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  • Mist Stability Help

    Posted by drsimranjit_lv on October 14, 2022 at 8:09 am

    I am trying to formulate a hydrating face mist with humectants and aquaxyl but whenever i try to add a gum for stability, the mist does not spray as desired and becomes a serum which sprays from my atomiser as a jet. Conversely, when I do not add a gum, the glycerin tends to seperate. My formula is 90% water. I have tried Xanthan Gum and Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate. Is there a way out of this?

    evchem2 replied 1 year, 8 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • ketchito

    October 14, 2022 at 11:48 am

    @drsimranjit_lv If you have a mist, as long as you’re using water soluble ingredients or a solubilizer for the ingredients that are not so soluble, you don’t need to add a gum.

  • drsimranjit_lv

    October 17, 2022 at 8:21 am

    But I have seen many formulations with Carbomer and Gums which have a similar use case and formultion claims. How do they manage droplet sizes?

  • evchem2

    October 17, 2022 at 2:57 pm

    Better actuators- packaging can influence the spray pattern. Glycerin shouldn’t be separating from a water based serum, you have something else going on

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