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  • Natural Thickener for APG System

    Posted by jjciii on October 14, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Hi,   I am working on a shampoo and 2-1 shampoo and need a natural or whole foods compliant thickening systems for an APG System: Coco-Glucoside, Decyl Glucoside, Coco Hydroxysultaine that have decent rheology.  I don’t know if it’s this combination of surfactants, but the viscosity crashes after adding the surfactants.  I have tried most gums  and in combination with Hydroxypropyl Guar and  Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride for conditioning (adding citric acid to activate).  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    microformulation replied 4 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • markbroussard

    October 14, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    About the only natural ingredient that is going to work with non-ionics is xanthan gum.  For a better skin sensorial, you might try Solagum:  Acacia Gum and Xanthan Gum (Seppic).

  • jjciii

    October 14, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Hi Mark,

    That’s a good thought; I will try.  have you ever tried Sola Tara (Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum) other companies have that one as well.  I appreciate your input. and will try and get back to you.  thanks. J

  • markbroussard

    October 14, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Yes, I am working on a project now that incorporates Sola Tara … similar performance.

  • microformulation

    October 14, 2019 at 11:24 pm

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