Curious as to whether anyone has experience using Sensolene (ethylhexyl olivate). I have been making moisturisers simply using carbomer ultrez 10 and triethalonamine and stearic acid, which I don't mind and gives a nice gel feel. But I have had a range of people asking for a more natural product (without trieth). I have since exchanged this for xanthan gum. I am also using Olivem 1000 as my emulsifier which not overly happy with and will probably change because of the soapy excessive rub in time and also because the supplier said it could be used as a sole emulsifier and should give the viscosity required although I feel I am needing too much added solids. I will write a list of my formula but my main question is: Will Sensolene give my cream much extra stability, more of a silicon gel feel as it describes and how much extra viscosity? I thought I'd ask here if anyone has used it before I go down the trail of purchasing it before trialling.
Water To 100%
Aloe Vera. 3%
Xanthan Gum. 0.5%
Olivem 1000 5%
Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol. 6%. may lower this and add 2% stearic acid
Shea Butter. 2%
caprylic/capric triglycerine 5%
Macadamia oil 4%
Rosehip Oil 2%
Or if haven't tried Sensolene can anyone suggest another good natural option or critique in general.