These hydrogels offer wide ranges of enhancing technologies to make products feel more elegant, deliver a multitude of functions and aid ease of formulation. As a rheology modifier, they come in several versions with varying viscosities, from the highly viscous Lubrajel DV hydrogel used in emulsion stabilization and suspension of compatible materials such as titanium dioxide to Lubrajel Oil hydrogel, an oil-like, low viscosity gel. They are also effective at stabilizing emulsions in various personal care applications.
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Lubrajel™ CG is a superior moisturizer and lubricant. It increases moisture balance and adds lubricious feel.
Lubrajel™ II XD is a thickener based on glyceryl polyacrylate and glycerin. It is a high efficiency clathrate gel that delivers thickening, moisturization, emolliency and suspension to clear gel products and emulsions including oil-in water, water-in-oil, multiple emulsions and macro emulsions. Because of its wide range of performance benefits, Lubrajel™ II XD can be used to formulate almost any type of skin care product. Lubrajel™ II XD can also be used in hair care applications especially in styling gels since it can tolerate high levels of ethanol.
Lubrajel™ MS is a safe, clear, multi-functional, skin-activated moisturizing gel that delivers a multitude of benefits. Formulating with this product will enable the development of products with excellent moisturization properties while maintaining elegant aesthetics.
Lubrajel™ Oil is a water-soluble clear gel that is an emollient matrix that imparts excellent lubricity and provides skin care products with superb spreadability. It is used for moisturization and emulsion stabilization.
Lubrajel™ TW is a water-soluble clear gel that provides products with medium viscosity and very low tack. It is used for moisturization, rheology modification, emulsion stabilization, lubricity, feel, and emulsion stabilization.
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