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INCI Name: PEG-8 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Oleate
Product Code: OLLV
CAS #: Proprietary
Brand: Olivem®

Olivem® LV Flex is a very versatile oil-in-water (o/w) primary emulsifier. It is specifically designed for the development of light, hyperfluid and sprayable emulsions while ensuring a pleasant skin feel. It is able to emulsify a wide range of oils and shows good compatibility with various rheology modifiers between pH 3.5 and 8.5.

Olivem® LV Flex is of HLB 8 to 9, with recommended use level between 3 and 6%, It is compatible with all common oils and at 5% yields stable emulsions with up to 10% oils without a yield value additive and up to 20% oils with such an additive. As a self-emulsifier, Olivem® LV Flex may also be used to prepare oil-free formulations, making use of its ability to form liquid crystal networks.

Emulsions made with Olivem® LV Flex are also salt tolerant when used with a suitable yield value additive and are compatible with up to 20% alcohol. Shelf life: 3 years.

Features & Benefits:

  • Emulsifying Agent (O/W)
  • Plant Derived / Vegetal Based
Appearance Ivory waxy solid flake
Odor Slight, characteristic
Melting Range (°C) 48 - 55
Soluble In
  • Mineral Oil (hot)
  • Vegetable Oil (hot)
  • Water (hot: dispersible)
Toxicology Profile
  • Ocular Irritation Potential (HET-CAM): Practically non irritant (undiluted)
  • Sensitization Test: Exceedingly small sensitization risk
  • Skin Irritation: Non irritating
  • Human Tests: Hypoallergenic (low sensitization potential)
  • Drum - 20kgs


  • After Sun Skin Care
  • Beach Wear Sun Care
  • Daily Wear Sun Care
  • Facial Skin Care
  • Hand & Body Care


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