Universal Water Gel™ is an oil and salt tolerant blend using hydrophobic inclusive cyclodextrins and electrolyte-­tolerant polymers that greatly increases the water solubility and stability of incompatible drugs. Ideal for formulas containing higher levels of oils, botanical ingredients or poorly soluble actives. It provides improvements in solubility, increase in speed of dissolution, together with physical and chemical stability.

Universal Water Gel™ Benefits:

  • API compatibility – hydrophilic & lipophilic
  • Excellent electrolyte tolerance
  • Bioavailability enhancement
  • Improves active stabilization & compatibility
  • Highly stable across a broad pH range
  • Masks the odor of unpleasant actives
  • Cosmetically elegant

When do you need Universal Water Gel™?

  • When you want to solubilize drugs & stabilize drugs.
  • When you want rapid wetting, efficient thickening, enhanced clarity & excellent electrolyte tolerance.


pH 7.0
Specific Gravity 0.95 g/mL
Viscosity 750,000 cps
Physical Format Gel
Color Translucent
Transdermal Penetration +
API Compatibility Hydrophilic & Lipophilic ­- Total API load less than 10%
Typical Applications Dermatology, Pain Management, Diabetes & Wound Care

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