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  • Montanov emulsifiers causing eye irritation? Cetearyl Alcohol + Coco or Cetearyl Glucoside

    Posted by Zink on July 9, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Wondering if anyone has experience with this, like the light emulsions they make and that they play well with mineral sunscreen, but if used around the eye it seems creams made with them can migrate through the skin and cause ocular irritation (similar to what you get from cleansers with other glucosides).

    Anyone had this experience?

    And if, any other liquid crystal emulsifier alternatives? BTMS does not irritate I know, Olivem 1000 could perhaps also work?

    Zink replied 2 years, 10 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • ozgirl

    Member
    July 9, 2020 at 10:01 pm
    We have used the BASF version of this emulsifier (Emulgade PL68/50 - Cetearyl Glucoside and Cetearyl Alcohol) in a face cream for many years with no reported eye irritation.
    Are you using emollients/oils/esters with a high spreading rate that are allowing the cream to migrate into the eye.
  • Thota

    Member
    July 21, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Have u tried and experienced it personally?
    I hate glucosides in facial cleansers but never had a problem with montanov 68 in creams. 

  • Zink

    Member
    July 24, 2020 at 8:54 am
    Are you using emollients/oils/esters with a high spreading rate that are allowing the cream to migrate into the eye.”

    Using capric/caprylic triglycerides. Experienced it personally!