thicken out naturally without "gummy" feeling

josegjoseg Member
edited February 2014 in Formulating

I'm making a body scrub where I would've used a carbopol to make a gel base...but my issue is I can't use synthetic raws

I've tried different gums like xanthan at around 1.5-2% but the final product has that gummy feeling to the touch,characteristic of these gums at high %'s

I would've made a an emulsion as my base, but my scrub has to be clear/translucent with exfoliating beads.

Any suggestions as to what I can add to reduce that gummy feeling? or some other way to create this gel base? 


  • mikebavingtonmikebavington Member
    edited February 2014
    HEC - Hydroxyethylcellulose. It is considered semi-natural.

    Alginic Acid.
  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    Can you use Laponite?
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • I can't use Laponite....but will keep it mind for something else in the future, I've never used this synthetic clay before. Thanks
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