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  • Appearance of Micellar Water

    Posted by fee on May 31, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Hi All,

    I’m formulating Micellar Water now, but have a problem on product stability.
    there’s like a smooth fibers stay on the bottom of the bottle. that’s not see trough but when you shake the bottles, they flied away.

    here’s the ingredients i had: 

    Water (Aqua),
    Poloxamer 184,
    Glycerin,
    Tetrasodium EDTA,
    Sodium PCA,
    Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract,
    Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate,
    Panthenol,
    Citric Acid,
    Disodium EDTA,
    Decyl Glucoside,
    Perfume, 
    Cocamidopropyl Betain,
    PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil,
    Polysorbate 20,
    PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate,
    Phenoxyethanol.

    can anybody help me how to make it clear after stability test?
    is there any possiblities of the ingredients that reacted to each other?

    Thanks
    Regards,
    F

    ngarayeva001 replied 4 years, 10 months ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • ngarayeva001

    Member
    May 31, 2019 at 10:08 am

    I think it’s either PEG-40 HEC/Perfume or PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate. I had similar issues with these two. Try to knock them out and see whether it works.
    Also, is phenoxyethanol your only preservative? 

  • ngarayeva001

    Member
    May 31, 2019 at 10:10 am

    BTW why do you have both Tetrasodium and Disodium EDTA? The first one is better for products where transparency is important.

  • fee

    Member
    June 10, 2019 at 2:27 am

    I think it’s either PEG-40 HEC/Perfume or PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate. I had similar issues with these two. Try to knock them out and see whether it works.
    Also, is phenoxyethanol your only preservative? 

    Hi, thank you for your advise, i will try it today and see how it works.

    Yes, i only use phenoxyethanol, is that can guard enough or i must put other preservative there?

  • ngarayeva001

    Member
    June 10, 2019 at 9:33 am

    @fee, phenoxyethanol is not sufficient. It doesn’t protect from the mold. if you want to use phenoxyethanol use a blend with something else like ethylhexylglycerin https://www.ulprospector.com/en/eu/PersonalCare/Detail/2987/74345/euxyl-PE-9010

    I personally prefer either Germaben II or Germall powder, for transparent products such as micellar water, but those are parabens and formaldehyde releasers and might not suit your marketing story.

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