Versatile Emulsifier Provides Incredible Range of Product Support

Cosmetic chemistry depends on emulsifiers to do the heavy lifting of keeping different phases working together to deliver the desired beauty effects. How much better is it to find an emulsifier that can do that hard work with maximum formulation flexibility, while creating luxurious look and feel? Kostol Natural E goes one better: it is a natural, oil-in-water emulsifier designed for both leave-on and wash-off products. Your product range gains a huge boost with Kostol Natural E’s versatility, while delivering the natural and plant-based label appeal that consumers increasingly value.

Flexibility That Is More Than Skin Deep

As cosmetics users are increasing in number and inclusivity, the need for variety in formulation grows at a matching rate. This is where Kostol Natural E really shines. This is a versatile ingredient delivering fresh feeling, bright white emulsions. It will support products from standard oil -to-water emulsions, to wash-off balms and natural deodorant sticks.

It’s true, Kostol Natural E can be used for creams, lotions, balms, hair pomades, surfactant systems, sticks, natural deodorants, and color cosmetics. Additionally, Kostol Natural E allows you to harness the current top trend of creating systems that utilize the best ingredients of natural skin care for hair care and color cosmetics.

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Whether you are creating oil-in-water emulsions that are leave-on or wash-off, Kostol Natural E brings stability, wide compatibility with both oils and solids, and broad usefulness as a primary or secondary emulsifier. So, whether you are looking to create a thick, spreadable cream or a sprayable lotion, this emulsifier provides a luxurious, white formulation with a fresh and quick break, allowing your products to deliver their benefits with a pleasant, clean after feel.

Examples Show Formulation Latitude

One of the signature aspects of Kostol Natural E’s flexibility is that you can choose the thickness of your formulation by increasing the amount of Kostol Natural E, changing the water phase thickeners, or increasing solids to the oil phase. Its broad active ingredient compatibility allows you to produce refreshing emulsions suitable for all skin types.

The luxury of shiny, white formulations that feel lovely going on, yet leave no greasy after feel cannot be overlooked. Our Cream with Kostol Natural E example formulation creates a soothing, pleasant, natural restorative for stressed skin.

Cream with Kostol Natural E

Formula #: 1/18-587/358/414-1

Ingredient Trade Name INCI Name %
Phase A    
Deionized Water Aqua 72.2
Bentonite Albagel BC2 Bentonite 2
Glycerin Glycerin 3
Keltrol CG-SFT3 Xanthan Gum 0.5
Optiphen ND2 Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid 0.8
Phase B    
Kostol Natural E1 Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate 4
White Beeswax1 Beeswax 2
NaturalAtum1 Canola Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate 7.5
Kester Wax K-241 Lauryl Laurate 5
Cetiol CC4 Dicaprylyl Carbonate 3

Prefer a lotion? Our Lotion with Kostol Natural E example formulation demonstrates what you can do. This formula produces a pumpable, light, everyday lotion.

Extending the Range of Your Range

If your product range is looking to formulate creamy surfactant systems, or maybe cleansing balms, we have an emulsifier for that. Kostol Natural E is not just for leave on skin care. Consumers are experimenting with vast varieties of color cosmetics right now, and they need good, clean makeup removers.  Our example surfactant emulsion, The Balm Face Cleanser, provides a clean skin feel with a cleansing balm. Smooth it on, wet hands to emulsify, then rinse off. This formulation is gentle enough to act as a cleanser on its own, or work within a multi-step cleansing regime.

The Balm Face Cleanser

Formula #: 6/21-414/154/106-6

Ingredient Trade Name INCI Name %
Kostol Natural E1 Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate 15
Cera Bellina1 Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax 6
Orange Wax1 Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax 5
Kester Wax K-82P1 C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate 7
Syneth C15K22 Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate 10
Sunflower Oil2 Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil 39
Jojoba Oil Golden3 Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil 9
Avocado Oil4 Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil 3
Meadowfoam Seed Oil5 Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil 3
Vitamin E Acetate6 Tocopheryl Acetate 1.5
Linatural NLP-O3 Orange / Lemon Grass / Sesame Oils 1.5

But if your brand runs to luxurious, creamy face washes that have a soft feel, and natural gentleness, you will want to check out our Double Cream Luxury Cleanser formula. Just enough foam, and that bright, white, creamy look and feel that make a creamy cleanser so appealing.

Koster Keunen knows that delivering clean beauty is a challenge that cosmetic chemists relish. Our Kostol Natural E provides natural emulsion that suits skin, hair, and color cosmetics. Whether you are creating a new range, tackling a particularly challenging formulation, or considering how to “go natural” with your brand, our chemists are here to help. Contact us to start a conversation today!

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