Lecigel™

Phospholipidic Gel-Creams

LECIGEL™ is a gelling agent with emulsifying properties. It allows the increase in the viscosity and the stability of formulas. Suitable for both cold and hot processes, it also helps to adjust the viscosity at the end of the formulation process. Easy-to-use, it is compatible with most emulsifiers and is stable over a wide range of pH. Especially adapted for the formulation of gel-creams, it provides the typical “phospholipid touch” with a cool, soft and non-greasy skin feel.

Origin

Phospholipid-based gelling agent/emulsifier

INCI Name

Sodium Acrylates Copolymer (and) Lecithin

Properties

  • Provides gel cream when used as main emulsifier
  • Very easy-to-use
  • Stabilizes and adjusts viscosity of emulsions by adding at the end of the process
  • Hot or cold process
  • Quick-break effect 
  • Decreases TEWL 
  • Increases skin hydration 
  • Enhances penetration and bioavailability of active ingredients to get better and/or faster results 
  • Triggers positive emotions and provides moments of happiness upon application 
  • Very cool effect
  • Lowers immediately the skin temperature with a lasting effect of up to 20 minutes

Status

  • PF actives
  • China Compliant

Tests

  • Clinical
  • Sensorial: Slippery and cool touch
    Velvet and non-greasy skin feel

Applications

• Gelling agent for aqueous gels/Emulsifier for gel creams: 0.5-2%.
• Viscosity adjuster for all kind of emulsions: >0.5%.
• Stabilizer for all kind of emulsions: >0.1%