People are now shifting to natural emulsifiers. But why? I mean, we all have been using various kinds of emulsifiers in various skin care products, and there is nothing wrong with it.
Actually, there is certainly something wrong with it. But yes, you might not have experienced it, which is actually a good thing, but there are thousands of people who are suffering from chemical emulsifiers.
Moreover, eliminating them is a huge task, and you might not be able to do it alone. In my opinion, every skin care product has emulsifiers.
Emulsifiers actually work as a base for the product and provide binding quality. If you love beauty influencers and always scroll through their Instagram reels, you might have heard of oil-based and water-based products.
As it is very evident from the name, oil-based products use oil as the base, and water-based products use water.
People who have dry skin mostly use oil-based products to lock the moisture. On the other hand, oily skin people use water-based products to avoid acne or further damage.
So, are emulsifiers skincare ingredients? Partly. Some of them cause damage to the skin, while some are pretty beneficial. Let’s know a little bit more about emulsifiers.
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What are Emulsifiers?
Emulsifiers are nothing but an ingredient that gives stability to two substances that are not supposed to mix. To put it in simple words, have you seen how oil floats on water or vice versa?
Yes, in skin care products, ingredients like water and oil are used, but as it is very difficult to mix them, companies use emulsifiers so that the two can mix and the product can be ready.
It is not necessary that emulsifiers are only chemicals. There are some natural emulsifiers as well. We will talk about them a little later.
So, this is what emulsifiers are all about. There are several types of it too. Emulsifiers can be divided into three types – 1. Anionic, 2. Cationic, 3. Non-ionic.
Anionics are negative in nature and are one of the most well-known skin irritants. Yes, they do cause irritation. Do companies use it? Yes.