Arrowroot powder and cream/lotion formulation

Dear friends.
From internet arrowroot powder can help formulation as below:
1) reducing grease
2) thickener
3) absorbed in first layer helping moisture 

Anyone have experience on arrowroot and please input to this post
thank you so much in advance.

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  • Hey there. I haven't tried arrowroot, but if you are looking for an ingredient to formulate for oily skin, nothing works better than silica powder (and it's cheap). 
  • I have never experienced it be very great at thickening or "absorbed in the first layer helping moisture." Primarily I have seen this used to decrease the oiliness (minimal mattifying effect) and to give a less greasy feel. It is very common in "natural" deodorants. It is actually in shorter supply and the price has crept up. With the exception of the fact that it is a plant-based product (if that suits your marketing), there are legions of better products for this effect. Many are cellulose products or derivatives.
    markfuller@microformulation.com Microformulation.com 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, thanks a lot for your inputs 
    what are the names of cellulose products? 
    After reducing grease do the effects of the cream going down?

  • Cream going down? Please don't eat Cosmetics. But seriously...

    I don't do peoples research for them since I truly feel it robs them of the Professional Development that they would otherwise obtain. I like to teach and mentor and I believe simply answering a question. I apologize if you are offended, but hey, it has worked for 30 years with staff, so it is time-proven.

    Search any of the credible raw material resources such as Cosmetic and Toiletries CBR Directory, the PCPC Material search site or Prospector (you have to be in the Industry and approved to join).

    Be careful. Cellulose is like Dimethicone in a way. One INCI describes several different products with different functions and forms.


    markfuller@microformulation.com Microformulation.com 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.
  • I have used colloidal oat powder for a similar purpose (reducing greasy feeling and thickening).
  • I've tried arrowroot powder in an anhydrous body butter formula, but you either need a lot or its effect is minimal. I wasn't exactly thrilled by the effect.
  • @Doreen, @ozgirl thank you so much. 
    In my formulation, I used cetyl alcohol for thickening oils soluble and xanthan gum for thickening water soluble. After finishing, I tried on my skin, there are grease. But after two days, I tried it. It looks thicker but less grease.
    i do not understand how the cream thicker and less grease. Does cetyl alcohol make the cream thicker after 2 days?
    in the oil phase I used rosehip oils, sea buckthorn seed oils, jojoba oil, castor oil, and babassu oil.
     Thanks 
  • edited December 5
    Greasiness can occur from a variety of factors such as the specific oils you use and the combination of emulsifiers. How large is your oil phase? My first suggestion would be to decrease it and see if that helps. If it doesn't then perhaps the problem is the emulsifying ingredients. However if the problem is indeed the oil phase then I would suggest replacing some of it with esters. There are natural esters available if that's what you need.

    In my experience neither cetyl alcohol or xanthan gum contribute to a greasy feeling unless you're using a lot. And cetyl alcohol may take between 1 and 2 days to achieve final viscosity.
  • @Christopher, thanks a lot for inputs. 
  • @ozgirl, thanks again. I just ordered colloidal oat powder. 
    Thanks, thanks....
  • After reducing 0.5% from babassu and castor oil. But adding 1% of Shea butter. The grease is reduced and the cream is so nice.
    but, I don’t understand why?
    anyone can explain? Thanks in advance.
  • I noticed that many times. Reduced jojoba oil but up shea butter and the product became less greasy. I can’t figure out the reason, but often use this trick.
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