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Emulium® Illustro is a water-in-oil emulsifier that is highly compatible with pigments and UV filters, but also with a wide range of cosmetic ingredients. PEG-free and COSMOS approved, this new ingredient perfectly meets consumer requirements in terms of naturality and formulator expectations in performance and flexibility.


Today, there is growing consumer interest for silicone-free, natural color cosmetics and sunscreens. Gattefossé has applied its strong knowledge in lipid chemistry to the development of Emulium® Illustro. Six years of research and development have been necessary to create this performant and flexible emulsifier, that can replace water-in-silicone textures.


Designed principally for pigmented formulations, Emulium® Illustro helps to disperse pigments and UV filters and obtain homogeneous and stable formulas.

  • INCI

    Polyglyceryl-6 Polyhydroxystearate (and) Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate (and) Polyglycerin-6
  • Claims / benefits / efficacy

    Designed principally for pigmented formulations 100% natural origin Does not require a co-emulsifier Cold-processable Compatible with a wide range of cosmetic ingredients PEG-free
  • Function

    texturizing agent; W/O emulsifier; Dispersant
  • Application

    • From ultra fluid to thick textures
    • Color cosmetics: foundations, concealers, BB and CC creams, highlighters, eye and lip products
    • Sun care: organic and inorganic sunscreens
    • Skin care
    • Natural, organic and vegan formulations
  • Packaging

    Iron pail 20 kg (TFB). Sample available upon request

  • Shelf life

    2 Years

  • Certifications & Compliance

    • Worldwide approval for cosmetic applications
    • Listed on IECIC 2015
    • Patent pending
    • COSMOS (Approved)
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