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I’ve never worked with egg extracts or eggs in cosmetics. I know that egg yolks have emulsifying action, but I don’t know about how they would behave in cosmetics. (I’ve only used egg yolks with linseed oil, pigments, etc. to make egg tempera paints to put on canvas, not human skin!)
I don’t have any kind of egg extract. I have dehydrated/powdered whole eggs and egg yolks and egg whites. All three are pasteurized food grade products (used for people and pets). And I have whole eggs in refrigerator. (That last prospect makes me afraid!)
I’d like to know if there’s a way to use the egg powders?
How would I include eggs? If I put egg powder in a heated phase, then they will cook/denature I suppose. Also, to prevent denaturation, I won’t be able to expose the eggs to ethanol, right?
I could make some egg oil from blackening boiled egg yolks, but that is a long, smelly, smoky process. (With egg oil, the protein is obliterated, and I think the idea of egg products is to keep the proteins intact? I don’t know.)
>>> Would a combination of parabens work as preservative for emulsions containing eggs? I must say it seems like a preservative nightmare to me, but I want to learn if possible. (Of course I would test and retest over many weeks before distributing any egg products!)
People complain of the heavy perfume in All-in-One Egg Mellow Cream. I wonder if that is to mask the smell from egg products? I cannot have heavy perfume smell in egg products I (might) make.
I’d like to find a way to formulate with eggs/egg products at a significant percentage (whatever that is) and not as a decorative ingredient on the label.
By the way, All-in-One Egg Mellow Cream advertises using egg yolk and egg white extracts. I see the egg white is the albumen listed. But even looking at this link below about cosmetics egg stuff, I don’t know what they mean by egg yolk extract. They have lecithin listed separately. Do you know what they mean by the “egg yolk extract”?
All-in-One Egg Mellow Cream LOI >>>
Water, Isohexadecane, Glycerin, Egg Yolk Extract/Extrait De Jaune D'oeuf, Triethylhexanoin, Sorbitan Stearate, Stearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Niacinamide, Sorbitan Oleate, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Dimethicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Soluble Collagen, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Sucrose Cocoate, Frag Rance/Parfum, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Pueraria Thunbergiana Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Polyquaternium-51, Albumen Extract, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Squalane, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Alcohol, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Raffinose, Adenosine, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Disodium Edta, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Polysorbate 60, Tromethamine, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Inulin Lauryl Carb Amate, Folic Acid, Ceramide Np, Cholesterol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Pullulan, Panthenol, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).