Glow oil looking tacky and cloudy

Please I tried making glow oil that's lightening for dry skin so I used avocado oil at 93%, kojic acid dipalmitate at 5% and salicylic acid, since it's oil soluble at 2% but it became cloudy and tacky. What could be wrong plus I'll like to have glitter suspended in it, what can I use? I've heard of corbol or corpol, not sure, lease help

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  • EVchemEVchem Member
    Majman said:
    I've heard of corbol or corpol, not sure, lease help
    I think you mean carbopol, which won't help for an oil based product. Search the forum for 'oil gellant' or 'oil gel' and you'll see there are several materials that could help, depends on what you can get your hands on. Not all oils are the same, avocado might not be the best for dissolving salicylic. You can cut down or change the base oil
  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    Get rid of salicylic acid - problem with cloudy/tacky solved. You don't need it anyway of skin lightening is your goal. Adding C12-15 alkyl benzoate will solvate SalAc in this too if you just gotta' have it. To add suspension properties to a lipid system you may want to explore hydrated silicas, like the Aerosil & Sipernat line from Evonik. EV makes a good suggestion too: mix up your triglyceride oils to change the polarity around a bit.  
  • MajmanMajman Member
    Thanks alot 
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