Acrylates Copolymer in Surfactant System

Good afternoon,
I am having some trouble getting clarity for my degreasing dish soap formula. Below are the inclusion levels:
Water -52.9%
TetraNa EDTA - 0.5%
Alcohol Denat - 6%
Acrylates Copolymer (worleeaqua thix 150) (added 50% NaOH to neutralize)
SLS - 5.25%
SLES - 5.25% (in % active)
LO - 2.5% (in % active)
Propylene Glycol - 2%
Peg-7 glyceryl cocoate - 0.25%
methylisothiazolinone - 0.1%
NaCl - 0.5%

Is there an issue with the alcohol, or does anyone have any ideas? I am also getting rapid crystalization when put in the freezer, which does not occur with the benchmark (Dawn). 
Input and constructive criticism welcome! 


  • I want to add that this is cold processed and the order of addition is reflected as above 
  • LisaSLisaS Member
    edited January 2020
    @Perry or @Belassi you two seem to have enviable experience in cosmetic chem... do you have any tips for this? I am more concerned with rapid crystallization at colder temps than the acrylates copolymer. I understand that the alcohol will increase the CMC, but it seems to NOT assist with reduction in crystallization at all. I may be approaching this incorrectly. I am able to get some reduction in crystallization at lower concentrations, but this has a poor effect on viscosity. This is why I was leaning toward acrylates copolymer. I can't seem to get it to work with me, though! 
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