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  • Multi-lammelar emulsion

    Posted by Nasha52 on October 29, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    Hello Everyone,

    Can anybody explain the concept of MLEs from the chemist’s point of view please? Is it just a type of emulsifier (like Olivem 1000), which makes the difference or you need special equipment to produce it? Or maybe MLE is just a marketing trick?

    I am a cosmetic doctor, but very new to the formulation side of the skincare industry, so I am in search of a mentor, who would be patient enough to answer my questions on a consultancy basis 🙂

    Thank you!

    Nasha52 replied 7 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • chemicalmatt

    Member
    November 3, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    @Nasha52 lamellar liquid crystal formation is no marketing trick and depends more on formulation constituents than it does mixer configuration. The physical chemistry of MLE (LLC we call it) self-assembly is way too complex to get into here. The one process input that you should know about is the cooling gradient: slow cool with low shear. In the meantime: experiment in the lab and have fun doing it.

    • Nasha52

      Member
      November 3, 2023 at 4:53 pm

      Thank you for your reply. Do you offer consultancy and/ or formulation services?

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