Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Clear Face wash with beads

  • ketchito

    May 30, 2022 at 12:09 pm

    @Chemaccounts I haven’t found much info about that ingredient, but if it’s a non neutralized carbomer, then you need to neutralize for it to function. That’s why at higher pH, your solution gets clear and viscous.

  • Chemaccounts

    May 31, 2022 at 9:40 am

    Thanks is thr any other ingridient can help to hold beads in clear face wash aprt from acrylates coplymer c10 30.

  • Paprik

    May 31, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    HEC, better grades of Xanthan Gum (clear), Methocel. Or any other gum that produces clear solution once hydrated. 

  • OldPerry

    May 31, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    @Paprik - Unfortunately, HEC is not going to suspend beads. Primarily Carbomer and Xanthan Gum can do that.

  • Chemist77

    June 1, 2022 at 3:33 am

    Aculyn 88 from Dow should do that and the surfactant compatibility is excellent. Dosage will be based on type of beads you are trying to suspend. 

  • amitvedakar

    June 1, 2022 at 9:25 am

    I think SEPIMAx zen can work if cost is not matter.

  • chemicalmatt

    June 1, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    We’ve held marbles in suspension using Synthalen W-600 (acrylates copolymer) in a sulfate-free surfactant blend body wash at pH6.0. Don’t ask me why -  just for the fun of it.

  • drjaysee

    June 9, 2022 at 6:29 am

    @chemicalmatt what are the beads? Why you are using it? 

  • amitvedakar

    June 12, 2022 at 5:15 am

    Sometimes beads contains Active. Look fancy. Marketing.

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