Emulsifiers & surfactants

The composition of the emollient and emulsifier you choose will always influence the viscosity and stability of your cosmetic formulation. And it can also influence the activity and sensory aspects of the formulation.
Available either as 100% non-diluted or 50% water diluted, our ethoxylated shea butter reduces the potential for irritation typically associated with surfactant-based products and is mild enough for use in baby care. It delivers good foaming properties and improves viscosity in rinse off cleansers for skin and hair, including transparent and translucent formulations.


Akoline – our line of vegetable derived emulsifiers – are high quality products renowned for their mildness. Formulating with these natural based emulsifiers is therefore relevant not only for natural skin care products, but also for developing skin care formulations that provide a pleasant, soft and elegant skin feel.

Emulsifiers & surfactants

Product INCI Description/Applications
Akoline MCM™ Caprylic/Capric Glycerides Medium chain mono-/diglyceride with high solubilization capacity. Co-emulsifier for o/w emulsions. Suitable for microemulsion formulations. (HLB 8–9). Skin care and color cosmetics.
Akoline PGPR™ Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate An efficient non-ionic w/o emulsifier and dispersion stabilizer. (HLB 3–4). Suitable for general skin care and color cosmetics.
Akoline SL™ Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate Highly polar anionic o/w emulsifier. (HLB 17). Stabilizes liquid crystals. Releases lactic acid giving improved skin firmness and smoothness. Suitable for general skin care
Lipex 102 E75™ 100% & 50% PEG-75 Shea Butter Glycerides Water dispersible shea butter. Mild non-ionic surfactant. Acts as a solubilizer for lipophilic ingredients, improves viscosity and decreases irritancy in rinse-off hair and body care formulations. Skin care, hair care, baby care

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