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  • Cleansing oil surfactant

    Posted by cossci21 on February 23, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Hi Everyone

    I am formulating  a cleansing oil that contains olive oil, apricot seed oil, jojoba oil and a few other ‘natural’ oils to use in the cleanser.
    I am looking for a surfactant to use to provide removal of make up etc, the more natural the better.
    I am stumbled across a peg-7 olive ester but dont really want to use pegs as these days it is seen as nasty.
    Any other ideas? I was thinking of using tween 20?
    cossci21 replied 10 years, 2 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Bobzchemist

    February 24, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Are you trying for ingredient label appearances or to actually avoid certain classes of surfactants?

  • Ruben

    February 24, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Polyglyceryl-5-oleate is a PEG-free emulsifier that can serve this purpose. You can get a transparent oil gel as far as you don’t introduce air bubbles while mixing.

  • Bill_Toge

    February 24, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Tween 20 is ethoxylated, so if you want to avoid PEGs you’d have to avoid that too

    Ajinomoto do some mild cleansing surfactants based on amino acids and vegetable fats; they’re sold under the tradenames Amisoft and Amilite

    more details here - http://www.ajichem.com/en/products/anionic-surfactants.aspx

  • cossci21

    February 27, 2014 at 4:43 am

    Hi great thanks for that I will definitely look into the Polyglyceryl-5-oleate and Ajinomoto.

    Bobzchemist more for label appearance really!

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