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  • Hair matte wax ( Butyl Oleate?)

    Posted by KRM on July 22, 2017 at 8:11 pm
    I have some questions about this formulation I found in italmatch chemicals, which is for a hair wax with matte finish:

    Zinc Stereate -2.00 %
    Ceteareth-20 -5.00 %
    Cetearyl Alcohol-5.00 %
    Butyl Oleate - 4.00 %
    Water -78.30  %
    PVP - 5.00 %
    Preservative -0.70 % 
    In this formulation they use butyl oleate. I have searched the internet for information about butyl oleate ( Function, presentation, solubility, melting and boiling point) but unfortunately I have not found anything about this, besides it is a very difficult reagent to get in my country
    My questions are:
    What is the function of butyl oleate in this formulation? Or good, what is the function of this in cosmetic formulations? Could i replace with another commercial reagent? which?
    Now, in the formulation, 2% corresponds to the zinc estereate, could i make a combination of this with ozokerite?
    KRM replied 6 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
  • 4 Replies

    July 23, 2017 at 12:13 am

    1 Butyl Oleate is a lubricant ester emollient which you can replace with iglyceryl mono oleate.

    Why use ozokerite wax which will impede spreadability softness and feel on hair provided by zinc stearate ?

  • KRM

    July 23, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Hey @DRBOB@VERDIENT.BIZ  Thans for your answer

    Well glyceryl mono oleate is tricky to get too, could you replace it with glyceryl stearate? (Both have the same hlb)

    I understood that ozokerite wax provided the softness

    July 23, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Yes you can use GMS in place of GMO but may not be as good a lubricant.Make sure it is self emulsifying:Zinc stearate will provide softness.

  • KRM

    July 25, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Thanks so much

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