glycerin, Aqua, Sucrose Laurate

Sucragel® AP V2 offers a simple and cost effective oil gelling solution for any type of oil. The gels formed can be used for gel-to-milk cleansers or a base for scrubs or masks.

  • 100% natural origin
  • COSMOS Approved Natural
  • Uses safe, mild materials
  • Gels are shear thinning, easy to pick up and apply
  • Creates a wide range of interesting textures
  • Forms transparent systems
  • Enables general gelling of all oil types

Perfect for use in:

  • Clear gel-to-milk cleansers
  • Massage gels
  • Exfoliating scrubs
  • Masks

Formulations

You'll Need

In order to use Sucragel® AP V2 you will also need the following product:

  • Sucrablend SP V2

    100% natural-origin and COSMOS approved temperature stability additive.

How to use

Above: How To Scale Up Sucragel®
Above: How to use Sucrablend with Sucragel®

FAQs

Why isn’t my gel thickening up?

You need to ensure oil is added very slowly, especially at the beginning. If you are making a typical lab batch of around 200g, the oil should take around 5 minutes to add in to the Sucragel. If you are making larger batches, it will take much longer, sometimes up to 3 hours for very large batches.

Why do I need to use Sucrablend SP V2?

You can form a gel without Sucrablend SP V2, but it will not be stable at temperatures above 40°C and the viscosity will gradually drop. Use a level of circa 0.5% in a gel.

Q: I am making an oily gel with Sucragel® and Sucrablend which I have to heat for the Sucrablend to dissolve. Do I also need to heat the oil phase?

A: Unless you have any solid ingredients in the oil phase, this phase can remain cold even if the Sucragel® phase is heated.

Why is my gel not transparent?

Ensure you are using the correct grade of Sucragel® for your oil phase. Some oil phases need a small amount of water added in at the end to make them transparent. If this does not work, add a small amount of glycerin, but be aware some oil phases cannot be made transparent.

How do I reduce the viscosity of my gel?

You can either add glycerin which retains transparency, or a small amount of water, which makes it opaque.

Our production team are worried about scaling up, as it seems different to our other products?

We have lots of experience scaling up Sucragel, watch this video which explains how we do it. It can be made on any equipment used to make emulsions in your factory but if you have any concerns get in touch and we can talk you through the process.

Can the product be rescued if oil is added too quickly?

Yes, this is a straightforward process. Just leave the mixture to separate for at least an hour and then take off the top (oil) layer and put it back in the oil. Switch the mixer back on to mix the residue in, then add oil back in slowly to form the gel.

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