PEG-150 Distearate is an ester made from the reaction of vegetable-derived triple-pressed grade stearic acid. In addition it is a defined high molecular weight polyethylene glycol. It is commonly use to thicken mild, amphoteric-containing surfactant systems, such as baby shampoos, baby baths, facial scrubs, facial cleansers, body washes, body scrubs and shaving foams.
PEG-150 Distearate is a Polyethylene glycol diester of stearic acid. White flake, characteristic odor, slightly cloudy in water, clear in surfactant-containing solutions. HLB 18.9 (gives oil-in-water emulsions). Soluble in water.
Appearance: PEG-150 Distearate typically appears as white flakes with a characteristic odor. It may exhibit slight cloudiness when added to water but becomes clear when incorporated into solutions containing surfactants.
Emulsifying Agent: PEG-150 Distearate has a relatively high hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB) value of 18.9. This property allows it to contribute to the formation of oil-in-water emulsions, making it useful in emulsifying formulations.
Solubility: It is soluble in water, which is advantageous for creating water-based cosmetic and personal care products.
In personal care product formulations, PEG-150 Distearate serves as a versatile ingredient for achieving desired product characteristics. Its thickening and emulsifying properties make it valuable for creating stable, creamy textures in products such as shampoos, cleansers, and scrubs. Additionally, its ability to enhance the consistency of formulations can improve their application and user experience.
It’s important to note that PEG-150 Distearate is commonly used in cosmetic and personal care products but should be used in accordance with industry regulations and guidelines to ensure product safety and effectiveness. Manufacturers may adjust the concentration of PEG-150 Distearate based on the specific formulation requirements and desired product attributes.
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