Hoping to get some ideas here - or be shot down in flames..... as the title says I would like to thicken oils, but I would like to know if this can be done to produce a crystal clear Anhydrous gel or jelly type end result. What I want to do is achieve a cross between say a 'baby oil' gel type consistancy and a heavier lip gloss type product. As usual it has to be all about shine - like patent type shine.
I have had lots of playing around making lovely thick buttery goop with oils and waxes, but I dont know if I'm barking up the wrong tree hoping for a crystal clear result. A fair while back I tried using some very high melt point "Gelled Mineral Oil" , for the life of me I cant remember the name sorry - think it was a RITA product. From memory it didnt incorporate well with silicones.
I'm open to using different products to get the end result, I have quite a few different silicones on hand to tinker with, polybutene etc But from my limited knowledge I cant see how I can get the clear gel. I did try some pre-thickened silicone gel but it had a mattifying effect.
The product I want has to be blindingly shiny, have enough slip to be easy to apply, be able to handle heat and some sweat without beading, not turn into a runny mess on a 40 degree day.... and still be clear.
I'm sorry I cant be more specific, I know what I need in a tube but no idea what you would call it or if its possible to do.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.