Hi, recently tried a sample of this lip mask and was quite taken with its texture: unctuos, glidy, lubricious, thick, non-greasy coating that takes hours to absorb (overnight mask).
I looked at its ingredient list and it is 5 miles long, and full of synthetics. I am a 95% ish natural formulator, so the challenge is identifying natural options for a texture like that. The problem is that I am totally unfamiliar with these synthetic viscosity controlling and emollient ingredients so I started researching them, but without ever having worked with them I can't easily think of natural replacements. Please help.
1. Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer (oil gellants). 2. Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (synthetic liquid oil that can replace mineral oil or silicone oils).
I'm guessing similar to Cosmedia Gel (Dicaprylyl Carbonate (and) Stearalkonium Hectorite (and) Propylene Carbonate), or Tixogel CCT (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (and) Stearalkonium Bentonite (and) Propylene Carbonate), but those are not natural...Not sure how Cera Bellina or Glyceryl dibehenate compare to it... (I can't seem to un-bold this...)
Something like Luxglide N350 maybe (Diheptyl Succinate (and) Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer)?
Not in this formula, but of interest
3. Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 (thick paste-like emollient ester).
Pomegarnate or Acai sterols?
Not that similar, but maybe Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Caprylate Caprate?
4. Isononyl Isononanoate (rich creamy ester with non-greasy skin feel. Combined with #1 it makes a gel called Versagel® MN 1600 T