Cetearyl Olivate and Sorbitan Olivate.

Hi all
I'm new to this, so please excuse the silly questions.
I'm making a nice thick hand cream. I have made it and it's perfect,  but I have used Cetearyl Olivate and Sorbitan Olivate- and the packet says its DESIGNED to be used between 1-4%, but I have used 10% in my formulation. Does this matter? If so, what can I swap out 6% with, but still achieve the texture and feel I have with using 10%.

Thanks
Stuart 

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  • GraillotionGraillotion Member
    edited December 2021
    OliveM 1000 tends to be a 'soapy' son of a gun..... and so is...including too much emulsifier.  Guessing rub in...is a little slow/difficult....or do you have lots of dimethicone?

    The best replacement for most ingredients...is water. :) 

    Without a posted formula...a little difficult to give input.

    Are you adding your OliveM 1000, to the water phase or oil phase?
  • Too much emulsifier and too little oil can make your skin drier
  • Hi all
    I'm new to this, so please excuse the silly questions.
    I'm making a nice thick hand cream. I have made it and it's perfect,  but I have used Cetearyl Olivate and Sorbitan Olivate- and the packet says its DESIGNED to be used between 1-4%, but I have used 10% in my formulation. Does this matter? If so, what can I swap out 6% with, but still achieve the texture and feel I have with using 10%.

    Thanks
    Stuart 
    Without knowing your formula, it's hard to say something specific. Generally you can use about 3% Olivem in combination with other fatty alcohols or esters. For example you can add 2-3% depending of your formula Cetearyl alcohol, or Glyceryl monostearate. Also you can combine the fatty alcohols with the Cetyl palmitate - which will make your formula more oclusive and it softens the skin almost like the cationic emulsifiers do. You can use Olivem at 5-10% if you make cream gels. Then the Olivem acts as an emolient, so you can lower the fat phase drastically. In this case you should put the Olivem in to the water phase.


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