Distinctive® Gel OD


An activated and pre-dispersed organoclay that provides rheological control and stability to formulations


Convenient gel form and easy to handle

INCI name: 

Octyldodecanol, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Propylene Carbonate


  • Vantage Speciality Chemicals

Distinctive® Gel OD from Vantage is a dispersion of Quaterium-90 Bentonite in Octyldodecanol that has been pre-activated for ease of use and incorporation into formulations.

Distinctive® Gel OD also improves processing efficiency and can be used in a wide range of formulation types.
It provides reproducible and stable formulation viscosities. 

In  emulsions, Distinctive® Gel OD provides shear thinning rheology, enhances skin feel, reduces tackiness from other ingredients, and acts as an emulsion  stabilizer.

In color cosmetics, it provides suspension for pearls and other special effect pigments and prevents feathering in lip products.

Due to the ease of use, Distinctive®  Gel  OD provides formulating flexibility. The pre-dispersed feature provides a high level of reproducibility during formulation manufacturing.


  • Convenient gel form
  • Rheology & suspension control
  • Prevents syneresis and phase separation
  • Improves processing efficiency
  • Imparts a silky feel to skin and lips