Improving Emulsion Sensory properties
I am working with Polyaquol 2W (Polyglyceryl2-stearate and Glyceryl Stearate and Stearyl Alcohol) and trying to create a low viscosity emulsion suitable for a treatment pump bottle.
I want this to be a gel cream, like a runny yogurt, silky, but emollient. Here is my trial formula:HOT:Water: 76.6%Chelating Agent: 0.1%.Propanediol 1,3: 3%.Solagum: 0.3%.Glycerin: 3%Oil: Babassu 5%Moringa Oil: 4%PolyAquol: 4%COOL DOWN: Vit. E 0.5%, EO: 0.5%, Chia seed Extract: 1.5%, Germall Plus: 0.5%
I love the viscosity of this, it is like a runny yogurt. It has nice slip and glide, medium play time BUT once it’s absorbed it goes through this phase of being very moist, almost tacky but not greasy at all, and then disappears, leaving skin feel soft and powdery.
I want it to leave a more emollient feel, but I do not want to thicken it. I know that a fatty alcohol won’t thicken it much due to the nature of this emulsifier, but it will thicken it a bit. I tried Brassica Alcohol, but that keeps the drier powdery feeling, so I don’t want that. I know that the higher the oil phase, the thicker it will be. Can I get away with less emulsifier? Will a different gum change the texture?
So many questions.
Your suggestions are much appreciated.
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