o/w and w/o emulsion


can i use a w/o emulsifier in a o/w emulsion?? or the opposite??


  • Look at something like glyceryl oleate...widely used in both types (as a co-emulsifier). :) 
  • The combination of w/o emulsifier and o/w emulsifier helps to stabilize emulsion; sometimes you have to use it to reach some specific hlb (if you actually use hlb).

    I usually use dehymuls pgph and sorbitan stearate (both w/o emulsifiers) as co-emulsifiers in o/w emulsions. 
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