In the thick of it with carbomers

edited March 13 in General
For anyone who's interested:
George Deckner of UL Prospector on carbomers. Including formulating tips!


  • edited March 14
    Great presentation, thanks! I haven't used carbomers in any formulations yet but I'll keep this presentation in mind for when I do.
  • Everything George Deckner puts out is outstanding. Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting provides Custom Formulations for both large Commercial accounts as well as smaller entrepreneurs. We can provide Naturally compliant Formulations under the NSF, NPA, Whole Foods and USDA Organic Certifications.
  • @Microformulation
    Agreed! Interesting and oftentimes very helpful.
  • What is the advantage to add the carbomer in the oil phase? emulsion stabilization? better dispersion of the powder? How fast is the migration of the carbomer from the oil phase to the water phase?

  • edited March 19
    The advantage is that the carbomer doesn't hydrate yet, so it easier to disperse. I don't understand what you mean with carbomer migration?
    The carbomer starts hydrating as soon as the phases are combined.
  • I mean: if carbomer is dispersed in the oil phase, there is a kinetic of migration/hydration of the carbomer from the oil droplets to the water. 
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