Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating How to dissolve Polyox on water?


  • ozgirl

    February 28, 2019 at 11:32 pm
    I haven’t used the Polyox resins for cosmetic purposes but have used them in an industrial product. For this it was recommended to make a slurry of the Polyox resin in isopropanol and then add water to the slurry. This method worked well.
    According to your TDS (page 6) this method of using alcohols or glycols to create a slurry of the resin should work much better than just using water alone.
    Hope this helps
  • bill_toge

    February 28, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    +1 for slurries; glycerine works well as it has a relatively high viscosity and slows down the hydration

  • pepe

    March 1, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    +100 for slurries :))
    you can use propylene glycol beside glycerin. Both of them works well…

  • gunther

    March 1, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    So I thought, slurries are unavoidable with Polyox
    Thanks a lot guys.

    @Bill_Toge  @pepe may I ask what glycerin to Polyox ratio did you use?
    I think I’ll try glycerin first, as it doesn’t seem to worsen foam and viscosity as much as propylene glycols or alcohols do.

  • pepe

    March 5, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    3% of glycerin easily disperses 0,3% of peg90m

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