Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating problems with sepgel 305 for milky cleanser

  • problems with sepgel 305 for milky cleanser

    Posted by soapworksdupe on March 29, 2024 at 2:53 pm

    my emulsion works for this formula but i need help with a thickening agent. I want something soft and milky (attempting to dupe the stratia cleansing milk)


    water 82.5%

    olivem 300 4%

    MCT 4%

    rice bran oil 4%

    cetearyl alcohol 1.5%

    glyceryl stearate 1.5%

    sepgel 305 0.5%

    allantoin 0.5%

    liquid germall plus 0.5%

    i ended up using about 0.6g sepgel for a 30g batch it was too thick I want something thats glides and is ultra thin and “skinks” straight in. with the stratia one if i glide a finger on it it leaves a soft shiny look on my hand with no soaping. i need some feedback please

    chemicalmatt replied 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Camel

    March 29, 2024 at 8:17 pm

    You could try Olivem® 2020 at a 1:3 ratio with Olivem® 300. I’ve found this to have a great skin-feel in my opinion.

  • chemicalmatt

    April 8, 2024 at 1:03 pm

    Rapidgel EZ1 at 1.0% would do the trick and you might reduce the Olivem 300 at same time. Final viscosity would be a thin lotion more like what you are looking for.

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