• Koster Keunen creates the Gentle Body Wash for a creamy cleansing body wash.
  • We formulate it with only gentle surfactants that cleanse the skin without upsetting its natural barrier properties.


  • Kostol Natural E: Natural, PEG-free nonionic o/w emulsifier. Provides a light to medium, wet break, low thickening. Can be used as a primary or secondary emulsifier. Usage level 2-8%.
  • Kester Wax K-48: Naturally derived wax ester of plant origin. Provides opacity and texture to emulsions, with minimal impact on viscosity. Secondary structurant in anhydrous formulations. Usage level 1-20%.


Main Topic

  • Skin Care

Sub Topics

  • Clean Beauty
  • Emulsion
  • Natural
  • Vegan
  • Wash Off


  • Combine Phase A ingredients and mix until uniform while heating to 75-80°C.
  • Combine Phase B ingredients and melt until uniform.
  • Add Phase B to A and mix at high speed until emulsion is smooth.
  • Start cooling to 50°C or under.
  • Add citric acid slowly to prevent foaming.
  • Add remaining Phase C ingredients one at a time.


One month at 45°C.


  1. Koster Keunen, Inc.
  2. BASF
  3. Charkit
  4. DSM
  5. Carruba
  6. Brenntag Specialties

Ingredient Trade Name



Phase A
Deionized Water Aqua 49.0
Glycerin Glycerin 5.0
Plantaren 1200 N UP3 Lauryl Glucoside 15.0
Plantacare 818 UP3 Coco-Glucoside 15.0
Phase B
Kostol Natural E1 Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceril-3 Stearate 4.0
Kester Wax K-481 Cetyl Palmitate 8.0
Phase C
Citric Acid Citric Acid 0.3
Aloe Vera Gel 10:13 Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice 2.0
Allantoin4 Allantoin 0.2
Natural Aromatic Extract5 Ficus Carica (Fig) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract 0.5
Optiphen Plus6 Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid 1.0