It’s just not enough for an emulsifier to function well in an O/W system anymore. The right tool for the job must do more and also meet the clean ingredient expectations of increasingly engaged consumers. Kostol NatureMuls is the tool that belongs in every cosmetic chemist’s formulation toolbox. Whether you are working on a light but velvety lotion or a cream that is rich and luxurious, this is the emulsifier that fits the project at hand.

Textures and Trends

Clean ingredients may be trendy in the marketplace at the moment, but for Koster Keunen, they are the result of years of research and commitment to our suppliers and our world. Kostol NatureMuls provides the essential qualities of the best of primary oil-in-water emulsifiers, offers flexible formulation options, and dependably holds your key ingredients, from powders to pigments. With a medium to long break, your lotions or creams feel smooth and leave no greasy afterfeel.

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The best feeling, though, is knowing that this hard-working ingredient is a natural, PEG-free emulsifier that works equally well in natural or conventional formulations, and all without breaking the bank. In fact, being plant-based is only the beginning. Koster Keunen now manufactures this emulsifier with all Responsibly Sourced Palm ingredients making Kostol NatureMuls RSPO MB now. The clean ingredient profile strikes on-trend with consumers and is balanced by its ethical origin.

Putting Your Formula’s Focus on Feel

In the cosmetics arena, the world turns quickly, and brands are forever meeting shifts in the market. One thing that remains constant is the certainty that some will want a pumpable formula, while others will want one that can be scooped from a jar. The beauty of Kostol NatureMuls is that it has you covered either way. The following example formulations show the versatility of our featured non-ionic emulsifier.

Hint @ It! Natural Tinted Primer exhibits the lighter side. This sample formula is light, it is bouncy in texture, and it gives a coverage that is smooth and comfortable, preparing skin for foundation. It is clean and with Kostol NatureMuls, suitable for all skin types. Clean, natural, vegan, Hint @ It! Natural Tinted Primer is perfectly pumpable.

Hint @ It! Natural Tinted Primer (Color)

Formula #: 2/22-805/577/358-17

Ingredient Trade Name INCI Name %
Phase A
Deionized Water Aqua 80.5
Reisita Natural Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch 1.0
Optiphen Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol 1.0
Glycerin Glycerin 4.0
Siligel Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Pullulan 0.5
Phase B
Kostol NatureMuls Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate 4.0
Behenyl Alcohol Behenyl Alcohol 5.0
Kester Wax K-24 Lauryl Laurate 3.0
Prestige Soft Beige Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides 1.0

Fancy a thicker, creamier texture that can be dispensed from a squeeze tube or jar? You may be aiming for a formula like Cream with Kostol NatureMuls. This prototype formula builds a luxurious cream with the signature medium-to-long break that makes application an absolute pleasure. Incorporating White Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, and Bayberry Wax, this glossy, white cream brings barely-there natural fragrance, and structure to the product.

Cream with Kostol NatureMuls

Formula #: 7/18-577/421/286-3

Ingredient Trade Name INCI Name %
Phase A
Deionized Water Aqua 68.3
Glycerin Glycerin 3.0
Keltrol CG-SFT Xanthan Gum 0.4
Lincoserve WpH-LO Pentylene Glycol , Caprylyl Glycol, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin 1.0
Potassium Hydroxide 10% Potassium Hydroxide 0.6*
Phase B
Kostol NatureMuls Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate 4.5
White Beeswax Beeswax 2.0
Bayberry Wax Myrica Cerifera (Bayberry) Fruit Wax 1.0
AR Cocoa Butter Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter 4.0
Kester Wax K-385 Cetyl Myristate 5.0
Lecinol S-10 Hydrogenated Lecithin 0.2
Lipocol O-95 Oleyl Alcohol 4.0
Jeechem CTG Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride 6.0

Getting It Right in Both Channels

When you can bring together the best of fashion and formulation, you know that you are definitely using the best tool available. Koster Keunen recognizes that cosmetic chemistry is changing the boundaries of clean beauty to embrace a wider tableau of products and people. We have the ingredients to help your range perform up to your demanding specifications. Contact us to make Koster Keunen part of your formulation team.

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