Petroleum alternatives - Cosmetic Science Talk

Petroleum alternatives

Hey guys,
I've been working on a oil based pomade without using petroleum jelly and lanolin. It is really hard to find good alternatives for these ingredients. Do you guys have any good alternatives that are plant derived?

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  • The alternative(s) to petroleum jelly and lanolin will depend on what you are trying to achieve. I will be difficult to find a petroleum jelly alternative that has the same costings and lanolin can be omitted in most products with little or no loss in performance.

    What problem(s) are you experiencing with these materials?
  • Much also depends on what skill level you're making this at. It wouldn't be helpful for us to suggest any of the alternative products that have 100 kilo minimum orders if you only need a few grams for a home-based formula. 
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  • Petroleum jelly and lanolin apply a great pliable hold without really melting or fading away. Shea butter tends to melt almost like a liquid and it softens the product up which results in loss of hold.
  • I just want to make the pomade plant derived
  • I've also heard that cocoa butter can be a option but i dont know for sure so i'll try that one out in the future
  • Can you afford to source a product like Vegelatum Clear from Botaneco?
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • I don't think so, are there any other alternatives? I have also heard castor wax can be a good option.
  • Castor wax (hydrogenated castor oil) and numerous natural waxes (carnauba, candelilla, beeswax etc) will thicken/gel oily materials but the form and consistency of the resulting mix will most likely be very different to that obtained from using petroleum jelly.
  • Ah that's too bad to hear man :(, the thing with petro and lanolin is that it keeps grip in your hair for a long time, I was wondering what other ingredients have this attribute but it seems nothing has it
  • I was wondering what other ingredients have this attribute but it seems nothing has it
    I have been working with cement and xanthan gum quite a lot recently.
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  • There are at least half-a-dozen commercial raw materials being marketed as petrolatum and/or lanolin replacements. Have you even tried looking at any of them to see how they are doing it?
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • I'll look at it 
  • Thx for the help guys!
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