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  • Anyone use these?

    Posted by Rhonda on May 28, 2024 at 9:56 am

    I recently started using Oliwax LC, Cetyl Esters, and Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil in separate products (emulsions and balms).

    The Oliwax LC reminds me of OliveM 1000 with a soapy effect upon application. It touts humectant abilities if used 1-3%, but I’ve yet to experience that.

    Cetyl esters gives the product a beautiful thickness and creamy feel with a quick drying effect.

    The hydrogenated cottonseed oil gives the product a soft balm texture…but I’ve only used it with oils like Grapeseed and Jojoba (which might be overkill given the fact jojoba oil is already a liquid ester).

    Anyone else use these ingredients before? I’m looking for some inspiration and advice. Thanks! ????

    Rhonda replied 2 weeks, 6 days ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Graillotion

    May 28, 2024 at 10:05 pm

    Where I am from, Oliwax LC has this inci: Cetyl Palmitate (and) Sorbitan Palmitate (and) Sorbitan Olivate

    I have used it a few times…. but found it not much different, than using Cetyl palmitate, by itself.

    I think I prefer just Myristyl Myristate in this space, (of course with fatty alcohols, etc). But as always….just depends on what you are trying to make…and accomplish.

    Good Luck.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by  Graillotion.
    • Graillotion

      May 28, 2024 at 10:11 pm

      The biggest jump I ever made in formulation….was when I cut all oils by 50-70%, and added polymethylsilsesquioxane and pentylene glycol to the bench, and I guess while we’re at it….let’s not forget D5.

    • Rhonda

      May 29, 2024 at 4:34 am

      Funny you mention MM because I was thinking “why am I changing up my game when I love the feel of a lotion with it?” Oh I know why…I was trying to stay with COSMOS/ECOCERT ingredients and I can’t fully determine if MM fits the bill.

      I think I’m going back to things that work for me and are still safe for cosmetic use.

      And Cetyl Alcohol is a must!

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