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  • itay

    Dear Perry,

    I am trying to make a face cleaning masks and I know you can help me

    I can't get the formulation stabilized, every time I try - I get separation of water


    A.WATER 37.1%

    A.XANTHAN GUM 0.2%

    A.GLYCERIN 7%

    A.PROPYLENE GLYCOL 3%

     

    B.SODIUM LAURYL SULPHATE 3%

    B.DECYL GLUCOSIDE 4%

    B.PEG 7 GLYCEYL COCOATE 2%

     

    C.PHENONIP 0.6%

    D.TITANIUM DIOXIDE 2%

    E.KAOLIN 35%

    F.PRUNUS ARMENIACA SEED POWDER

    G.PARFUM 0.1%

     

    MIX A

    ADD B TO A AND MIX

    ADD BY ORDER AND MIX


    please comment to assist,


    Best regards,


    Itay


    June 3
  • patced
    Good Evening Perry,

    I had another question, I realized that the white specks in my pressed eyeshadow is from the ingredients not being grinding properly. Do you have any suggestion as to what I can use to grind the powder without the white speck showing? 

    Thank you!
    June 1
    • Perry
      Perry
      I'd suggest you post this question as a general discussion. There are a few color chemists on the forum who may be able to give better suggestions than me. Also, describe how you are grinding currently.
    • patced
      patced
      Will do, thank you!
    • patced
      patced
      Perry,
      Is it possible to make your own eyeshadows in the comfort of your own home? I have read a lot of article and blogs that state it is a 50/50. Granted we have the right equipment to make pressed eyeshadow. Your thoughts?
  • patced
    I had a couple questions regarding pressed eyeshadows, My current base for my eyeshadows are as followed...
    Mica, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Silicon Dioxide, Allantoin, Carnauba Wax.

    The binder that I use contains....
    Isopropyl Myristate, Dimethicone, Bis-Vinyl Dimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer. 

    When I press the eyeshadows into the pans, they press nicely but when I to pick up some of the press powder from the pan with a makeup brush. I noticed that there is a lot of fall out. I am not quite sure why, Do you have any suggestions as to what I need to do to fix this?

    Also as I grind the powders together, I have noticed that when I press the eyeshadow into the pan there are little white specks. How can I fix this?

    Thank you!

    May 31
    • Perry
      Perry
      You need specialized equipment to make pressed powders. Like a press that can produce over 3000 lbs/in^2 amount of force. It is not possible to hand press a powder product like that and have it stay together.
    • patced
      patced
      Got it! Thank you Perry!