Oil Gels


Kraton offers state-of-the-art polymer solutions for specialty oil gels. Our wide array of hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) allows for highly transparent, glossy and moisture resistant oil gel products – hallmarks of exceptional cosmetics.  Our polymers are compatible with a vast range of oils and waxes, creating endless possibilities for new uses and formulations. They may be used as a gelling agent, a sole modifier, to complement other ingredients, to boost the viscosity of the oil phase and as a film former.

Kraton polymers make it possible to stay ahead of evolving beauty industry trends. When blended with a wide variety of synthetic, polar, ester or natural oils, our polymers transform these oils into clear, thicker, shear thinning, thixotropic and film forming gels that meet a multitude of industry needs. These blends contribute to the stabilization of water in oil (W/O) emulsions with excellent oil retention, and possess a beautiful gloss.

Kraton delivers unparalleled science and solutions to meet the high demands and stringent needs of the cosmetics industry.

Appearance and Feel

  • Crystal clear, colorless, odorless oil gels
  • High gloss
  • Silky, smooth texture

Stability Improvement

  • Stabilization of water in oil (W/O) emulsions

Rheology Modification

  • Compatibility with wide range of oils and waxes
  • Viscosity boost of oil phase

Film Formation

  • Easy and uniform spreading
  • Moisturizing effect
  • Positive impact on water resistance: protective, non-greasy, resistant to rinse-off and moisture
  • Gradual fragrance release

For more information on the science behind creating beautiful cosmetics, please read our latest brochure.

Making Cosmetics More Beautiful
Kraton Polymers for Oil Modification



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