
Looking for some advice on my first lotion formula.
Hi there,
,"y":736,"w":0,"h":18,"abs_x":397,"abs_y":1212}”>I am a beginner here, and have been lurking for a little while. I have been working on a “Rice lotion” that is actually doing quite well at making my hands softer and smoother. But, I want to refine it further. There are a few qualities I would like to change. One, I would like to thicken it up a bit, I want a slightly firmer feeling to the cream. Second, it currently feels a bit sticky after application for about 13 minutes before subsiding. My original formula used honey, and thinking that might be causing the stickiness, I switched to Glycerin, however, that did not help, so it must be something else. Lastly, I would like to consider using rice water instead of distilled water. This would be distilled water soaked with rice for about 10 minutes. I am not sure if this can be properly preserved, though, and I worry about shelf life.
,"y":964,"w":0,"h":18,"abs_x":397,"abs_y":1440}”>I want to post my formula here, with the full list of ingredients and percentages, in case some more experienced eyes might have some helpful feedback.
,"y":1021,"w":0,"h":18,"abs_x":397,"abs_y":1497}”>Distilled Water  75%
Rice Bran Oil  11%
Emulsifying Wax NF  4%
Glycerin  2%
Lactobacillus ,"y":1116,"w":196,"h":37,"abs_x":397,"abs_y":1592}”>Ferment  2%
Ginger Root Extract  2% (,"y":1135,"w":562,"h":37,"abs_x":397,"abs_y":1611}”>Glycerin & Water & Zingiber Officinate Root Extract)
Silk Amino Acids  2%
,"y":1173,"w":136,"h":18,"abs_x":397,"abs_y":1649}”>Ascorbic Acid  1%
,"y":1192,"w":177,"h":18,"abs_x":397,"abs_y":1668}”>Tocopheryl Acetate  1%
,"y":1211,"w":0,"h":18,"abs_x":397,"abs_y":1687}”>After some further research, I have a few more ingredients on the way, that I will be adding in my next formulation. This is what I am thinking I will try, but any advice is appreciated!
,"y":1287,"w":0,"h":18,"abs_x":397,"abs_y":1763}”>Rice Water  75%
Rice Bran Oil  6%
Emulsifying Wax NF  4.5%
Oat Oil  3%
Cetly Alcohol  2%
Ginger Root Extract  2%
Glycerin  2%
Lactobacillus Ferment  2%
Silk Amino Acids  2%
Seaweed Extract  1.1% (Capric Triglycerides, Palmaria Palmata Extract)
Ascorbic Acid  1%
Xanthan Gum  0.4%
,"y":1534,"w":0,"h":18,"abs_x":397,"abs_y":2010}”>Thank you in advance!
,"y":1724,"w":0,"h":18,"abs_x":397,"abs_y":2200}”>