Olivem 1000 is a PEG-free non-ionic oil-in-water emulsifier developed from natural olive chemistry. It is an emulsifier and thickener which is compatible with a wide variety of cosmetic and active ingredients over a wide pH range (3 to 12). Safe and clinically tested to be hypoallergenic, it provides creams with an excellent spreadability with no soapy effect.

Olivem 1000

  • INCI:  Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate


    Olivem 1000's chemistry does not really work based on the HLB system. Its emulsification mechanism is based on liquid crystal formation and therefore the HLB value is not so critical for this emulsifier.

    The stability of Olivem 1000 is improved with the addition of a water-phase thickener like our Xanthan Gum used at about 0.2%. 

    Consider the use of a co-emulsifier such at about 1 - 2% to further improve stability.

    Fatty alcohols such as Behenyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol or Cetearyl Alcohol can be added to the oil phase for thickening if needed.


    Typical usage rates:

    • Low Viscosity (serums and lotions): 3 - 4%
    • High Viscosity (lotions and creams): 7 - 8%

    Appearance:  Off White Flakes 
    Solubility:  Soluble in oil 
    SAP Value:  90-120 
    pH (sol 15%):  5-7 
    HLB:  9

    • Day and night creams
    • Face cleansers and deep hydrating emulsions
    • Face and eye-contour creams
    • Hypoallergenic tested creams
    • Make-up: mascara, creamy foundations and eye-liners
    • Sun-screen and after-sun products
    • Baby care products
    • Hair conditioning creams
    • Self tanning products
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