Maintaining Viscosity At 50c

Hi all,

What ingredients can I try adding to a formula that must maintain a decent viscosity at 45-50c? (I am unsure of the exact requirements, but the product is leaking through what are pinhole sized holes in a pump packaging). I'm not sure why the product has holes in it, I think it's somewhat standard.

Any ideas on a thickener that maintains viscosity at high heat?

Thanks!

Jack

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  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    To get  a useful answer you need to give more information about the composition of your formula.
  • edited September 1
    Perry said:
    To get  a useful answer you need to give more information about the composition of your formula.
    Hey Perry,

    It's a moisturizing cream with:

    65-70% Waters
    5% Cetearyl Alcohol / Polysorbate 60
    3% Cetyl Alcohol
    6-7% Butters (Shea, Cocoa, etc.)
    12-13% oils including Menthol
    0.5% Xanthan Gum

    Hope this helps, thanks in advance! The requirements are for it to hold a higher viscosity under high heat due to the packaging.
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    More xanthan gum
    Carbomer
    Better packaging. 
  • edited September 3
    Thanks Perry,
    Going to try two formulations with XG at 1% and 2%.
    Does it usually hold up well up to 50c?
    And yes, ditto on the packaging... However the client already has them so trying to figure out a way for it to work before telling them to get new packaging. Thanks!
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