• gum/stabilizer

    Posted by Parisland on May 5, 2024 at 6:01 pm

    Hello, I am formulating a face serum lotion consistency and I am looking for a gum/stabilizer suggestions. I have electrolytes in the formula and my pH cannot be above 6 due to the active ingredients pH(so carbomer is out), a have a clear xanthan gum but even at 0.3% its still sticky ,I love the way HEC feels but unfortunately it doesn’t stabilize the formula.

    Any suggestions? Thank you

    Parisland replied 1 week, 6 days ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Graillotion

    Member
    May 5, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    Are you mistaking the pH at which carbomers are neutralized at, with the final pH of the formula? 😉

    One does not preclude the other.

    Only order has to be paid attention to.

    (There is a reason…you often find both an alkali and an acid in the same formula. 😉 )

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 6 days ago by  Graillotion.
    • Graillotion

      Member
      May 5, 2024 at 7:29 pm

      If you are particularly lazy (like me)…. you can even purchase it pre-n.

      Please note…. if you are trying to dupe the formula you posted before…with electrolytes…. this will not work!

      Sodium Carbomer, Preneutralized Carbomer | Lotioncrafter

      • This reply was modified 1 week, 6 days ago by  Graillotion.
      • Graillotion

        Member
        May 5, 2024 at 7:34 pm

        If you want to stay with the gums…. You could take a look at Solagum AX, a crowd favorite. Depending on clarity…and such….may not fit your program.

        • Parisland

          Member
          May 5, 2024 at 7:41 pm

          Thank you

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