Pick Your Polymer
June 13, 2022
Seppic’s polymers are well known for their ability to thicken & stabilize formulations, even with a high content of oils in cream gels, in order to be easy-to-use and to create enjoyable textures for the consumers!
Since the launch of the iconic Sepigel™ 305, the range has extended significantly to offer a variety of skin feel, performances, natural content,...
Let’s go over all your options!
Our liquid polymers are obtained by inverse emulsion polymerization technology.
Read more about our polymerization technologies here (opens new window)
They come in a water-in-oil emulsion form, where the polymer is trapped into water droplets. During the formulation process, a spontaneous phase inversion happens when the water is added, leading to an oil-in-water emulsion where the polymer swells and can thicken and stabilize the formulation.
No need for neutralization, high shear nor surfactant, the polymers are easy to use and cold processable!
Some of Seppic’s polymers come in a powder form, with the following enhanced properties:
SEPINOV™: coming from the inverse emulsion polymerization technology above, with an additional drying step.
SEPIMAX™: obtained by precipitation polymerization, a technology creating high performance polymers.
Some recommendations for all your textures and skin feel:
Common properties of Seppic’s polymers:
But, like everything else in the world, there is a selection of the BESTS…
For sprayability: SIMULGEL™ I-NS 100 / NS, or SEPINOV™ EMT 10 /WEO
Looking to develop wipe formulations? Try SIMULGEL™ FL
For oil stabilizing performance (without emulsifier): SEPINOV™ EMT 10 /WEO, SIMULGEL™ EG / EPG, SIMULGEL™ I-NS 100 (also with non polar oils) / NS.
For extreme pH:
Most grades are efficient at acidic pH and compatible with AHA and equivalents.
Best in class: SEPIMAX ZEN™, from pH 2 to 8.
For transparency: SEPIMAX ZEN™, or SEPINOV™ EMT 10 /WEO for translucent gels.
For suspension: SEPIMAX ZEN™.
For resistance to stressful ingredients:
Source local with Seppic! 4 polymers are now made in the Seppic manufacturing plant near Richmond, VA. Sepimax Zen™ Simulgel™ NS Simulgel™ I-NS 100 Sepinov™ EMT 10
Sepilife Nude: 61% Naturality Simulgel NS: 57% Naturality
Need for 100% naturality? Discover our Solagum range (opens new window)!