Origin: 100% Natural bentonite clay mined in the USA.
Appearance: Off white granules.
Useage: Bentonite clay is used as a thickener., emulsion stabiliser and suspending agent for opaque products. It hydrates quickly
and easily in water and gives structure to the water phase of your creams or liquid products and is particularly well suited to pigmented make-up
such as BB creams, Liquid Foundation or tinted moisturisers.
Use Levels: 0.5-3%
Formulating Tips: Add to the water phase while stirring. Bentonite is heat stable so you can heat the water to decrease hydration
time. Continue mixing until a smooth thickened water phase is formed with no lumps. The clay should be hydrated in pure water with no additives.
Average mixing times are 30 minutes with a propellar mixer at room temperature and 10 minutes with a homogeniser at 3000 RPM at 75C.
Cautions and notes: Please be aware that this thickener cannot be used to create clear products.