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  • All natural serum and oil cleanser formulation

    Posted by theskinrecovery on February 9, 2024 at 9:03 am


    Trying to come out with an all natural anti aging serum and face wash

    I really wanted to use Rosehip oil until I learned it oxidizes quickly. I’d hate to only put a shelf like of no more than 6 months on the 2 products. But I really love the benefits

    These were my thoughts so far.

    Face wash: rosehip oil, castor oil, vanilla and frankincense resin infused jojoba oil, Decyl glucoside

    Serum: Bakuchioil

    Rose hip oil

    Sea buckthorn oil

    Jojoba infused with Frankincense resin, Hibiscus & Elderflower

    I wanted to keep this very natural can I just add Mixed Tocopherols to both to help lengthen the shelf life?

    Perry44 replied 2 weeks, 6 days ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
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  • PhilGeis

    February 9, 2024 at 9:33 am


  • microformulation

    February 9, 2024 at 10:52 am

    This is why “natural” is a horrible term and one people should further define and qualify. Decyl Glucoside? (see Perry’s multiple posts about surfactant trees). Don’t let a horrible marketing term limit your performance. You are missing many opportunities to improve the Formula while remaining compliant with US Natural and Retailer standards.

  • theskinrecovery

    February 9, 2024 at 11:25 am

    Isnt decyl glucoside biodegradable, non- toxic, non-carcinogenic, and non- allergic and safe for skin? It was more for the attracting impurities and removing them from the skin surface when used with water.

    • PhilGeis

      February 9, 2024 at 1:29 pm

      Safety is your responsibility - and there is no “non-” re the toxicology endpoints identified above.

      Do you think a preservative may be needed?

      What definition of “natural” are you using? Decyl glucoside may be naturally derived but is still a product of chemical synthesis.

    • camel

      February 9, 2024 at 2:05 pm

      Regarding hypoallergenic claims:

      In an effort to shine light on new, emerging, and/or repurposed allergens, the American Contact Dermatitis Society annually announces an allergen of the year. The Contact Allergen of the Year for 2017 is alkyl glucoside. Alkyl glucosides include several compounds, including decyl, lauryl, cetearyl, and coco glucosides.

      Source: 2017 Top Stories in Dermatology: Allergen of the Year—Alkyl Glucoside

    • Perry44

      February 12, 2024 at 9:27 am

      Decyl glucoside was given the dubious award of “Allergen of the Year” in 2017. It is certainly not an allergy free ingredient!

      Just one other important point - Decyl Glucoside is not “natural”. There are no plants or animals that naturally produce decyl glucoside. It is a synthetic molecule dreamed up by clever, human chemists. Some natural standards may recognize it as “natural” and indeed it may be derived from natural ingredients, but it, just like pretty much all cosmetics, is not “all natural”. It’s a synthetic chemical creation.

  • theskinrecovery

    February 12, 2024 at 10:08 am

    Ok well I can’t figure out how to delete this post but I am working with a formation chemist now. Thanks

    • Perry44

      February 12, 2024 at 1:32 pm

      There is no need to delete the post. Good luck on your project!

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