Your favorite moisturizer moisturizing emulsifier?
A lot of companies tout the functional properties of their emulsifiers, typically claims regarding reducing TEWL, particularly with liquid crystal emulsifiers;
“Actives and lipids can penetrate the skin more easily due to the liquid crystal emulsion’s ability to mimic the lipid bilayers in our stratum corneum, leading to a reduction in transepidermal water loss and increase in moisturization.”
All things being equal - what’s your favorite, or what do you think is the best emulsifier for use in “general use, works for everyone” moisturizers? The main concern being moisturizing performance, not price or long term stability.
Personally I can’t say I’m experienced enough to have one, but the Montanov range seems good, been using the 68 in a sunscreen formula.