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  • Need advise on Face Serum

    Posted by hakem on June 4, 2023 at 8:17 am

    Hi i just create a fase serum for moiturizing and brightening. But the serum feel sticky on the skin. How to reduce/remove the sticky? Final pH is 6

    Thank You

    Aqua 75.24

    Disodium Edta 0.1

    Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate 3

    Niacinamide 5

    D-Panthenol 0.44

    Alpha-Arbutin 2

    N-Acetyl Glucosamine 3

    Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin 1

    Propanediol 3

    Allantoin 0.3

    Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil 0.3

    Fragrance 0.1

    Glycerin 5

    Sodium Hyaluronate 1.3

    mikethair replied 11 months, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 11 Replies
  • 11 Replies
  • Abdullah

    Member
    June 4, 2023 at 11:17 am

    Remove panthenol and glycerin

    • hakem

      Member
      June 4, 2023 at 8:09 pm

      thank you

  • fareloz

    Member
    June 4, 2023 at 11:47 am

    Reduce glycerine or add some silicones

    • hakem

      Member
      June 4, 2023 at 8:10 pm

      thank you. silicone can dissolved in water? can i use peg-12 dimethicone?

      • fareloz

        Member
        June 5, 2023 at 7:42 am

        No, silicones are not soluble in water. You need to emulsify them. Dimethicone should be fine

      • Abdullah

        Member
        June 6, 2023 at 12:07 am

        Yes peg-12 dimethicone is a good option

  • hakem

    Member
    June 8, 2023 at 9:41 am

    @fareloz @Abdullah should i just remove glycerin or keep glycerin and just adding peg-12 dimethicone?

    • Abdullah

      Member
      June 8, 2023 at 10:17 pm

      Remove it

  • mikethair

    Member
    June 8, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    Over the past 20+ years, I have formulated face serums (I prefer the term face oil) for various brands globally. And my approach has always been to formulate using high-quality oils that will provide the outcomes required by the client.

    These formulations have been enormously successful.

    • hakem

      Member
      June 9, 2023 at 1:18 am

      is oil base serum much better than water based?

    • mikethair

      Member
      June 9, 2023 at 1:44 am

      Hi Harkem,

      When you ask me if “oil base serum much better than water based?” two thoughts come to mind.

      (1) I’m an old scientist (in my 70s) and when you mention the word ” serum” what comes to mind is the clear liquid part of the blood that remains after blood cells and clotting proteins have been removed. At one time I worked in a serology lab where we worked with bovine serum.

      (2) I listen to my clients and the specs for new products they are asking me to formulate for their brand. And based on these specs, I will tend toward formulating high-quality oils.

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