I am getting a bit helpless with this pearliser Ethylene Glycol Distearate.
I can't make it work. I have tried multiple formulas and I just can't get a nice pearl effect.
I used it at 0.5 ; 1 ; 1.5 ; 2%, is usually turns way too opaque and it "cancels" out the pearl effect.
My formula usually contains
Sodium Coco Sulphate
(I used to use Lamesoft PO65, but it was even worse with it)
Some say add a bit of salt at the beginning, but not sure if that helped.
I heat it a bit above 75°C and let it cool down naturally under low agitation. Still not luck.
So my question is - Is there any other trick to it? Am I missing something?