Cetosteryl alcohol co-emulsifier

We currently use cetosteryl alcohol with cetomacrogol 1000 .
This combination works fine for normal cream.
What about  cetosteryl alcohol with sorbitan stearate combination.
aproximate proportion?
Any suggestions?


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  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Yes, if you want any advice you should list your whole formula or the ingredient list at the very least.
  • My formula.
    Cetosteryl Alcohol  8%
    Cetomacrogol 1000 2%
    Sod. Met. Paraben & sod. Prop. Paraben,
    Propylen glycol---3%
    Petrolium Jelly--15%
    Liq. Parafin--3%.
    API--as label claim
    (Skin cream containing Active Pharma Ingredient)

    Well It's cream base is fine for our pharma/some cosmetic products.
    Is good to  replace Cm1000 for Sorbitan Stearate?
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    No, this probably won't work.  Cetomacrogol 1000 (Ceteareth-20) has an HLB of 15.7.  Sorbitan Stearate has an HLB of 4.7

    If you are going to replace a high HLB material, you'll need to use another high HLB material.
  • amitvedakaramitvedakar Member
    edited August 2018
    Thank you.
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