When added to products, quillaia extract benefits include a rich feel similar to lanolin or vaseline. This is achieved using Sapogel Q, a versatile thickener gel enriched with saponins derived from the Saponaria officinalis leaf extract powder.
Our Saponin Gel Q provides a pleasant skin sensation, even after rinsing.
Its versatility is evident in the wide range of textures it can impart on the finished product, ranging from highly viscous to easily pourable and transparent to opaque.
Working with Sapogel Q, like its sibling Sucragel, necessitates a distinct processing strategy. However, it provides a little more leeway in formulation, allowing for a faster addition of oil. Sapogel Q has somewhat lower shear thinning than Sucragel. Sapogel Q has a multilayer structure under the microscope, with no identifiable individual oil droplets.
Sapogel Q makes adjusting viscosity a breeze. The type of oil used is critical in this operation. The most solid oils are squalane, fractionated coconut oil, and sunflower oil, whereas olive oil has a lighter consistency. Furthermore, you can adjust viscosity by adjusting the proportion of Sapogel Q.
A 15% concentration produces a surprisingly solid and robust product, while a maximum 25% concentration produces a thinner consistency. Squalane and fractionated coconut oil are the top choices for people seeking maximum transparency. However, adding non-polar oils or oil-soluble ingredients like waxes or cocoa butter will produce an opaque final product.