I would like to opacify or pearlize a body wash formula without the use of a suspending agent such as acrylates copolymer. when I have tried in the past to use glycol distearate or something similar there always ends up being separation.
This LOI of a common shampoo I found seems to be accomplishing the task:
Water, Decyl Glucoside, Glycol Distearate, Glycol Stearate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Propanediol, Glycerin (Vegetable), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*~, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polyquaternium-7, Sodium Phytate, Gellidiela Acerosa (Algae) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Acacia Senegal Gum, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Tocopherol, Coconut Acid, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Rosa Canina (Dog Rose) Fruit/Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Methyltaurate, Sodium Isethionate, Triethyl Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Coconut Oil Fatty Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Maltodextrin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Benzoic Acid, Fragrance
Im not seeing anything here that would act as a suspending agent, not even xanthan gum. So how exactly can I do this? because everytime I try it fails.
perhaps there is a specific method needed to add the glycol stearate/glycol distearate?
and what are the differences between these two ingredients and why are both used here?
I should add that I must avoid PEG Ingredients as well as sulfates, so the drop-in pearlizers won’t work for me.