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FSS Phytomulse Amaranth
FSS Phytomulse Amaranth

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Product Code: FSS30100

FSS Phytomulse Amaranth:
2 oz
8 oz
1 kg (2.2 lbs)
5 kgs (11 lbs)


Phytomulse Amaranth

O/W Emulsions

Benefits of using Phytomulse™ Products:

• High Performance Emulsifiers

• Improves Stability

• High Compatibility

• Aesthetic Modifier

• Impressive Sensorial Profile

Phytomulse™, a line of high-performance emulsifiers developed that will allow you to design your own distinct emulsifying system from a selection of feedstock: Almond, Amaranth, Chlorella, and Coconut. The Phytomulse™ Product Line allows customization and consistency within a product line, while capitalizing on natural and sustainable trends in the personal care and cosmetic market. These complete emulsifying systems also offer cost savings to the formulating chemist.

Typically, an emulsifying system would require the use of additional stabilizing orgelling agents, however, neither are required when using a product from the Phytomulse™ Product Line. This will, of course, allow chemists to develop economic formulations while also reducing production time, freeing warehouse space, and easing raw material management- Efficiency at its best!

The emulsifier itself is a blend of cetearyl alcohol and glyceryl stearate which works in conjunction with the properties specific to the feedstock selected. Both the cetearyl alcohol and glyceryl stearate are sourced from sustainably harvested and manufactured coconut palm oil. In addition to their emulsifying properties, these components also provide functional benefits when added to a formula. Cetearyl alcohol increases opacity, viscosity, and emolliency. Glyceryl stearate enhances hydration by improving the skin’s barrier function, with the added bonus of improving product stability by increasing freeze resistance and reducing water evaporation.

Phytomulse Amaranth

Amaranthus is prized in the skin care industry for its unusually high squalene content. Squalene provides moisturizing, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties which are known to contribute to healthy, youthful looking skin. These properties are likely attributable to the plant’s ability to withstand drought and thrive on the poor soil and arid land of Central and South America. Amaranthus was a staple crop of the ancient Aztec and Inca civilizations. Often referred to as summer poinsettia, it consists of nearly 60 plant species that are categorized as either grain or green leaf vegetable types.

Amaranthus consists of approximately 5% to 9% oil which is generally higher than other cereals. The lipid fraction of amaranthus is roughly 60% unsaturated fats, with linoleic acid as the predominant fatty acid- a composition similar to that of other cereals. However, squalene represents 5% to 8% of Amaranthus’ total lipid fraction which sets the plant apart from the rest. Dr. Tsujimoto of Japan was the first to research the health benefits of Squalene (C30H50), an unsaturated hydrocarbon. He noticed that sharks do not develop cancer or tumors, and eventually attributed this to the squalene produced in sharks’ livers. Squalene has been extensively researched and was found to play a key role in maintaining health because of its ability to carry oxygen. Squalane (C30H62) is produced from the catalytic hydrogenation of squalene.

Our bodies naturally produce squalane and squalene, and they are major components of human sebum. As part of our sebum, they help retain moisture within the skin and provide a protective antibacterial/antifungicidal coating. Incorporate Amaranthus into formulations for anti-aging benefits and natural emolliency that creates supple skin without an unpleasant, greasy feel.


The Phytomulse™ Product Line is a blend of non-ionic surfactants intended to simplify and differentiate emulsionformulation. Phytomulse™ is especially useful in stabilizing emulsion formulations that have a high oil phase. Formulas that contain 30% oil or more are very problematic to stabilize in an O/W emulsions. The Phytomulse™ Product Line is able to efficiently and effectively stabilize this phase due to the combination of key surfactants and the formation of unique liquid crystals. Any Phytomulse™ product should be added to the oily phase of an emulsion and heated to <80C. These emulsifying systems are compatible with most gums and polymers, which may be used to adjust the texture of the formula itself.


The Phytomulse™ Product Line is a complete emulsifying system that provides an opportunity for customization and consistency within your line of products. The Phytomulse™ emulsifying system is compatible with a wide range of emollients including: natural oils, silicones, esters, and hydrocarbons. Furthermore, in formulations the Phytomulse™ line creates an aesthetically pleasant, full-bodied texture, satiny-smooth rub in, and sinuous end feel.


Emulsions can be formulated over a wide range of viscosities which have rheologies from flowing fluids to thick, viscous creams. The Phytomuse™ Product Line can be used with polymeric, thickening agents, natural gums and other viscosity modifiers and stabilizers. When an emulsion incorporates the Phytomulse™ Product Line it produces an immediate improvement in the sensorial aesthetics of a product and increases spreadability from initial contact through complete absorption. The response is an elegant, soft sensation that persists for hours after applying the product. These emulsions are also very fine in texture, amplifying their ability to provide a luxurious, shiny appearance on the skin.

INCI Nomenclature:

Cetearyl Alcohol & Glyceryl Stearate & Amarantheth-20

Suggested Use Levels:



Flaked Wax


Oil Dispersible


Aesthetic Modifier, Stabilizes Formula,

Compatibility with a Variety of

Emollients and Actives, Forms Liquid

Crystals, Emulsifier

Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.

This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate

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