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  • Help- Milky Solution gone clear

    Posted by CB007 on July 28, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    I have a thin liquid formula that is used for light hold and as a styling aid on hair.  Customer loves it.  It is a milky white solution but in my heat stability (40°C), it turns back clear.  With the temperature outside being so hot, I can’t even ship a sample to him without it turning clear by the time it arrives.  Any suggestions on how to keep the milkiness heat stable?

    water 94%
    Phenoxyethanol blend 1.0%
    Panthenol 0.1%
    Disod. EDTA 0.1%
    Aloe 200x 0.001%
    Vp/VA  1.0%
    PQ-7 0.5%
    Soy Protein 0.05%
    Extracts in BG 0.3%
    *Polysorbate 20 1.5%
    *Fragrance 0.55%
    Amodimethicone/Cetrimonium/Tridiceth-12 0.6%


    ketchito replied 2 years, 9 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • ketchito

    July 29, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    @CB007 You have a lot of emulsifier in your formula without having real oils in it, most of the ingredients you have here are water soluble/dispersible, even the Amodimethicone has already its own emulsifier. If it was because of the fragrance, chances are your fragrance is already more water dispersible (due to its own solubilizers), so reducing the amount of Polysorbate 20 (try it first at 0.5%) and/or increasing the Amodimethicone blend might work.

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