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  • Opacifier for a Pearlescent Cleanser

    Posted by ChemWizard on February 10, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Whats a good Opacifier for a Pearlescent Facial cleanser which is slightly transparent?

    Mad.Scnts replied 5 months ago 7 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Ayla

    Member
    February 11, 2014 at 2:58 am

    Are you looking for opacifier or pearlizer ? You could use styrene/acrylate copolymer as an opacifier and a blend of Aqua, Glycol Distearate, Laureth-4, Cocamidopropyl Betaine as a pearlizer. Look at the range of Euperlan by Cognis.

  • OldPerry

    Member
    February 11, 2014 at 9:09 am

    A low level of Glycol Monostearate always worked for me.

  • Gustavo

    Member
    February 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    There’s Euperlan (Cognis) and Antara (Ashland). I usually prepare my own blend of Aqua, Glycol Distearate, SLES, CAPB and Cocamide.

  • DavidW

    Member
    February 12, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    EGMS or EGMS-SE should do the trick.  Try 1%

  • ChemWizard

    Member
    February 12, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks everyone for very helpful suggestions!

  • Solo

    Member
    January 7, 2024 at 12:47 pm

    Hi

    i’m looking for a reliable method to formulate a sulfate-free glycol distearate pearlizing base, i’ve tried laureth 4 and cocamidopropyl betaine but i can’t find the right formula and above all the right process.

  • Mad.Scnts

    Member
    January 10, 2024 at 11:48 pm

    how about EGDS with below 62 degree celcius melting points.

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