emulsifiers and stabilizers

I am making a gel mask. I notice in the Making Cosmetics Recipe book he uses sodium gluconate at .2%  in their formulas as a stabilizer. Can I use Dermafeel PA as a stabilizer? .  Can I skip it? Also, MC has an emulsifier called ICE SILICONE ( cetyl alcohol, sodium polyacrylate, poly 80, glyceryl stearate, dimethicone, divinyldimethicone/silsequioxane crosspolymer). I don't want to buy more stuff. Any suggestions for other emulsfiers? This is for an overnight mask. No PVA in it. Pretty much he is using botanicals. 

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  • kconley said:
    I am making a gel mask. I notice in the Making Cosmetics Recipe book he uses sodium gluconate at .2%  in their formulas as a stabilizer. Can I use Dermafeel PA as a stabilizer? .  Can I skip it? Also, MC has an emulsifier called ICE SILICONE ( cetyl alcohol, sodium polyacrylate, poly 80, glyceryl stearate, dimethicone, divinyldimethicone/silsequioxane crosspolymer). I don't want to buy more stuff. Any suggestions for other emulsfiers? This is for an overnight mask. No PVA in it. Pretty much he is using botanicals. 
    Either chelate will work as long as you do not have conflicting ingredients elsewhere in the formula.  Do not leave a chelate out if the formula contains water.
  • I wouldn’t say their formulas are great. As well as large suppliers’ ones. Can you post which formula is that and what cold process emulsifiers you have already?
  • I wouldn’t say their formulas are great. As well as large suppliers’ ones. Can you post which formula is that and what cold process emulsifiers you have already?
    I agree with you....their formulas are not that great.
  • I also agree.
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