How to Choose the Best Emulsifiers for Clean Beauty Cream Formulations


 December 24, 2020

How to Choose the Best Emulsifiers for Clean Beauty Cream Formulations

It’s important to select the right emulsifier when making natural beauty cream formulations. But, creating an effective emulsion that is stable during shelf life of the product can be a challenge for many formulators. You’ll find many different emulsifiers that can be used for beauty cream products, but it can be overwhelming to know which ones will work best, especially for a natural formula.

Let’s take a closer look at natural emulsifiers used in beauty cream formulations and explore a couple of our most popular natural emulsion ingredients found at Kinetik.

Natural Emulsifiers

Emulsifiers are substances that stabilize or prevent emulsions from separating, like the combination of oil and water, to create a homogenous blend. Beauty creams contain a water phase and an oil phase which is why emulsifiers are so important.


Oil-in-water (O/W) emulsifiers distribute fine droplets of oil throughout an aqueous base. These kinds of emulsions have more of a liquid consistency and are commonly used in clean beauty lotion and cream formulations.


Water-in-oil (W/O) emulsifiers distribute ultra-fine droplets of water throughout a fatty base of ingredients. These kinds of emulsions have more of a thick and greasy consistency.

Read more on our blog, “5 Considerations Before Choosing An Organic Emulsifier” to learn more.

Which Natural Emulsifier Should You Use in Your Beauty Cream Formulation?

One of the biggest challenges formulators face when working with emulsion ingredients for their beauty cream product is ensuring that emulsions remain stable. Our team of experts is here to help. In fact, our experts will guide you through the process of building the perfect formula for your product, we’ve been doing it since 2003.

Take a look at some of our popular natural emulsifiers for your next beauty cream formulation project:

  • Emulpharma® CORE from Res Pharma– Provide a rich luxurious texture in your beauty cream formulation with this primary oil-in-water (O/W) emulsifier.
  • Evicare® GOC from Evident Ingredients– This 100% natural O/W emulsifier is very versatile and can be used in hot/hot, hot/cold and cold/cold processes. It can be combined with co-emulsifiers to formulate higher viscosity creams.

Our Approach to Natural Beauty Cream Ingredients and Formulations

Kinetik is an innovative raw materials supplier to the personal care, cosmetic and beauty industries. Our professionals will provide the guidance you need to innovate high-quality skin care formulations with natural raw ingredients for beauty cream formulations that are:

  • Allergy-Free
  • Bio-Based
  • COSMOS Certified
  • Cruelty Free
  • Ecocert Certified
  • Gluten-Free
  • Naturally Derived
  • Non-Toxic
  • Palm Oil Free
  • RSPO
  • Vegan

We choose to represent global suppliers that have ethical ingredient sourcing policies and ideally use environmentally safe, sustainable packaging.

Contact us at (732) 335-5775 to speak with one of our representatives today or fill out a formulary request online; we work with clients and represent suppliers worldwide.