Emulium® Kappa MB

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Gattefossé has developed Emulium® Kappa MB to answer formulators’ need for a multifunctional PEG-free emulsifier of natural origin that yields stable emulsions, offers the added value of greater activity, and creates a unique sensorial identity.

Oil-in-water emulsions based on Emulium® Kappa MB are very glossy and have a rich and luxurious feel. They are easy to apply, have a long play time, create a sensation of comfort, are softly textured (comparable to silicone elastomers), and exert a remarkable, lasting cushion effect for baby-soft, replumed skin.


  • PEG-free emulsifier derived from natural waxes
  • Active textures / moisturization
  • Cushion feel
  • Use level 2.5-6%

  • 100% natural origin (ISO 16128)
    COSMOS approved
    Readily biodegradable
    Certified RSPO Mass Balance

  • Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters (and) Glyceryl Stearate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate

    China NMPA notified


Composition Emulium Kappa MB

PEG-free emulsifier derived from natural waxes :

Gattefossé's chemists used their strong knowledge in lipid chemistry to select 3 waxes to develop Emulium® Kappa MB:

  • Candelilla wax is a good thickener and is renowned for its ability to retain water.
  • Rice bran was chosen for its sensorial qualities, softness and powdery touch, and for its specific, reproducible composition.
  • Jojoba wax, liquid at room temperature, offers softness and spreadability.


Formulation Emulium Kappa MB

Formulation properties :

  • Allows the creation of voluptuous O/W creams
  • Possesses sensorial qualities similar to those of silicone elastomers
  • Truly active textures and natural moisturizing efficacy of hydrophilized wax complex and SSL (formation of a protective lipid film preventing transepidermal water loss ; instrumental test)


Sensory Emulium Kappa MB

Emulium® Kappa MB enables the creation of very glossy, rich and luxurious textures with:

  • Long play time
  • Extreme softness
  • Cushiony feel