Increasing gel cream viscosity
Hello!I’m trying to formulate a lightweight face gel cream for personalized skincare (treatment aftercare). The sample got an approval and comedogenicity was evaluated by our dermatologist, but I need to achieve something that can be scooped out of a jar.The base formula is:Water up to 1003.20 % - Cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate (Olivem 1000)3.00 % - Dimethicone2.00 % - Glycerin2.00 % - Propanediol1.50 % - Cyclomethicone0.25 % - Squalane0.22 % - Octyldodecanol0.20 % - Xanthan gum (Rheocare)0.20 % - Sodium Potassium Aluminum Silicate and Titanium Dioxide and Silica 0.2 %0.15 % - Phosphatidylcholine0.15 % - Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate0.10 % - Glyceryl Stearate SELower than 0.2% each, not more than 1,5% combined:plant extracts, Pentavitin, Tocopherol, Hyaluronic acid, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, TromethamineI centrifuged the hell out of it (4000g), and in 40C after a month now it is still going strong.What are your ideas to ramp up the viscosity without changing the skin feel much? I was thinking about siligel or ecogel and lowering phosphatidylcholine (as they contain lecithin), but I would have to order those. I’m located in europe, and not able to place large raw material orders as our batch sizes are really small (no more than 3 kilos).This is my first post on this forum and I definitely plan to be more of a giver instead of being just a taker
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