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  • phenoxyethanol is thinning my formula!!

    Posted by carrie_chem on March 14, 2024 at 4:25 am

    hii i’m trying to make a surfactant based wash and using phenoxyethanol as my preservative, but it’s decreasing the viscosity of my product. i’ve already tried adding hpmc and nacl but it’s not increasing the viscosity enough.

    i’m considering using carbomers, any suggestions? thank you in advance 🙂

    ketchito replied 3 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • ketchito

    March 14, 2024 at 6:22 am

    To give you a better advice, you need to list your formula ingredients without percentages. Also, what’s the level of Phenoxyethanol you’re using and when and how you’re adding it.

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