Im new in R&D so as my first task I was asked to replicate a product.
-matte feel, with just about 2 swipes the product gets absorbed already
-gel like and pretty firm (not watery nor oily)
-carbopol clear = 0.3%
-glycerine = 3%
-BHT (as antioxidant since I cant use sodium metabisulfite) = 0.1%
-niacinamide = 1%
-TEA = 0.5%
Dimethicone (for matte effect but didn't really do anything) = 4%
-ascorbosilane c = 2%
-polysorbate 80 = 0.5%
-tocopherol acetate = 0.1%
-perfume = 0.1%
(my end product gets absorbed in about 6 swipes but it is already transparent and colorless)
I'm trying to look for a replacement for peg-8 that can really enhance the matte effect.
I've search already if bht can be used in serums, but i cant see anyone using it, but it is labeled as an antioxidant tho. And then, I know there are natural alternatives for sodium metabisulfite but they're really expensive so I can't use them.
Note: This is not a high end product so no worries with low level of vit c and vit e