Sucragel® AOF creates thick, rich gels for vegetable oil based cosmetic formulations, such as transparent gel-to-milk products. Supplied as an easy-to-use liquid.
Perfect for use in clear gel-to-milk cleansers, massage gels, exfoliating scrubs and masks.
You need to ensure oil is added very slowly, especially at the beginning. If you are making a typical lab batch of around 200g, the oil should take around 5 minutes to add in to the Sucragel. If you are making larger batches, it will take much longer, sometimes up to 3 hours for very large batches.
You can form a gel without Sucrablend SP V2, but it will not be stable at temperatures above 40°C and the viscosity will gradually drop. Use a level of circa 0.5% in a gel.
Unless you have any solid ingredients in the oil phase, this phase can remain cold even if the Sucragel® phase is heated.
You can either add glycerin which retains transparency, or a small amount of water, which makes it opaque.
Ensure you are using the correct grade of Sucragel® for your oil phase. Some oil phases need a small amount of water added in at the end to make them transparent. If this does not work, add a small amount of glycerin, but be aware some oil phases cannot be made transparent.
We have lots of experience scaling up Sucragel, watch this video which explains how we do it. It can be made on any equipment used to make emulsions in your factory but if you have any concerns get in touch and we can talk you through the process.
Yes, this is a straightforward process. Just leave the mixture to separate for at least an hour and then take off the top (oil) layer and put it back in the oil. Switch the mixer back on to mix the residue in, then add oil back in slowly to form the gel.