Clear Face wash with beads

Hi can anyone help with the use of carbomer ET -1 for clarity and satbilzing beads in face wash? At high PH it gets clear but as PH goes down product get cloudy milky.


  • ketchitoketchito Member
    @Chemaccounts I haven't found much info about that ingredient, but if it's a non neutralized carbomer, then you need to neutralize for it to function. That's why at higher pH, your solution gets clear and viscous.
  • Thanks is thr any other ingridient can help to hold beads in clear face wash aprt from acrylates coplymer c10 30.
  • PaprikPaprik Member
    HEC, better grades of Xanthan Gum (clear), Methocel. Or any other gum that produces clear solution once hydrated. 
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    @Paprik - Unfortunately, HEC is not going to suspend beads. Primarily Carbomer and Xanthan Gum can do that.

  • Chemist77Chemist77 Member, PCF student
    Aculyn 88 from Dow should do that and the surfactant compatibility is excellent. Dosage will be based on type of beads you are trying to suspend. 
  • I think SEPIMAx zen can work if cost is not matter.
  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    We've held marbles in suspension using Synthalen W-600 (acrylates copolymer) in a sulfate-free surfactant blend body wash at pH6.0. Don't ask me why -  just for the fun of it.
  • edited June 9
    @chemicalmatt what are the beads? Why you are using it? 
  • Sometimes beads contains Active. Look fancy. Marketing.
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