Soy Lecithin Liquid
Description: Natural, nonionic emulsifier (occurs in most living cells) consisting of 4 phospholipids (phosphatidyl choline, -ethanolamin, -serin, -inositol), capable to bind water & fats (prevents fat-water separation), derived from soybeans. Dark amber, honey-like consistency, characteristic odor. Soluble in oils, partly soluble in alcohols, dispersible in water. HLB value approx. 4 (gives water-in-oil emulsions).
Lecithin Liquid is also the best choice for emulsions that are close to a 50 / 50 oil / water ratio where other emulsifiers will destabilize. As a general rule, use higher amounts of Lecithin Liquid when you have a higher water ratio.
- Natural emulsifier and dispersing agent
- Excellent water binding ability (prevents moisture loss)
- Good emollient, anti-sticking and refatting properties
- Controls viscosity
Applications: Lotions, creams, ointments, salves, body washes, shampoos, sun care products & after-sun products, body butter, makeup products.
Use: Can be added to formulas as is, add to oil phase. Typical use level is 0.5 - 5%. In creams and lotions mostly used as co-emulsifier together with other, more potent emulsifiers. For external use only.
Ingredients: Soy Lecithin