I have read and practice the principle of placing lamellar emulsifiers in the water phase (typically using Montanov L & 202). I always support them with co-emulsifiers like 165 type and a polymeric and an anionic, which is in the oil phase.
I have gotten the impression...there is something structurally happening by putting the lamellar emulsion into the water phase, prior to its meeting with the oil phase. Would anyone care to take the time to explain in a more in-depth way...why this is done, and what makes it potentially better? I like to know why I do something.