Sepimax Zen® is a versatile pre-neutralized polymer that can create clear aqueous gels on its own or can act as a thickener and stabilizer in emulsions and surfactant-based systems.
It can be used in many personal care formulations to create a thicker product with a rich, elegant touch, leaving a velvety feel on the skin.
Basically, it's a polymer for making clear gels and adding a lighter skin feel in certain moisturizing formulations.
Sepimax Zen® has been designed to handle up to 10% salt and produces finer, gentler lathers in personal care products.
It acts in synergy with fatty alcohols (eg cetyl, cetyl or benenylic alcohols) to increase the viscosity of emulsions quite dramatically (up to 1% in the oil phase).
Effective use at low levels
High resistance to electrolytes
Wide pH range, even at acidic pH
Suspension of properties
Shows synergies with other polymers or emulsifiers, as well as fatty alcohols
Synergistic with salt (NaCL)
Sleek sensory profile
Ready to use - no neutralization required
Can be used in hot and cold formulations
Excellent particle suspension power
Recommended usage rates:
Emulsifier-stabilizer and thickener - 0.5 - 5%
Suspended properties – from 0.15%
INCI: Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6
Appearance: White powder
pH: 4 - 5.5 (when formulated in 1.5% aqueous gel)
pH Stability Range: Stable between pH 2 - 8
HLB: Not applicable (anionic)
Compatible with: Fractionated coconut oil, other natural oils and butters, silicones, mineral oils and other emollients, ethanol and other solvents, surfactants, AHAs, salicylic acid, sunscreens and pigments
Incompatible with: cationic ingredients (e.g. conditioning emulsifier, Polyquat 7).
Country of origin: France