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Rheological Additives for Cosmetics

Rheological additives for cosmetics provide thickening, stabilization, anti-settling, flow and leveling, spreadability and sprayability. They also provide binder, absorption and antistatic properties.

Rheological Additives for Cosmetics by ECKART
Rheological Additives for Cosmetics by ECKART

Waterbased Rheological Additives for Cosmetics

PURE THIX - Non-ionic associative thickener

PURE THIX-1442 is a non-ionic hydrophobic modified polymer flake. It forms clear aqueous solutions and is designed especially for personal care formulations. PURE THIX-1442 provides pseudoplastic flow behavior by associative thickening with other formulation ingredients.

Benefits

  • Form crystal clear gels
  • Pseudoplastic flow behavior
  • Very good salt tolerance
  • Compatible with non-ionic, anionic and cationic surfactants
  • Does not require neutralization
  • Viscosity is pH-independent in the range from pH 5.5 and higher
  • "Associative" thickening with other formulation ingredients

 Applications

  • Bath and Shower Gels
  • Color Cosmetic Products
  • Creams and Lotions
  • Hair Care and Styling Products
  • Sunscreen Products

Delivery form

  • Flakes
Rheological Addtives for Cosmetics Pure Thix
PURE THIX by ECKART

LAPONITE - Synthetic hydrophilic layered silicates

LaponiteLAPONITE products are synthetic layered silicates with low heavy metal content. They are insoluble in water but hydrate and swell to give clear and colorless colloidal dispersions in water or aqueous solutions of alcohols. At concentrations of 2% or higher in water, highly thixotropic gels are obtained. The unique shear thinning and thixotropic rheology of LAPONITE products improve the skin feel of personal care products. Formulations will have a light, non-sticky texture. LAPONITE products enhance stability of formulations and keep particles, pigments or solid actives suspended.

Benefits

  • Stabilizer
  • Form clear gels
  • Prevent sedimentation of beads, pigments, and other suspended particles
  • Atomize well in aerosols or pump sprays
  • Stabilize O/W emulsions
  • Compatible with water-miscible solvents
  • Application range pH 4.5 and higher
  • Work over a wide temperature range

Application

  • Bath and Shower Gels
  • Creams and Lotions
  • Depilatory Creams
  • Liquid Makeups
  • Shampoos
  • Sunscreen Products
  • Toothpaste

 Delivery form

  • Powder
LAPONITE by ECKART
LAPONITE by ECKART

GELWHITE and OPTIGEL – Natural hydrophilic layered silicates

GELWHITE and OPTIGELGELWHITE and OPTIGEL products are activated bentonite products. They are used as a thixotropic agent in water-based systems with excellent anti-settling and stabilizing properties.

Benefits

  • Form thixotropic gels in water
  • Stabilize suspensions and O/W emulsions
  • Depending on grade medium or high thickening
  • Heat resistant thickening effect
  • Add smoothness to product
  • Absorb sebum

 Applications

  • Anti-Wrinkle Lotions (e.g. with Fruit Acids)
  • Bath and Shower Gels
  • Creams and Lotions
  • Facial Masks
  • Liquid Make-Ups
  • Sunscreen Products

Delivery form

  • Powder
OPTIGEL and GELWHITE by ECKART
OPTIGEL and GELWHITE by ECKART

Oil and Solvent based Rheological Additives for Cosmetics

Garamite – Natural organophilic mixed silicates

GARAMITE by ECKARTGARAMITE products were developed using the patented Mixed Mineral Thixotropic (MMT) technology. The MMT technology provides performance benefits which cannot be achieved by traditional organoclay additives. Due to the multiple particle morphologies of GARAMITE, the powder disperses very easily into oils and solvents with only moderate shear and no polar activator is needed.

Benefits

  • Very easy to disperse with moderate shear
  • High and constant thixotropic thickening
  • Outstanding anti-settling and anti-syneresis properties
  • Improve thermal stability
  • Ensure good sprayability of aerosols
  • Improve spreadability of cosmetic products
  • Impart a light skin feel

Applications

  • Antiperspirants
  • Color Cosmetics (e.g. Mascara, Lipstick, etc.)
  • Make-Up
  • Powder Products
  • Sunscreen Products

Delivery form

  • Powder
GARAMITE by ECKART
GARAMITE by ECKART

RHEOBYK® 7590 – Hydrogenated Castor Oil Derivative

RHYEOBYK by ECKARTRHEOBYK®-7590 is a hydrogenated castor oil derivative for use in cosmetic and personal care applications as a rheological additive for the oil phases. RHEOBYK®-7590 provides excellent thickening, package stability, pigment suspension and a high degree of thixotropy. The efficiency of RHEOBYK®-7590 is sensitive to temperature and system polarity.

RHEOBYK®-7590 is vegan and certified according to the natural and organic standards of ECOCERT.

Benefits

  • Form white gels
  • Efficient thickener for silicone oils, mineral oils and vegetable oils
  • Stabilize W/O emulsions
  • Improve spreadability of cosmetic products
  • Impart skin conditioning and water-repellent effect

Applications

  • Creams and Lotions

Hair Care Products

  • Lipsticks
  • Pressed Powders
  • Sunscreen Products
RHEOBYK by ECKART
RHEOBYK by ECKART

CLAYTONE - Oil phase, organic phase

Natural organophilic layered silicates

CLAYTONE by ECKARTCLAYTONE products are organically modified bentonites designed for use in cosmetic and personal care systems to develop thixotropic rheological control and suspension. They are designed to impart a high degree of gelling efficiency over a wide range of oils or solvents.

Benefits

  • High and constant thixotropic thickening
  • Avoid settling and phase separation
  • Stabilize W / O emulsions
  • Works over a wide temperature range
  • Improve spreadability of cosmetic products
  • Impart a soft, elegant feel

Applications

  • Antiperspirants
  • Creams and Lotions
  • Liquid Make-Ups
  • Nail Lacquers
  • Sunscreen Products
  • Wax Based Products (e.g. Lipstick, Cream Eye Shadow)
CLAYTONE by ECKART
CLAYTONE by ECKART

TIXOGEL Mastergels - Oil phase, organic phase

Fully activated natural organophilic layered silicates

TIXOGEL Mastergels by ECKARTTIXOGEL Mastergels are combinations of oils and organically modified bentonites already activated with Propylene Carbonate. They can provide stable, predictable, reproducible thixotropic viscosity and pigment suspension in a variety of cosmetic formulation types. TIXOGEL Mastergels can be easily incorporated into the manufacturing cycle with medium shear dispersion equipment.

Benefits

  • Ready for use gels
  • Can be incorporated with simple stirrers
  • Cost reduction and time-saving in production
  • Eliminate use of dry powder dispersion
  • Constant rheological efficiency due to optimum dispersion and activation

Applications

  • Antiperspirants
  • Creams and Lotions
  • Make-Up
  • Sunscreen Products
  • Wax Based Products (e.g. Lipstick, Cream Eye-Shadow)

Delivery form

  • Paste
TIXOGEL Mastergel by ECKART
TIXOGEL Mastergel by ECKART

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ANTI-TERRA®, BYK®, BYK®-DYNWET®, BYK®-SILCLEAN®, BYKANOL®, BYKETOL®, BYKJET®,  BYKOPLAST®,  BYKUMEN®,  CARBOBYK®,  DISPERBYK®, DISPERPLAST®, LACTIMON®, NANOBYK®, PAPERBYK®, SILBYK®, VISCOBYK®, and Greenability® are registered trademarks of BYK-Chemie. ACTAL®, ADJUST®, ADVITROL®, ASTRABEN®, BENTOLITE®, CLAY- TONE®, CLOISITE®, FULACOLOR®, FULCAT®, GARAMITE®, GEL- WHITE®, LAPONITE®, MINERAL COLLOID®, OPTIBENT®, OPTIFLO®, OPTIGEL®, PURE THIX®, RHEOCIN®, RHEOTIX®, RIC-SYN®, TIXOGEL®, and VISCOSEAL® are registered trademarks of BYK Additives. AQUACER®, AQUAMAT®, AQUATIX®, CERACOL®, CERAFAK®, CERA- FLOUR®, CERAMAT®, CERATIX®, HORDAMER®, and MINERPOL®  are registered trademarks of BYK-Cera. SCONA® is a registered trademark of BYK Kometra.

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