vegetable shortening???

Hello I was wondering if I could use vegetable shortening (crisco and similar ones) to be used in an anhydrous stick product to decrease hardness and increase slip. Im aware a lot of hydrogenated oils are used in cosmetics, so would edible grade work? is there any difference? would it be comedogenic?


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  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    Lots of questions here...I am flooded...but here goes:
    Affirmative, use vegetable shortening (hydrogenated vegetable oil) in your formula; edible grade works same as cosmetic grade; there is no difference; it is very comedogenic.
  • lol thanks for the reply
  • Lots of questions here...I am flooded...but here goes:
    Affirmative, use vegetable shortening (hydrogenated vegetable oil) in your formula; edible grade works same as cosmetic grade; there is no difference; it is very comedogenic.
    can I ask one last question?? assuming the rest of my formula has 0 comedogenicity potential, how much would u suggest to be my maximum usage level % . An approximate value to know where to start my tests???
  • natiyo123 said:
    Lots of questions here...I am flooded...but here goes:
    Affirmative, use vegetable shortening (hydrogenated vegetable oil) in your formula; edible grade works same as cosmetic grade; there is no difference; it is very comedogenic.
    can I ask one last question?? assuming the rest of my formula has 0 comedogenicity potential, how much would u suggest to be my maximum usage level % . An approximate value to know where to start my tests???
    Which oil would you use?
    1-5% would not be a problem.
  • Abdullah said:
    natiyo123 said:
    Lots of questions here...I am flooded...but here goes:
    Affirmative, use vegetable shortening (hydrogenated vegetable oil) in your formula; edible grade works same as cosmetic grade; there is no difference; it is very comedogenic.
    can I ask one last question?? assuming the rest of my formula has 0 comedogenicity potential, how much would u suggest to be my maximum usage level % . An approximate value to know where to start my tests???
    Which oil would you use?
    1-5% would not be a problem.
    crisco, Soybean Oil, Fully Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Palm Oil, Mono And Diglycerides, TBHQ And Citric Acid
  • ok thanks
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