Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Pomade emulsion watery on breakdown

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  • oldperry

    February 28, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    @manny - “Toxicological test data on Ozokerite, Ceresin, Montan Wax, Paraffin, Microcrystalline Wax, Emulsifying Wax N.F, Synthetic Wax and Synthetic Beeswax are presented. Based on the documented animal and clinical test data, it is concluded that these waxes are safe for use as cosmetic ingredients in the present practices of concentration and use.”

  • oldperry

    February 28, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    @gregwhite - Stability depends on how you make it and the other ingredients in the formula. 

  • Chemist79

    August 3, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    @johnb @Perry I would love to draw on your experience here regarding mixing method. I am formulating a Brylcreem type product but I am struggling with stability in particular temperature cycling/ freeze thaw. The current method I have been using is heat oil, calcium hydroxide and waxes to 80C, heat water and water solubles to 50C. Add water phase to oil phase slowly with stirring only to form a pre-emulsion. At 50C add fragrance, antioxidant and extracts and mix for 5 minutes before transferring to a homogeniser and high speed homogenise until a thick, white, glossy emulsion is formed.

    Any hints or tips would be greatly appreciated. @johnb I have messaged you separately with further information, I hope you don’t mind but given your experience here any advice would be fantastic, many thanks in advance. 

  • gnomebeard

    November 15, 2018 at 8:47 am

    I have the same issue.  I keep getting this mealy texture.  @gregwhite the only difference is that I am making a clay pomade.  Have you had any luck getting your emulsion go work?  Read my discussions. 

  • justa_pinch

    November 28, 2018 at 3:26 am

    @gnomebeard same here, very light and yet clumpy.

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