Olivem® Olivem® 300 is a water-soluble functional lipid with sebum recovering activities. It is an ester with strong emolliency and lubricant properties that offers a distinctive skin smoothness and long-term moisturizing effects.
Olivem 300 is a water soluble functional lipid based on Olive Oil technology. It provides emolliency and mildness to formulations, and, given its natural affinity for human skin, helps protect the skin from delipidation and irritation which may be caused by other surfactants.
Advantages in formulations
- Supports or boosts foaming activity of surfactants
- Often boosts the viscosity of surfactant systems
- Provides emolliency to shampoos and cleansers
- Provided wetting and moisturizing properties
- High HLB value makes it a good emulsifer or co-emulsifier
- High degree of biodegradability (over 90%)
- No animal testing
- Shampoos and body cleansers
- Bath oils (provides rinsability)
- Foam baths
INCI: Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters
15 in stock
Usage rate: 1–84%
Texture: Lightweight oil-like liquid
Scent : Nothing strong; a bit oil-like
pH : 5–7 (5% solution)
Solubility :Water & oil
Why do we use it in formulations?
In watery concoctions like room sprays, body sprays, and hand washes Olivem 300 will self-disperse so you can easily include a bit of oil, making surfactant products gentler and mists more moisturizing. It can also help solubilize essential oils and fragrance oils.
In oil-based products like cleansing oils and cleansing balms, Olivem 300 adds cleansing power and boosts rinse-off. I’ll often include it in body oils or after-bath oils because it means the body oil will self-emulsify with any water on the skin during application, but unlike a polysorbate, it isn’t sticky and still has a lovely skin feel.
Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
3g Olivem 300
12g fractionated coconut oil (or other inexpensive, light oil like sweet almond or grapeseed)
1 drop Vitamin E MT-50
Weigh everything into a small beaker and stir to combine. Transfer to a 15mL/half ounce glass bottle with a dropper top.
To use, wet a cotton pad with a small amount of water, and scatter ~5 drops of the makeup remover over top. Hold the damp pad to your eye for about 20 seconds to help soak off the makeup before gently wiping it away. For heavy or particularly resilient makeup, you may need to repeat this process with a second pad.
Shelf Life & Storage
Because this makeup remover does not contain any water, it does not require a broad-spectrum preservative (broad spectrum preservatives ward off microbial growth, and microbes require water to live—no water, no microbes!). Be sure to keep it dry to ensure it lasts as long as possible—don’t let any water get into the bottle and it should easily last a year.