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  • Formulating Tinted sunscreen

    Posted by Emily2001 on October 17, 2023 at 4:40 am

    I have been trying to formulate a tinted sunscreen, but it’s leaving behind a watery consistency rather than a creamy one. Currently the formulation consists of Esters as we are keen on having a oil free sunscreen and humectants like Glycerin, Panthenol with added amount of preservative. It will really be helpful if I could get some help with setting up the formulation for a creamy yet gel like sunscreen.

    The pigments are also not dispersing well enough, if I could get some ester suggestions too, it will be of great help.

    Unknown Member replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • chemicalmatt

    October 18, 2023 at 8:45 am

    With all due respect here @Emily2001 all esters are lipids, therefore by definition all are oils. Helping you with this project - obviously from scratch - will entail a professional consulting arrangement. There is way too much ground to cover with just helpful hints.

  • KMRCSMiami

    October 18, 2023 at 1:01 pm

    Hi Emily, what I think would be helpful here is going to Sephora/Target/Ulta… and finding an existing reference product on the market that meets your desired finish and ingredient restrictions…. the ingredient restrictions here is key as you cannot expect a MAC product to function well with WHOLE FOODS restrictions if you catch my drift. You then can study the INCI, and do some fun R&D trying to reverse engineer it. Its work, but its fun!

    By doing this you will learn a ton, and learn about different blends and the finishes they yield. Happy formulating!

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by  KMRCSMiami.
  • Unknown Member

    October 19, 2023 at 6:23 am

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