March 18, 2016
Emulsifiers are substances used to keep a cream or liquid from breaking down. They’re commonly added to food and the products we use on our skin.
And that may be a problem.
"Emulsifiers have been found to be higher irritants than fragrance or preservatives because they are proving to cause a modification of the stratum corneum multilamellar lipid structure. Despite this, their use is largely unregulated and is considered an easy and inexpensive way of combining the oil and water phases of an emulsion. Note that cost is the prime directive."
As you might guess, we are not keen on these kinds of additives. Instead we use cold processing as a technique to avoid old-fashioned emulsifying agents when formulating our skin care range. I’ll cover this in more depth in a future post.
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