What Is Emulsion? How To Choose It? - La Verne

What Is Emulsion? How To Choose It?

What is an emulsion?

An emulsion is a combination of liquid components that are often incompatible at their most basic level. When these ingredients are mixed, they do not produce a single, homogenous solution. Instead, they divide into layers.  A typical example of an emulsion is a mixture of oil with water.

The elements in an emulsion form discrete layers that blend to form a single homogenous solution. This occurs because the combination contains an emulsifier. Emulsifiers are adjuvants used to combine incompatible fluids into emulsions. The surface tension between the hydrophilic and lipophilic ingredients is reduced by the emulsifiers' unique molecular structure, allowing for the production of finely dispersed mixtures.

An emulsion is a milky moisturizer with a gel-like consistency made up of non-dissolvable products and ingredients. They are a lighter version of water-based moisturizing creams, giving them a more lightweight option than regular creams and face oils that can leave you feeling oily and weighed down.

Emulsions are made out of oil suspended in water, which is more stable and less likely to separate than water suspended in oil emulsions. As a result, an emulsion is an excellent choice for treating any skin type because it is extremely moisturizing and does not clog pores or leave skin feeling oily.

Why do you need emulsion? 

An emulsion is essential for maintaining healthy water and oil balance on the skin. The milky, gel-like texture creates moisture and nourishes your skin with essential oils.

Emulsions are ideal for oily, acne-prone skin that doesn't require a heavy moisturizer due to their non-comedogenic, water-based formulation. Emulsions are also a good choice in hot and humid settings since they refresh thirsty skin without leaving a greasy residue like traditional creams and face oils. Emulsions, on the other hand, can help people with dry skin. Emulsions can provide additional hydration without product accumulation when used with a moisturizing cream.

Emulsions are made from specialized ingredients such as hyaluronic acid for hydration and ceramides for better skin barrier protection.

It addresses moist skin of all types; i.e.,  an emulsion can be used on any skin type. Emulsions are helpful to persons with oily skin because they are thinner, water-based, and more easily absorbed. They provide the skin's hydration without the weight and sheen of a cream. They are particularly beneficial for acne-prone, oily, dry, and mature skin. 

Emulsions aren't exclusively for people with oily skin. However, using an emulsion in addition to a moisturizer or night cream provides an extra burst of hydration for dry, mature, and a combination of all skin types.

If you are looking for a skincare product that can replace your heavy moisturizer as well as treat specific skin issues, then the emulsion is the best option. A quick-absorbing skin hydrating product, an emulsion can treat acne and, dryness and provide anti-aging benefits. Here are some points to consider before choosing an emulsion.

Optimum Oil Phase Concentrations

Most emulsions work best in a certain range of oil phases, where the amount of oil used in the products affects the emulsion's performance.

Some emulsifiers will work best in a low oil range (3-10%), whereas some work best in a medium oil phase range (15-25%), and our emulsions can emulsify both low and high oil concentrations, which is why you should check out our  Lumiere Collagen Niacinamide White Tea Tree Emulsion. 

What is Emulsion
Nutrient-rich emulsion acts as a protective barrier as well as a moisture stabilizer.

Palm Oil Constituents

If you're concerned about your products being palm oil-free or using fair and sustainable palm oil, then have an exact look at the datasheet and ask about the origin of the ingredients.

Emulsions don't necessarily need to be palm-derived. Many plant-derived ingredients, such as Cetearyl alcohol (and their derivatives), are derived from palm oil as an affordable starting material. 

The viscosity of the Emulsion

Sometimes you want to make a thick, rich night cream, sometimes a low viscosity sprayable light emulsion. Although the viscosity of an emulsion could be adjusted by applying gums and other viscosity modifiers, you should also check the specification of the emulsifier to whether it is suitable for your desired viscosity range. This would be very important in case of low viscosity emulsions. Not all emulsifiers will work in those systems.

Electrical Charge

Most modern emulsions like Lumiere Collagen Niacinamide White Tea Tree Emulsion are neutral. However, you may find some emulsions with anionic characters, such as Glyceryl Oleate Citrate, which has an anionic character.


Skin emulsions can be a great addition to your regular skincare regimen. You can either use an emulsion along with your moisturizer and serums or you can simplify your skincare routine by replacing your moisturizer with an emulsion. It offers multiple benefits and suits all skin types.

Choose an emulsion like the Lumiere Collagen Niacinamide Firming White Tea Tree Emulsion, which deepens moisturizing with natural ingredients and hydrates skin all day/night long.

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