Working with silica dimethyl silylate

I want to add this to a lip gloss formula I'm working on but I'm having trouble working with it. It's so light my scale doesn't register it. Does anyone have any tip or tricks for using this ingredient? 


  • Chemist77Chemist77 Member, PCF student
    Make a 1% solution in one of the emollients and then add it to the formulation. 
  • It is light, but you need 3-5% for a lip gloss, which means that even if you make just 30gr scale with two decimals will register it. It doesn't work with polar oils btw. Or shall I say, the one I have (covasilic 15) doesn't thicken polar oils.
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