Bentonite is a natural clay that typically derives from volcanic ash. It consists mainly of silica (58-61%), aluminum (21-22%) and various other minerals including sodium, magnesium, calcium, ferric oxide, and potassium. It is widely used as texturizer, filler, thickener, and pigment binder. Swelling power 24+ ml.
- Used as thickener, absorbent, filler, texturizer and binder in various skin and hair care products and color cosmetics
- Has thickening and suspending properties (e.g suspends pigments) and effectively thickens and stabilizes emulsions
- Acts synergistically with common thickeners like xanthan gum and HE cellulose
Add to water phase of formulas to let the bentonite swell. Typical use level 1-50%. For external use only.
Creams, lotions, facial cleansers, hair care (anti-flaking shampoos, conditioners & styling products), body powders, deodorants sticks, depilatories, make-up, shaving creams.