Hi all,I have this O/W emulsion with polyglyceryl 3-stearate (low HLB) and polyglyceryl 10-laurate (high HLB) as emulsifiers. I have cetearyl alcohol and stearic acid for consistency/thickening and other ingredients like IPM, capric caprylic triglycerides and olive oil.My issue is that at RT, my batch looks nice and smooth at the surface, but when I spread it on a paper it looks uneven and specific gravity is too low (0.92).My final pH without adjustment is 4.00 and I’ve been adjusting pH up to 5.5 with NaOH once it’s at room temperature.I’m thinking this emulsion is not stable and what I can do is add the required amount of NaOH when combining phases at 75°C to form NaStearate..maybe that can help. When I add NaOH my batch initially looks green-yellow and then goes back to white…why is that? Could forming the in situ emulsifier at a high temperature help stabilize the batch?
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