Sepimax Zen® Thickener




Sepimax Zen® is a versatile pre-neutralised polymer that can create transparent aqueous gels on its own, or can work as a thickener and stabiliser in emulsions and surfactant based systems. It can be used in many personal care formulations (eg shampoo and body wash) to create thicker product with a rich and elegant touch, leaving a velvety feel on the skin. Basically, this is a polymer for making clear gels and adding a lighter skin feel in some moisturiser formulations.

Sepimax Zen® was designed to handle up to 10% salt and produces finer and softer foams in a personal care products. It works synergistically with fatty alcohols (eg. cetyl, cetearyl, or behenyl alcohols) to increase the viscosity in emulsions quite dramatically (use it up to 1% in the oil phase).

  • Efficient use at low levels
  • High resistance to electrolytes
  • Wide pH range, even at acidic pH
  • Suspending properties
  • Exhibits synergies with other polymers or emulsifiers, as well as fatty alcohols 
  • Synergistic with salt (NaCL)
  • Elegant sensory profile
  • Ready to use - no neutralisation required
  • Can be used in hot and cold process formulations
  • No clumping
  • Excellent particle suspension power

Appearance: White powder
pH: 4 - 5.5 (When formulated in a 1.5% aqueous gel)
pH Stability Range: Stable between pH 2 - 8
HLB: Not applicable (Anionic)
Compatible with: Fractionated Coconut Oil, other natural oils and butters, silicones, mineral oil and other emollients, ethanol and other solvents, surfactants, AHA’s, Salicylic Acid, sunscreens and pigments
Incompatible with: Cationic ingredients (eg Conditioning Emulsifier, Polyquat 7).
Origin: Synthetic polymer
Country of Origin: France
Recommended Usage rates:
Emulsifier-stabiliser and thickener - 0.5 - 5%
Suspending properties – evident from 0.15%

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Palm Oil Free: Yes
INCI: Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6
Ingredients: Synthetic powdered polymer