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  • Cleansing oil

    Posted by Iwana on September 25, 2021 at 12:15 am

    I tried making two Cleansing oil Formulation and there is a slight separation down below but not visible too much . I dont know why thats happening . I feel i need to add something small to combine the cleansing oil little more.
    Formulation 1
    Isohexdecane 50
    Mineral oil   12
    Triethylhexanoin 10
    Isopropyl Isosterate 10
    Isosteryl Isosterate  6.5
    Polysorbate 80 6.5
    Jojoba oil 2
    Rose oil 1
    Castor oil 2
    Vit E 0.3

    Formulation 2
    MTC Oil 27.1
    Castor oil 5
    Polysorbate 80 5
    Isopropyl Isosterate 6.5
    Vit E 0.2
    Jojoba oil 3.5

    I feel like I need an emulsifier or something.
    What do youll think

    bill_toge replied 2 years, 2 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • mikethair

    September 25, 2021 at 3:08 am

    Why not just use oils?

  • ngarayeva001

    September 26, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    You have a bunch of oils, esters and hydrocarbons with different polarity and Polysorbates as primary emulsifiers at not sufficient concentration. I bet they sink on the bottom. These type of products aren’t easy to make. Keep it simple: C12-15 alkyl benzoate 85%, Polysorbate 80 15%. Also works with CCT and octyldodecanol. You need high polarity esters to make Polysorbates do the job in such a formula.

  • Iwana

    September 27, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    If I use only oils my formulation stays in the face.
    I need something that will take out the makeup and come off from the face too as if it stays the person will have to use another face soap to take it out.
    I was trying to make it remove dirt and makeup and come off automatically too.
    You have ideas on how to do that?

  • Iwana

    September 29, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    I tried C12-15 alkyl benzoate 85%, Polysorbate 80 15%. but the Polysorbate again separated below. Is there another surfactant or emulsifier that can help ?

  • bill_toge

    September 29, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    try adding glyceryl caprylate - it’s a good intermediate between the strictly hydrophobic and the strictly hydrophilic

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