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  • Mixing Squalane with polar oil

    Posted by Cdsgames on March 15, 2023 at 5:40 am

    Hi ,

    I have some TEC (20%) mixed with inorganic sun screen (15%)and I attempted to use Squalane (65%) to finish my formulation. I have observed a small settling on the bottom of the formulation . Of course Squalane is a non polar oil while TEC is. Is that the reason of the observed settling ? I will try to use a thickener so solve the issue..any other suggestions ?

    Cdsgames replied 1 year ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Cdsgames

    March 22, 2023 at 11:18 am

    Gentle bump..

  • chemicalmatt

    March 24, 2023 at 10:42 am

    Are you certain that settling is not due to the mineral(s)? Without a rheology additive, those will always settle eventually. That being said, I have to believe that triethyl citrate and squalane are not miscible for the very reason you mention. If it is one of these lipids settling, then try a coupler ester like coco caprylate or dibutyl adipate.

  • Cdsgames

    March 29, 2023 at 11:14 am

    I am monitoring , yes it seems to me now that only the minerals are settling . Still I am not sure that I understand is squalane miscible with any vegetable oils for example (they are polar) ?

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