Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating In your opinion and experience with Emulsifiers…

  • graillotion

    September 27, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    Always hard to beat the global ‘go to’ emulsifier, the ‘165’ type. INCI: Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG 100 Stearate. To give additional boosting beyond the fatty alcohol… consider a water gelling agent, like a gum or polymeric. You can also add an anionic co-emulsifier at a rate of 1 part to 10, things like GSC, SSG, or PCP.

    Good luck.

  • Perry44

    September 29, 2023 at 8:39 am

    I’d add that without knowing the oil that you are trying to emulsify, it’s difficult to advise which emulsifier to use. A polymeric emulsifier like Pemulen could be useful.

    • Chela

      September 29, 2023 at 10:51 am

      Hi Perry! The oils are: Grapeseed oil, Cedarwood, Avocado, Pumpkin seed, Arctium Lappa Root (extracted from Olive oil). That’ll go into a mixture of Rosemary Water mixed with Flaxseed gel. What would you recommend?

      Preservatives: Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate. 1.5%

      Co emulsifier: Cetearyl Alcohol

  • drbobverdient-biz

    October 5, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    polymeric emulsifier such as carbopol will emulsify-thicken and provide flow ie pseudoplasticity on skin

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