Sucragel® XL

Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aqua, Sucrose Laurate, Sucrose Stearate

A complete natural oil thickening agent. Optimised to provide a simple process for formulators with no need for additional stabilising agents; ideal for reduced processing times and cold process formulations.

  • 100% natural origin
  • COSMOS Approved
  • NATRUE approved
  • Complete blend solution
  • Low usage required – a usage level as low as 15% results in high viscosity oils
  • Cuts processing time due to built-in heat stabiliser which eliminates the need for stabilising agents
  • Cold process formulations
  • Transparency

Perfect for use in clear gel-to-milk cleansers, massage gels, exfoliating scrubs and masks.

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Questions & answers

How is Sucragel® XL different from other grades?

The stabilising Sucrablend component is built in, meaning you don’t have to think about it! It can also be used in a cold process, and is much quicker in production as there is no initial melting step.

Why isn’t my gel thickening up?

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.

How do I reduce the viscosity of my gel?

You can either add glycerin which retains transparency, or a small amount of water, which makes it opaque.

Why is my gel not transparent?

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.

Our production team are worried about scaling up, as it seems different to our other products?

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.

Can the product be rescued if oil is added too quickly?

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.