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  • Clear gel formulated with aristoflex silk being sticky

    Posted by BeJuicy on February 19, 2024 at 3:35 am

    HI there,

    Im working on a gel formulation using Aristoflex silk. It has water, Propylene glycol, Glycerol, xylitol and some actives.

    I have a problem of sticky feeling, do you have in mind what ingredients I should focus on to minimize the sticky feeling?.

    Zoya replied 2 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • fareloz

    February 19, 2024 at 4:38 am

    Glycerol/Glycerin and Xylitol are sticky.

    • BeJuicy

      February 19, 2024 at 8:29 am

      Yes I,ve been focusing on these two but when used in combination with Carbopol they are not sticky. But the same formula with Aristoflex silk they are sticky so I might need to look at other ingredients if I´m formulation with Aristoflex Silk.

  • Zoya

    March 2, 2024 at 1:33 am

    You might need to adjust the percentages of your ingredients. If one formulation works well with one viscosity modifier, it doesn’t mean that the exact same formulation would work as well with another viscosity modifier. High input of Aristoflex, Glycerin and Xylitol can also leave a sticky feeling on the sikn, so I would start with a knock-out test, cut down on the inputs of theese ingredients, one by one and see how it works. Sometimes only a small change can have a big impact on the overall feeling. If nothing helps, you can change the ingredients or add low amount of sodium Pca, sodium lactate-Lactic acid, etc. to help reducing the tacky feeling.

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