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  • Alternative’s For peg-20 glyceryl triisostearate & peg-8 isostearate

    Posted by kelseaventures on April 19, 2021 at 4:04 pm


    I’m formulating a cleansing balm and I’m looking for substitutes for peg-20 glyceryl triisostearate & peg-8 isostearate. I have a chemist who works for me freelance and these were recommended for their cleansing ability and the fact that they help the balm wash off with water without going in with a second cleaner to get the residue off.  Now, this is step one of a double cleansing method. But, the feedback I’ve been getting from customers is that even though they’re going in with that second cleanser they don’t like the goopy feeling of left over oily residue from the first cleanser. My chemist suggested adding these to my formula.  After scouring suppliers it doesn’t seem practical to try and source these PEGS in small quantities. 

    Any suggestions for alternatives? 


    Pattsi replied 3 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • ngarayeva001

    April 19, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Polysorbate 80. Cheap and very easy to find. Also tingles eyes less than cithrol 10 gtis. Make sure you use high polarity oils and waxes, or it will separate.

  • Pattsi

    April 20, 2021 at 5:50 am

    peg-20 glyceryl triisostearate & peg-8 isostearate works well with Ethylhexyl Palmitate, you will have to find the right %.

    or you can try

    EMULPHARMA® ECO10 : Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate (and) Water

    SALACOS® DG-158 : Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquicaprylate

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