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Exfoliating shower gel

Exfoliating shower gel

Perlite-based formulation

Consumer benefits

Exfoliation, smoothness


Toiletries - shower gels, exfoliants


This exfoliating body wash containing ImerCare® 400P-Scrub perlite provides a strong exfoliating effect and stimulates cell renewal by eliminating dead skin cells. Used regularly, it results in smoother, glowing skin.



Typical formulation ingredients

Phase INCI Name Ingredients Function %
A Aqua - Solvent QSP 100
Acrylates Copolymer Carbopol Aqua SF-1 (Lubrizol) Thickener 9.0
B Sodium Laureth Sulfate Texapon NSO IS (BASF) Anionic Surfactant 40.0
Sodium Hydroxide 10% in a water solution pH Adjuster 3.0
C Decyl Glucoside Plantacare 2000 UP (BASF) Nonionic Surfactant 5.0
Coco-Betaine Dehyton AB 30 (BASF) Amphoteric Surfactant 9.0
Coco-Glucoside (and) Glyceryl Oleate Lamesoft P0 65 (BASF) Surfactant 0.5
Caprylyl/ Capryl Glucoside Oramix CG110 (Seppic) Solubilising Agent 4.0
D Citric Acid 10% in a water solution pH Adjuster 1.0
E Fragrance (and) Limonene (and) Citral Parfum Agrumea FML00191 (Accords & Parfums) Fragrance 0.7
Phenoxyethanol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin Euxyl PE 9010 (Schulke & Mayr) Preservative 1.0
CI 14700 UNICERT RED 07004-J (0,1% inwater) (Sensient) Dye 0.54
CI 15985 UNICERT YELLOW 08006-J (0,5%inwater) (Sensient) Dye 0.25
Perlite ImerCare® 400P-Scrub (Imerys) Exfoliating Agent 3.0
Octocrylene (and) Homosalate (and) ButylMethoxydibenzoylmethane (and)Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil Parsol Guard (IES Ingredients) UV Light ProtectiveAgent 0.1
F Glycerin - Humectant 1.0
Xanthan Gum Rhodicare T (Solvay) Thickener 0.3



  • Hydrate Carbopol® Aqua SF-1 in water (phase A).
  • Add Texapon NSO IS to phase A under low shear mixing 
  • (50 RPM). Neutralise with Sodium Hydroxide drop by drop.
  • Add the phase C components one after another to the mixture and adjust the pH with Citric Acid.
  •  Add the phase E components one after another. Incorporate ImerCare® 400P-Scrub avoiding high shear.
  • Add the premix (phase F).

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