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  • Gel moisturizer

    Posted by Ifa on September 7, 2020 at 5:04 am

    Hi, I’m thinking of formulating a lightweight gel moisturizer for oily, acne-prone skin and I’d like to incorporate some form of occlusive ingredient/s in it to help prevent TEWL (plant oils and butters are out of the question). Any idea what I can add and what emulsifier could be used to disperse the small oil phase into the water phase?

    Ifa replied 3 years, 10 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • ngarayeva001

    Member
    September 7, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Aristoflex AVC and some very light ester.

  • Ifa

    Member
    September 9, 2020 at 5:59 am

    Aristoflex AVC and some very light ester.

    Your best ester picks would be?

  • Sponge

    Member
    September 9, 2020 at 6:14 am

    ifamuj said:

    Aristoflex AVC and some very light ester.

    Your best ester picks would be?

    This is so subjective, it would be hard to say. What are you looking for most in an ester?

  • Ifa

    Member
    September 15, 2020 at 5:53 am

    Sponge said:

    ifamuj said:

    Aristoflex AVC and some very light ester.

    Your best ester picks would be?

    This is so subjective, it would be hard to say. What are you looking for most in an ester?

    Occlusives. Something that would replace a plant oil, butter or wax and prevent trans-epidermal water loss. 

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