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  • Natural/Organic gel eyeliner not drying

    Posted by chickenskin on July 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    I am having issues with a gel eyeliner not drying and creating smudges after 15-20 minutes.  Any ideas on a natural/organic material to use?  Below are the appox values and formula.

    % Material 
    45 CASTOR OIL
    1 ROSA
    CANINA SEED OIL 
    0.5 CARNAUBA WAX  
    5 BIS-DIGLYCERYL
    POLYACYLADIPATE-2
    5 SILICA
    0.5 CANDELILLA WAX
    0.5 YELLOW IRON OXIDES CI
    77492
    2 RED IRON
    OXIDES CI 77491
    30 BLACK IRON
    OXIDES CI 77499
    ngarayeva001 replied 3 years, 7 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • AuroraBorealis

    Member
    July 3, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Your formulation is about 70% oils so it’s surprising that it’s not drying. What is your bench mark? What is the list of ingredients your starting from?

  • chickenskin

    Member
    July 3, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    @AuroraBorealis I know!  Here is the benchmark  

    https://www.thedetoxmarket.com/products/hush-and-dotti-organic-gel-eyeliner

    The product I’m developing can’t have coconut and must have that ‘gel’ like rheology.  So it can be scooped out of the small pod easily and it’s not like a balm.

  • Sponge

    Member
    July 4, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Have you tried simply increasing the amount of wax? How is the texture currently?

    Also, what’s natural to your brand? We generally need a lot of information before we can be helpful because we need to understand everything about the product via text before we can make helpful recommendations. 

  • ngarayeva001

    Member
    July 5, 2019 at 8:35 am

    It’s a balm not a gel. I don’t see any reason why it doesn’t smudge (no film formers). Have you tested the benchmark? I am quite sure it smudges too.