INCI: 60% Glyceryl Sterate, 25% Cetearyl Alcohol, 15% Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate
I came across this emulsifier and I liked the description that it gives a talc-like, silky feel. Product info says it can be used at 2% to 10%, although the few example formulations I've been able to come across all use it at 8%. I find using it at 8% creates a too thick cream, even as I lower the cetyl alcohol and stearic acid amounts in an attempt to reduce the thickness.
Currently I use Lanette N, INCI: 90% Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol and 10% Sodium Cetyl Stearyl Sulfate at 5% for a cream that has a 17% oil phase, which creates a nice cream that's between a lotion and a too thick cream.
I'm wondering if anyone has experience with the Ritamulse, and if using lower than 8% will create an unstable emulsion?