Olivem 1000


Olivem® 1000 (COSMOS validated) is a PEG-free self-emulsifying multifunctional ingredient (white to ivory waxy flakes at 20°C, melting point ~ 70°C). It is a complex combination of fatty acids, chemically similar to the lipidic composition of the skin surface. Olivem® 1000 has the ability to generate liquid crystal structures that mimic the stratum corneum organization. As the sole emulsifier, Olivem® 1000 provides a deep moisturizing effect.

Olivem® 1000 can be used in hair care formulations such as crème rinse and leave-in conditioners, improving wet combability as demonstrated by clinical testing. It is also effective as the emulsifying base for more traditional hair conditioner formulae that use cationic ingredients, broadening its scope of applicability.

The recommended use level for Olivem® 1000 is 3 – 5% in oil dispersed in water type (o/w) emulsions as the sole emulsifier and 0.5 – 2% as a co-emulsifier.

Olivem® 1000 is a biomimetic ingredient designed to mimic the physiological processes and chemical composition of human skin for complete skin affinity and maximum performance.

INCI: Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate

Solvent-free manufacturing and preservative free

Ivory flakes (non-sticky, easy to handle)

Recommended concentration: 0.5-5%;pH of stability: 4.5-8.0

Melting point; 65-75°C

Features & Benefits:

  • Biodegradable
  • Emulsifying Agent (O/W)
  • Moisturizing Agent
  • Plant Derived / Vegetal Based
Soluble In
  • Alcohol [Ethanol]
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Glycerin (dispersible)
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Methyl Alcohol
  • Mineral Oil (dispersible)
  • Propylene Glycol (dispersible)
  • Vegetable Oil (dispersible)
  • Water (hot: dispersible)


  • After Sun Skin Care
  • Daily Wear Sun Care
  • Eye Area Color Cosmetics
  • Facial Cleansers
  • Facial Color Cosmetics
  • Facial Skin Care
  • Hair Conditioners
  • Hand & Body Care
  • Nail Care
  • Self-Tanners

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