Appearance of Micellar Water

feefee Member
Hi All,


I'm formulating Micellar Water now, but have a problem on product stability.
there's like a smooth fibers stay on the bottom of the bottle. that's not see trough but when you shake the bottles, they flied away.

here's the ingredients i had: 


Water (Aqua),
Poloxamer 184,
Glycerin,
Tetrasodium EDTA,
Sodium PCA,
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract,
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate,
Panthenol,
Citric Acid,
Disodium EDTA,
Decyl Glucoside,
Perfume, 
Cocamidopropyl Betain,
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil,
Polysorbate 20,
PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate,
Phenoxyethanol.


can anybody help me how to make it clear after stability test?
is there any possiblities of the ingredients that reacted to each other?


Thanks
Regards,
F
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Comments

  • I think it's either PEG-40 HEC/Perfume or PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate. I had similar issues with these two. Try to knock them out and see whether it works.
    Also, is phenoxyethanol your only preservative? 
  • BTW why do you have both Tetrasodium and Disodium EDTA? The first one is better for products where transparency is important.
  • feefee Member
    I think it's either PEG-40 HEC/Perfume or PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate. I had similar issues with these two. Try to knock them out and see whether it works.
    Also, is phenoxyethanol your only preservative? 
    Hi, thank you for your advise, i will try it today and see how it works.

    Yes, i only use phenoxyethanol, is that can guard enough or i must put other preservative there?

  • @fee, phenoxyethanol is not sufficient. It doesn't protect from the mold. if you want to use phenoxyethanol use a blend with something else like ethylhexylglycerin https://www.ulprospector.com/en/eu/PersonalCare/Detail/2987/74345/euxyl-PE-9010

    I personally prefer either Germaben II or Germall powder, for transparent products such as micellar water, but those are parabens and formaldehyde releasers and might not suit your marketing story.
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