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  • Biotin added to shampoo

    Posted by Mompreneur on October 19, 2023 at 9:55 am

    I’m working with a private label company to customize shampoo. I had them add Biton at 0.50%, Honey at 0.25% and Avocado 1.0% to the base formula. The sample turned watery. The formulator stated it’s because Biotin was added to it. They said Biotin thins out shampoo. Is this true? Do you suggest we decrease the Biotin to .35% or .25%

    davidwilly045 replied 2 months, 1 week ago 6 Members · 8 Replies
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  • JellyFishKarma

    October 19, 2023 at 10:35 am

    what kind of “honey” are the putting into your shampoo? powdered, actually honey from a vendor (not grocery store) and extract?

  • Mompreneur

    October 19, 2023 at 10:49 am

    I just called them and all they would tell me was its not powdered. So I’m assuming it’s liquid. Do you think this could cause it to thin out?

  • PhilGeis

    October 19, 2023 at 12:25 pm

    I’d confirm Biotin is responsible, and if so, reduce it to 0.01%


    October 19, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    Most if not all goes down the drain so lower it as necessary if indeed it it is the culprit.Do a knockout to verify

  • ketchito

    October 19, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    As other members mentioned, reduce those three ingredients to claim levels (0.01% for example). None of them have any real effect from a shampoo.

    • Mompreneur

      October 20, 2023 at 1:06 pm

      Thank you. I will do that.

  • davidwilly045

    May 4, 2024 at 3:51 am

    Biotin typically doesn’t thin out shampoos; the watery consistency likely stems from formulation adjustments. Check ingredient solubility and interactions. Collaborate with the formulator to fine-tune the balance, potentially lowering Biotin to 0.35% or 0.25%. Experimentation and reformulation can optimize texture while preserving ingredient benefits.

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