Oil-based skincare products are on the rise. They are consistently praised for being nourishing, gentle on skin, non-drying, and easily absorbed. From removing waterproof make-up to moisturising dry skin, oil-based skincare products have a whole host of benefits. However they are often difficult to apply and messy to use, because of their runny texture.

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So how do skincare brands delight consumers with new products that are easy to use and highly effective, whilst also retaining the qualities and reputational value of oil-based products?

The ideal is an ‘oil gel’, offering all the benefits of oil in skincare with none of the mess. Solvay have gone one step further with Miracare® OBE, an innovative emulsifier that goes far and beyond the capabilities of current oil-based products on the market.

Not only does Miracare® OGE allow formulators to create oil-based emulsions with a transparent gel-like appearance, but it improves performance too, opening up the doors to quicker and easier skincare routines.

What is Miracare® OGE?

Miracare® OGE is an easy-to-use and highly efficient emulsifier for creating oil-in-polyol emulsions with a translucent or transparent gel-like appearance. It comes in an easy-to-handle liquid form and is preservative-free.

It is typically used at 3-5% to emulsify approximately 60-80% oils, making it hugely efficient, and it is compatible with a wide variety of oils and oil combinations.

Its INCI name is: Cetyl Betaine (and) Propylene Glycol (and) Hydroxypropyl Guar

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Effective cleansing

Difficult to clean anhydrous and water-proof make-up products can be easily removed with an oil gel cleanser made with Miracare® OGE. Another key benefit is that Miracare® OGE oil gel formulations easily emulsify upon contact with water, bringing a visual transformation that signals effective cleansing.

Easy to use

The runny texture of oil-based skincare products can be messy and inconvenient. With Miracare® OGE, it is very easy for formulators to create oil-based cleansers or make-up removers with gel-like textures that are convenient to use, making people’s daily skincare rituals easier and more enjoyable.

Mild and caring

Oil gel facial cleansers made with Miracare® OGE leave behind skin that is moisturized and smooth to the touch. The formula respects the skin barrier better than the premium commercial benchmark, resulting in significantly less trans-epidermal water loss.

To summarise, oil gel formulations made with Miracare® OGE provide:

  • Convenience (easy to dispense; non-drip & no mess application)
  • Excellent cleansing properties
  • Easy rinsability
  • Mildness and skin caring benefits


There are a wide range of applications for this innovative emulsifier that respond to the market demand for oil-based products that are more convenient to use, including:

  • Rinse-off or wipe-off facial skin cleansers and make-up removers
  • Skin care products
  • Sun care products
  • In-shower oil gels
  • Body oils
  • Massage oils
  • Baby oils
  • Hair oils

If you are interested in Miracare® OGE and would like to access the full product information, please contact us.

Our team can also work with you to develop formulations that will introduce the benefits of oil gel products to your customers, get in touch to start the conversation.

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