Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Advanced Questions Assist with sepimax zen pls

  • Assist with sepimax zen pls

    Posted by busola on June 27, 2024 at 7:44 am

    Can I use hydrated sepimax zen to thicken polymeric emulsion.

    Polymeric emulsion contains 👇

    Water phase (water + glycerin )

    Ecogel + propanediol(slurred)

    Slurred portion(ecogel + propanediol) added to water(water & glycerin)= formed niced gel.

    Please professionals in the house. Help🥲. Thank you all in advance

    fareloz replied 1 week, 6 days ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • chemicalmatt

    Member
    July 3, 2024 at 1:29 pm

    The answer is a qualified YES. I am unfamiliar with “Ecogel” but must assume it is a gum-derived hydrocolloid? On another note: why make all these slurries and pre-gels? It baffles me why so many formulators do this. Simply change the order of addition and use the right mixing equipment and that technique is never needed again. Direct hydration into water, one at a time, side-sweep agitation engaging when the yield value increases. Much easier.

    • fareloz

      Member
      July 4, 2024 at 2:41 am

      why make all these slurries and pre-gels? It baffles me why so many formulators do this

      Because it prevents clumps if you do it at home with no special equipment? In my humble experience it works at least for Xanthan gum

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