Penreco has developed a unique system for thickening and gelling hydrocarbon materials.

With an infinite number of customized rheological properties available, these Versagel® products are clear, colorless, hydrophobic, thermally reversible and without syneresis.

Penreco offers the following Versagel® products in a variety of visocities:

  • Versagel® M – for use in personal care products.
  • Versagel® P – for use in many cosmetic, pharmaceutical and personal care applications.
  • Versagel® R – for use in personal care products.
  • Versagel® S – for use in cosmetic formulations.

Penreco’s Versagel® products are available in multiple viscosity ranges and are compatible with many common cosmetic ingredients. Versagel® products are visually appealing, odorless and do not discolor with age. They are easier and safer to formulate with than gels that use metal stearates or fumed silica and they provide fragrance retention in skin care products and furnish waterproofing properties to sunscreen products.

Industry Applications


  • Lipstick
  • Nail Polish
  • Eye Liner

Contact your local Calumet Sales Representative or our Sales Product Support team to learn how we can partner together to turn your ideas into reality.

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