Lauryl glucoside as a skin care ingredient
I have been experimenting with Emulgin VL75 (BASF) which is advertised as an emulsifier.It is lauryl glucoside and polyglyceryl dipolyhydroxystearate and glycerin.When left, it separates into a thick liquid (80%) and a white layer underneath (20%) which latter I assume is the polyglyceryl dipolyhydroxystearate.I made up a skin cream using this emulsifier at 2% - you can find the formula, I actually published it under the title Omega 3 cream or similar.Unfortunately it brings me out in a rash of pimples. I have patch tested all other ingredients on myself at 100% strength and no problem with any of them. So it must be the Emulgin. Bearing in mind that most of it seems to be Lauryl glucoside I need to ask, has anyone else tried this emulsifier and if so, did you have any allergy problems?Allergic contact dermatitis caused by alkyl glucosides in cosmetics does occur, and might be more frequent than suspected.
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