Polymer Spotlight: Sepimax Zen™ and Sepinov™ EMT 10 are at the top of their game!

November 16, 2022

At Seppic, we understand the challenges that occur in the lab when developing new formulations! It might be instability due to electrolytes or difficulties with low to high oil levels in an emulsion- Seppic has the solution for your formulation frustrations!

SEPIMAX ZEN™ and SEPINOV™ EMT 10 provide solutions for challenging formulas and provide an elegant skin feel.

Challenges to stabilize high electrolyte emulsions? Try SEPIMAX ZEN™

Sepimax Zen

SEPIMAX ZEN™ helps to reinforce stability challenged by stressful actives (ex: glycolic acid and lactic acid).

INCI: Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6

Bring Zen to the lab with this easy-to-use, pre-neutralized powder. Multifunctional, it helps to thicken, stabilize oil, and texturize your formulations while producing sprayable to thick viscous products. Didn’t think it could get any better? SEPIMAX ZEN™ offers thickening capabilities over a wide pH range (3 - 8). The best part? It is extremely resistant to electrolytes - with a maximum electrolyte tolerance of 10% NaCl and stressful ingredients

In addition to everything we already mentioned, SEPIMAX ZEN™:

  • Is cold or hot processable
  • Offers a rich and velvet sensorial profile
  • Has suspending properties
  • Can create crystal clear formulations
  • Has foam texturizing properties (for a softer and creamier foam)
  • Brings film-forming properties
  • Is the top polymer for compatibility with hydrophilic pigments
  • Is compatible with solvents, inorganic sunscreens, and aluminum salts

Ideal applications include: skin care, sun care, hair care, makeup, intimate hygiene, hand sanitizers, and oral care. The perfect polymer to stabilize your fluid to viscous formulas, even in the most extreme conditions!

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Challenges to stabilize low to high oil level emulsion formulations? Try SEPINOV™ EMT 10

Sepinov EMT 10

INCI: Hydroxyethyl Acrylate - Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer

Ease formulation difficulties with this ready to use 2-in-1 powder polymer. SEPINOV™ EMT 10 offers excellent stabilizing properties - even with low and high percentages of oily phases! With a satin, fresh sensory profile, it offers a quick-break, glide-on application with a supple texture and easy pick-up. Highly efficient, even at low polymer content, SEPINOV™ EMT 10 brings thickening and stabilizing properties over a wide pH range (3-12).

SEPINOV™ EMT 10 has a variety of formulation benefits including:

  • Stabilization of 15% oil at 0.6%
  • Stabilization of up to 45% oil level at 1.5%
  • The ability to emulsify high quantities of glycerin at a low dosage - it stabilizes and thickens to give a high viscosity, anhydrous gel
  • Cold or hot process
  • Excellent stabilization effects with sun filters
  • Acts as a texturizing agent in foaming products
  • Boosts foaming capability and stability - for softer and creamier foam

SEPINOV™ EMT 10 is also compatible with AHAs, DHA, H2O2, solvents, glycolic acid, VCPMg, inorganic sunscreens and essential oils - making it a go-to polymer for ease of formulation!

Ideal applications include: skin care, sun care, makeup, baby care, intimate hygiene, mechanically irritated skin, and oral care.

A versatile polymer for sprayable to thick formulations!

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Challenges with tacky, gel textures? Try a combination of SEPIMAX ZEN™ and SEPINOV™ EMT 10

The association of SEPIMAX ZEN™ and SEPINOV™ EMT 10 create elastic and enveloping cream gels with a fresh and satin feel on the skin.

Together, SEPIMAX ZEN™ and SEPINOV™ EMT 10:

  • Increase of the gel transparency, without any jelly effect.
  • Offer sensory changes - the touch becomes richer with a less quick-break effect and brings a longer playtime

Formulation Tip When using Sepimax Zen and Sepinov EMT 1: Add Oramix CG 110™ at <1% and/or glycol to help improve transparency for a clear gel formulation.

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