Face Cream Formulation

HI 
how can reduce the whitening effect of cream when rubbing off on the skin and how can reduce tackiness.

ingredient used 

shea butter  0.5%
Cetearyl alcohol 4%
jojoba oil 1%
PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil 2 %

Comments

  • GraillotionGraillotion Member
    edited November 2020
    Add dimethicone (to reduce soaping / whitening)

    Choice of emulsifier makes a big difference.

    Is that your entire ingredient list?  It only adds up to 7.5%.

    It is difficult for the group to help you...when they don't know what is in there.

  • DennisDennis Member
    edited November 2020
    Try to find another hard fat or wax and use less cetearyl alcohol if you are going for a 100% fat product.

    If you include water in your product you could try to use less cetearyl alcohol and maybe add another thickening agent like xanthan gum for instance. This should also help with the tackiness. Make sure to use a xanthan gum that is high quality and does not make it tacky.
  • FekherFekher Member, Professional Chemist
    I agree with @Dennis try to reduce the level of cetearyl alcohol for better texture. 
  • Try Sunflower oil, it contains fatty acid that helps to prevent skin infection. It has antioxidant and anti-flammatory properties that help to develop new cells in the skin. OR
    You can try Aloe Vera. It has antibacterial and antiviral properties that is good for dry skin, acne, and sensitive skin. 
  • Try Sunflower oil, it contains fatty acid that helps to prevent skin infection. It has antioxidant and anti-flammatory properties that help to develop new cells in the skin. OR
    You can try Aloe Vera. It has antibacterial and antiviral properties that is good for dry skin, acne, and sensitive skin. 

    Can you please explain more about sunflower oil - prevent skin infection and Aloe Vera - antibacterial and antiviral properties?



  • @mariaagarcia Oh aloe has antiviral properties? I guess the best scientists of the world just wasted a year of time and millions of lives. Covid victims should just chew a piece of aloe?
  • @mariaagarcia Oh aloe has antiviral properties? I guess the best scientists of the world just wasted a year of time and millions of lives. Covid victims should just chew a piece of aloe?


    very strange and unbelievable !!



  • It’s not the only source. You can look it up yourself. Aloe isn’t a magical heal it all ingredient. Having said that, compounds in question are removed from aloe that is used in cosmetic products, but taken into consideration that a lot of people just dump aloe juice into their formulas instead of water (and use ‘natural preservatives’ hello contamination) the point I made is valid: it’s a potential human carcinogen.
  • Bill_TogeBill_Toge Member, Professional Chemist
    @ngarayeva001 in my experience, the cosmetic grade stuff is aloin-free, and every batch is tested for it; this may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer
    UK based formulation chemist. Strongest subjects: hair styling, hair bleaches, hair dyes (oxidative and non-oxidative) I know some stuff about: EU regulations, emulsions (O/W and W/O), toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoos, other toiletries
  • @Bill_Toge I watched some supplier’s webinar a while ago where they explained the process of removing aloin and were assuring their aloe powder is safe etc. For me ingredients used in cosmetics (in countries with reasonable regulation) are safe until proven otherwise. But I noticed many people throw unsupported claims about ‘toxic chemicals’ and ‘natural and healing’ plants. Aloe is a great example how a plant that is commonly seen as natural and wonderful can in fact be much more dangerous than ‘scary’ silicones, petrolatum etc.
  • So many people drink Aloe Juice  even whole aloe pulp eat directly in my country. No one died.
     
  • @amitvedakar this is a great example of a non scientific claim. My grandfather smoked 2 packs of cigarettes a day, and lived long and healthy life. Here, I have just proven cigarettes are safe and cause living long life.
  • Sorry. I don't mean that.
    Aloe may contains  HAD. After removing that Aloe benefits can be obtained.

  • Aloe vera Only Outer layer of gel may contains toxic/carcinogenic element.
    Inside leaf -Gel is nothing toxic.
  • You can also try coconut oils
  • @amitvedakar, the only point I am trying to make is that synthetic doesn’t mean poisonous and natural doesn’t always means safe. I understand that properly treated aloe is safe but the commentator above went down the route of unsubstantiated claims about natural ingredients. It’s problematic to prove a negative statement using scientific methods  (such as aloe doesn’t do something) so I can’t share a study that would disprove claims made, but I showed that natural ingredient (aloe in this case) can actually be rather problematic.
  • @ngarayeva001 I'm with you 100%. Hopefuly, missleading claims in cosmetics would be more strictly regulated, especially the many dubious "studies" that suppliers have to advertise benefits of their magical ingredients.
  • @amitvedakar, the only point I am trying to make is that synthetic doesn’t mean poisonous and natural doesn’t always means safe. I understand that properly treated aloe is safe but the commentator above went down the route of unsubstantiated claims about natural ingredients. It’s problematic to prove a negative statement using scientific methods  (such as aloe doesn’t do something) so I can’t share a study that would disprove claims made, but I showed that natural ingredient (aloe in this case) can actually be rather problematic.
    I could not agree more. Do you figure we will ever move past this "chemicals are scary" BS in the skincare community? I can't freaking stand it. Partially to blame are natural formulators for perpetuating the myth. But I understand that there is a market and people want to make money. 
  • @emma1985, I don’t want to be pessimistic but it’s only getting worse from what I observe. And seems like big companies gave up and give people they are ready to pay for the ‘natural’ stuff without silicones and parabens.
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