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Totally natural creamy opaque shower gel

Totally natural creamy opaque shower gel

Kaolin-based formulation

consumer benefits

Opaque, rich and creamy optical effect for organic market


Toiletries - shower gels and shampoo


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
Glycerin - Humectant 1.0
Cellulose Gum (and) Carrageenan (and) Ceratonia Siliqua Gum (and) Sucrose Sucraclear HC-31 (Safic Alcan) Thickener 2.0
B Aqua (and) Decyl Glucoside (and) Cocamidopropyl Betaine (and) Sodium Chloride Oramix GB10 (SEPPIC) Surfactant 30.0
1,2-Hexanediol (and) Propanediol (and) Caprylhydroxamic Acid Spectrastat PHL (Inolex) Fungistatic Agent 3.0
C Aqua - Solvent 0.1
Glycerin - Humectant 2.0
Kaolin ImerCare® Opaque (Imerys) Opacifying Agent 0.75
D Aqua - Solvent 1.0
Sodium Benzoate Sodium Benzoate (IMCD) Preservative 0.5
E Citric Acid 50% in a water solution pH Adjuster QSP pH



  • Mix water and glycerin and heat to 70°C.
  • Sprinkle the Sucraclear HC-31 into the mixture whilst stirring and heating.
  • Leave the thickener to moisturise during 15 min at 70°C whilst stirring.
  • Cool the mixture down to 35°C.
  • Gently mix phase B ingredients one after another into phase A.
  • Premix phase C and add to the blend.
  • Weigh phase D and stir until the Sodium Benzoate is dissolved.
  • Add phase D to the blend.
  • Adjust pH using E if necessary.

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