Natural equivalents for synthetic emollients with awesome texture
Hi, recently tried a sample of this lip mask and was quite taken with its texture: unctuos, glidy, lubricious, thick, non-greasy coating that takes hours to absorb (overnight mask).
I looked at its ingredient list and it is 5 miles long, and full of synthetics. I am a 95% ish natural formulator, so the challenge is identifying natural options for a texture like that. The problem is that I am totally unfamiliar with these synthetic viscosity controlling and emollient ingredients so I started researching them, but without ever having worked with them I can’t easily think of natural replacements. Please help.
1. Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer (oil gellants).
I’m guessing similar to Cosmedia Gel (Dicaprylyl Carbonate (and) Stearalkonium Hectorite (and) Propylene Carbonate), or Tixogel CCT (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (and) Stearalkonium Bentonite (and) Propylene Carbonate), but those are not natural…
Not sure how Cera Bellina or Glyceryl dibehenate compare to it…
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2. Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (synthetic liquid oil that can replace mineral oil or silicone oils).
Something like Luxglide N350 maybe (Diheptyl Succinate (and) Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer)?
Not in this formula, but of interest
3. Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 (thick paste-like emollient ester).
Pomegarnate or Acai sterols?
Not that similar, but maybe Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Caprylate Caprate?
4. Isononyl Isononanoate (rich creamy ester with non-greasy skin feel. Combined with #1 it makes a gel called Versagel® MN 1600 T
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