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  • Gentle Cleansing Water

    Posted by Anonymous on June 26, 2020 at 1:05 am

    Hello! I’m looking to create a micellar cleansing water. I’m still very much in the early stages of developing the formula, but Im thinking:

    80% water
    5% peppermint hydrosol
    2% glycerin
    3% aloe vera gel
    3% blend of extracts (haven’t pinned down exactly which ones I want yet but Im leaning towards green tea and possibly some natural AHA containing extracts)
    1% preservative 
    .5% chelator

    Im guessing the last 5.5% would be my surfactant and some sort of solubilizer to dissolve makeup. I’m not sure how to divide the 5.5% between the 2 or if I even need that much.

    Im also wondering if I should add something to make this not quite as runny (possibly increase aloe gel and glycerin) or add some sort of thickener or structuring agent.

    Disclaimer: I want this to be as gentle as possible, but still effective. I also have to have a squeaky clean label for marketing purposes. So I’d loveee to avoid polysorbate-20 and anything else ethoxylated. Polymers and silicones are also unfortunately not an option for me. I think I can make any surfactant work as long as it is gentle, but I think it’d be an easier sale if was sulfate free (*sigh*)

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