'PhytoSpherix' ('phytoglycogen") molecule structure

Formula Stability

PhytoSpherix®  confers increased phase stability and storage stability.
  • Is readily soluble in water​
  • Is non-ionic and offers excellent compatibility with other ingredients
  • Is stable from pH 3-10, and up to 180°C 
  • Only requires a small dose to achieve great results
  • Free from allergens
Cosmetic Formulator formulating with 'PhytoSpherix' ('phytoglycogen")

Formulating with PhytoSpherix®

Typical usage level ranges from 0.05 – 0.3% depending on the application and desired effect.

Moisturizing Creams:

0.1 - 0.2% when used alone, or 0.05 - 0.1% when used in combination with other actives (i.e. hyaluronic acid)

Anti-aging Formulas:

0.1 - 0.3%

EVEn SKIN tone Formulas:

0.1 - 0.3%

Formulation

pH Stability:

3.0 – 10.0

Thermostability:

Incorporation at high or low temperature

Soluble in :

Water, glycerin, glycols

Formulation Examples

PhytoSpherix®
Facial Moisturizer

Procedure:

  • Disperse PhytoSpherix® in water with moderate agitation. Combine glycerin and xanthan gum in a clean beaker and disperse mixture in phase A. Heat to 75° C.
  • Combine phase B ingredients in a separate, clean beaker, and heat to 75° C.
  • Add phase B to phase A and mix at 1200 rpm until homogeneous.
  • Add phase C ingredients when the temperature has decreased to 40° C. Continue to mix at 400 rpm until thoroughly mixed.
  • Adjust pH with phase D

 

Phase
INCI Name
%w/w
A
Aqua
qsp 100
Glycerin
5.0
Xanthan Gum
0.5
PhytoSpherix® (glycogen)
0.1
B
Almond Oil
5.0
Avocado Oil
5.0
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
4.0
Cetyl Alcohol
2.0
Dimethicone
2.0
Stearyl Alcohol
1.0
Sorbitan Stearate
1.4
C
Preservative
qs
Tocopherol Acetate
0.2
D
10% Sodium Hydroxide Solution
qs
10% Citric Acid Solution
qs
Face cream applied to show our enhanced skincare formulations with phytoglycogen
Phase
INCI Name
% w/w
A
Aqua
qsp 100
Glycerin
5.0
Xanthan Gum
0.3
PhytoSpherix® (glycogen)
0.1
B
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
3.0
Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate
5.0
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
4.0
Avocado Butter
2.0
Octyldodecanol
1.0
Behenyl Alcohol
2.0
Lecithin
1.0
Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride
4.0
Cetyl Alcohol
2.0
Dimethicone
2.0
C
Preservative
qs
Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane
2.0
D
10% Sodium hydroxide Solution
qs
Eye cream applied to show our enhanced skincare formulations with phytoglycogen

PhytoSpherix®
Eye Cream

Procedure:
  • Disperse PhytoSpherix® in water with moderate agitation. Combine glycerin and xanthan gum in a clean beaker and disperse mixture in phase A. Heat to 75° C.
  • Combine phase B ingredients in a separate, clean beaker, and heat to 75° C.
  • Add phase B to phase A and mix at 1200 rpm until homogeneous.
  • Add phase C ingredients when the temperature has decreased to 40° C. Continue to mix at 400 rpm until thoroughly mixed.
  • Adjust pH with phase D

PhytoSpherix®
Facial Serum

Procedure:

  • Disperse PhytoSpherix® in glycerin with moderate agitation. In a clean beaker, combine the PhytoSpherix® and glycerin mixture with water. Mix by hand or with a mixer on a low setting until fully dispersed. Add the rest of the ingredients in phase A one by one until the mixture achieves a uniform appearance.
  • Add phase B ingredients to adjust pH and continue to mix thoroughly.
  • Note: as the pH is adjusted the mixture will start to increase in viscosity

 

Phase
INCI Name
%w/w
A
Aqua
qsp 100
Glycerin
4.0
PhytoSpherix® (glycogen)
0.4
Dimethicone
6.0
Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
0.3
Preservative
qs
B
10% Sodium Hydroxide Solution
qs
10% Citric Acid Solution
qs
Face cream applied to show our enhanced skincare formulations with phytoglycogen
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