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  • Thanks a lot @MarkBroussard, I am not trying to reduce the cost but the % of sodium benzoate for the purpose of lesser reaction on skin.  A small % of our customers are getting reaction to PE 9010. Phenethyl Alcohol  is very similar to phenoxyeth…
  • @Perry, Sadly customers are half educated these days, I would love to use parabens, but I dont want to take a risk of consumer perception. As small brands those will be our differentiating factors. @Doreen, dont know if Germaben I and II are better…
  • Also I have access to blend Ethylhexylglycerin and caprylyl glycol. wondering if it is standalone. and would it better if I take them separately. 
  • @MarkBroussard thanks for the inputs I dont have access to honeysuckle extracts and their prices too high.  Pentylene Glycol + Phenylpropanol I have access to but havent tried them. I make all oil free gels with Ph ranging from 3.8 to 6.5. I was c…
  • ngarayeva001 said: Vitamin C serum (LAA?), AHA peel, BHA peel are all supposed to be low pH products. PE 9010 doesn’t perform  well under low pH. We make SAP serum at pH 6.5 and now trying to replace phenoxyethanol as one of the customer…
  • Sponge said: But all preservatives kill microbes, and by nature they are irritating to the skin. Perhaps a bit of a false premise? I’m not debating that certain preservatives irritate certain individuals, but the way it’s written it reads “pre…
  • Dr Catherine Pratt said: @Thota I agree with @Microformulation use Sodium Phytate and yes I believe you can use Sodium Benzoate but you need to adjust the pH down. What ingredient is making it so high? @ Dr Catherine sodium ascorbyl pho…
  • What preservative are using? I am making SAP serum and using lactic acid to bring the ph to 6.5 And I used to use PE 9010 but now am searching hard to replace it.  Will Sodium Benzoate work at pH 6.5? What preservative will work for something at thi…
  • Thanks Jonah Ray, We make Vitamin C serum, BHA serum, AHA serum, a gel cream for oily skin and a face oil. I know And we recommend layering them at different timings. We use PE 9010 in all of them. And max allowed % of phenoxyethanol is 1% in a pr…
  • Hi Katelowen, Have u used Nipaguard SCE, did it cause any color changes?
  • Gunther said: How do you know for sure that glycerin is 15%? Did you have the product tested at a chemical or chromatography lab?  My guess is that glycerin is more like 5% I have not tested the product, but the website itself mentions …
  • ]pepe said: Phenoxyethanol in the PE9010 could be the reason.  Thanks, I will eliminate it and see. 
  • Belassi, It think its famous in Australia and has good reviews. They also have a 60% glycerin body wash for very dry skin. And their price is just $13 USD for 500ml bottle which is a mass market Product. https://www.qvskincare.com.au/product/qv-int…
  • Hi Belassi, Thanks for reply,I dont have a vacuum mixer yet. Planning to invest in 100L  vaccum mixer very soon, may be in 6months.  Product I am trying to dupe is, https://www.qvskincare.com.au/product/qv-gentle-body-wash Always wanted to make a …
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