Emulsifying gel delivers range of benefits
In response to global consumer demand for skin care products that deliver a good skin feel, Elementis has developed the Bentone Luxe XO emulsifying gel for personal care product formulators.
Bentone Luxe XO is an effective ingredient for mineral sun care, premium facial care, post-aesthetic treatment, and nourishing body care product formulations that is dynamic and flexible.
“Today’s consumers are facing new challenges because of the trend toward increased skin cleansing and sanitising regimens predicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Wearing face masks every day, often for long periods of time, has also exacerbated irritation to sensitive skin,” explained Stijn Dejonckheere, senior vice president with Elementis’ Personal Care Business Unit.
“To address these very real and sometimes uncomfortable challenges, consumers are seeking skin care products in a variety of application formats – creams, lotions, serums, bars, concealers, and colour-tinted makeup base - that are non-irritating to the skin. This most recent addition to our popular Bentone Luxe product series provides superior flexibility for skin care product makers by stabilising low to extremely high oil loads in water in oil systems when formulating for these ‘new normal’ skin care scenarios,” added Dejonckheere.
Given consumers’ quest for personal care products that feel good on the skin, traditional water in oil formulas have fallen out of favor because of their heavy texture. Bentone Luxe XO creates a unique, luxurious feel. Compared to traditional water in oil formats, Bentone Luxe XO provides outstanding stability in suspending pigments and particles even over several freeze-thaw cycles.
In addition to its benefits in classical skin care, Bentone Luxe XO supports the water resistance of formulas. Therefore, it is a natural choice in creating high performance sun care and make up with excellent wear resistance and superior film formation.
“Bentone Luxe XO allows for the formation of unique textures. Our creative team in Cologne has created a library of formulas from light serums to solid systems utilising the robust emulsifying properties. Bentone Luxe XO is a valuable addition to the Bentone Luxe line, providing the tools to create diverse textures and sensory experiences,” says Kim Burch, global technical director – Personal Care.