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Creamy opaque shower gel

Creamy opaque shower gel

Kaolin-based formulation

Consumer benefits

Opaque, rich and creamy optical effect


Toiletries - shower gels and shampoos


ImerCare® Opaque kaolin imparts opacity and whiteness. This natural mineral solution confers a rich, optical effect to beauty care gels, giving them a luxurious, wholesome quality.



Typical formulation ingredients

Phase INCI Name Ingredients Function %
A Aqua   Solvent QSP 100
Acrylates Copolymer Carbopol Aqua SF-1 (Lubrizol) Thickener 10.0
Glycerin   Humectant 1.0
B Sodium Laureth Sulfate Texapon NSO UP (BASF) Anionic Surfactant 45.0
Sodium Hydroxide 10% in a water solution pH Adjuster 3.0
C Aqua (and) Methylisothiazolinone* Microcare MT (Thor) Preservative 0.1
Sodium Chloride   Thickener 2.0
Aqua   Solvent 0.1
D Glycerin   Humectant 2.0
Kaolin ImerCare® Opaque (Imerys) Opacifying Agent 0.75
E Citric Acid 50% in a water solution pH Adjuster QSP pH

** this incorporation rate exceeds the regulation after 27 April 2018.

  • Mix phase A ingredients until homogenised.
  • Gently mix surfactant into phase A.
  • Neutralize batch with Sodium Hydroxide (10%) and mix until homogenized.
  • Stir in phase C ingredients one after another.
  • Premix phase D components and add to the mixture.
  • Adjust pH using E if necessary.

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