Hi everyone, I’m experiencing some pilling with my latest emulsion. It doesn’t pill immediately but after application, if I keep rubbing my skin for a bit it noticeably pills. I’ve reformulated multiple times, including reducing solid/powder/insoluble ingredients and film formers and I’m still experiencing it.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Here are my ingredients:
Glyceryl Stearate Citrate
Coco Caprylate Caprate
Assortment of plant oils at 9%
Butter at 2.5%
Dimethicone 350 0.65%
Aristoflex AVCSodium Carbomer
Plant extract 2%
Liquid Germall Plus
Vitamin EI had a feeling the Dimethicone was the problem, but it’s still happening even after reducing Dimethicone to 0.65%, although (I think) slightly less.
I’m thinking about switching out the Dimethicone to Cyclomethicone since it does not stay on the skin, but other than that I’m kind of out of ideas.
I absolutely love this emulsion in literally every other way, just need to correct the pilling.