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  • How much Aloe to add to a face wash?

    Posted by MJL on June 14, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Hello, 

    I am wondering if there is any kind of “standard” or “recommended” amount to consider when adding Aloe Vera to a face wash formula. 

    Is 20-30% a ‘normal’ range? Too little? Too much? 
    The product I have is Aloe Vera 100x Powder. INCI: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (and) Maltodextrin. 
    Thanks kindly for your time. 
    graillotion replied 3 years, 8 months ago 5 Members · 10 Replies
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  • markbroussard

    Member
    June 14, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    If you add 1% of the powder it will reconstitute to Aloe Vera Leaf Juice.  There is no “normal” amount … it’s as little or as much as you want.

  • belassi

    Member
    June 14, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    100% aloe vera concentration can be quite stinging to mucous membranes. In a face wash I can’t see a reason for using more than a few percent, it’s a rinse off product after all.

  • MJL

    Member
    June 15, 2020 at 5:19 am

    @MarkBroussard @Belassi 

    I am sorry. I should have specified that I don’t mean including 20-30% of the pure 100x powder.
    I meant 20-30% of a 100% aloe solution. So adding 0.2 or 0.3% of the solution, if I am not mistaken… 
  • MJL

    Member
    June 15, 2020 at 5:54 am

    So @Belassi, would you say that adding 0.2-0.3% (20-30% total aloe vera juice [in face wash formula]) is far too much, then?

  • markbroussard

    Member
    June 15, 2020 at 10:23 am

    @MLJ:

    Not at all … I commonly make surfactants with Aloe Vera Juice instead of water … there is no “too much”.  The maximum amount of powder you would want to add is 1% of 100X

  • MJL

    Member
    June 15, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Thank you @MarkBroussard. I appreciate it! 

  • graillotion

    Member
    June 16, 2020 at 3:13 am

    @MLJ:

    Not at all … I commonly make surfactants with Aloe Vera Juice instead of water … there is no “too much”.  The maximum amount of powder you would want to add is 1% of 100X

    Mark…in my latest creation…I am using Aloe 100X at 1% of added water.  I did this so I could list by 1st ingredient as Aloe Juice instead of water.  If one were to cut the rate below 1% (of water)…can one still list the water as Aloe Juice…or do you lose that right…below 1%?

  • oldperry

    Member
    June 16, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    @Graillotion - Listing Aloe first in the way you describe is not in the spirit of the rules and, in my opinion, dubious and unethical business practices. Others might disagree.

  • markbroussard

    Member
    June 16, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    @Graillotion:

    No, that would not be appropriate.  If you have 1.0% 100X or 0.5% 200X Aloe Powder, then it is essentially reconstituted Aloe Vera Juice and you can list it Aloe Juice as your first ingredient.  If it is less than those amount, then it is not fully constituted Aloe Juice.  Now, if you are trying to get Organic Certification, they will reject reconstituted Aloe Juice as being organic … it has to be the juice itself, not a reconstituted version.

    It’s a bit short-sighted, imho, since it is much better for the environment to ship Aloe Powder than bulk Aloe Juice.

  • graillotion

    Member
    June 16, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    @Graillotion:

      Now, if you are trying to get Organic Certification, 

    Nope not chasing that at all.

    Thank you.

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