Foundation Balm

edited November 2014 in Formulating
I have seen a lot of "natural" cosmetic brands going into the natural foundation category. For example Kjaer Weis and Vapour Organic. Sometimes, because they use oils instead of other solvents like octyldodecanol, they tend to be very oily on the skin. Not so natural examples is BareMinerals Serum Foundation and Marc Jacobs Transformative Mousse Foundation. 

I tried making a hard version of this with  mixing a few things together. I didn't use any percentages. The consistency was very nice and creamy. 

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride 
Candilla Wax
Zea Mays (Corn) Starch
Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate
Titanium Dioxide
Iron Oxides

This also tends to be very oily on the skin, as it does not evaporate, but sits like an oily layer on top of the skin. If I added more Corn Starch, may it be more matte/semi-matte, or do I have to put in other things to make this balm more matte? I will also be replacing Beeswax with Ozokerite Wax, as we are trying to be vegan. How does Ozokerite Wax act as replacement to Beeswax? Also, when it comes to preserving, would that be needed since there is no water phase, or should I add VegeCide to be sure? 

I have also heared many great things about Capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer, Diheptyl succinate as an alternative to Dimethicone 350 fluid, but it is said to give high shine. Anybody formulated with this before? 


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