For Berg+Schmidt, Cosmet’Agora, taking place in Paris from January 16-18, 2024, will herald a new era of easy formulation. At booth 56/60, the company will premiere its BergaCare FG Gel – a new and efficient solution designed to thicken transparent oil formulations for leave-on and rinse-off products. Being cold processible, the rheology modifier requires a certain shear so that it can be distributed homogeneously in the oil. This makes the natural ingredient ideally suited for the “go-to development” of transformational textures and a variety of viscosities such as gel-to-oil products.

Natural thixotropic properties enable BergaCare FG Gel to optimally convert liquid oil in Jello-like textures. While being highly compatible with commonly used vegetable oils and emollients, the easy-to-use rheology modifier has the ability to create different viscosities depending on the use level of the BergaCare FG Gel. This opens up a broad range of formulating options: Visual appearance of the finished product can be adjusted from a transparent oil gel to dense, yet light, cream, or from fluid oil to solidified gel.

“Cold process manufacturing capability makes the BergaCare FG Gel a must-have, go-to product. While formulators can already choose between different oil thickeners on the market, none of them is cold-processible, so this is clearly a huge advantage when considering ever-increasing energy costs,” explains Sabrina Paltian, Manager Application Technologies at Berg+Schmidt Care Ingredients. She adds: “Only a few natural oil thickeners can actually create transparent systems.”

To ensure that BergaCare FG Gel together with the selected oil creates a homogeneous mixture, a certain amount of shear force is required for the manufacturing process. It is up to the formulator to decide which tool is used to generate this force. BergaCare FG Gel is highly compatible with numerous stirring devices.

En vogue concepts like luxurious gel-to-oil textures in anhydrous, nourishing body care applications promise smooth and silky skin both during and after application. Unlike other oil products, thickened oil gels can be applied where they are needed without evaporating or becoming runny. Compatibility with different plant-based emollients also helps ensure a well-received sensory experience that supports luxury skin care.

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About Berg + Schmidt

Berg+Schmidt, member of the Stern-Wywiol Company, is one of the world’s most successful enterprises in the field of food, feed and cosmetic ingredients with a turnover of over 600 million euros and about 1700 employees worldwide. Combining natural ingredients and state of the art raw materials with advanced technologies, the company supplies plant-based emulsifiers and thickeners, natural silicon alternatives, highly purified phospholipid fractions and mild, environment-friendly surfactants. The portfolio is rounded up by basic oleochemicals such as fatty alcohols, fatty acids, fatty acid esters and shea butter. The team benefits from over 60 years of continuous research and a clear service orientation towards the customer. The corporate application laboratory Stern Technology Center near Hamburg gathers comprehensive expertise and state of the art technology for natural ingredients supporting healthy and vital skin.

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