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    Posted by belassi on October 13, 2017 at 1:35 am

    I want to reformulate my first product, which is a knock-off of E&C’s shea butter hand cream. What I want to do is remove the 0.25% cyclopentasiloxane. It has 0.25% dimethicone petrolatum also, but that can stay. I have available, Silsense DW-18 (water dispersible silicone) and Cetiol Sensoft. Which would be the better choice to maintain the silky sensation the existing product has?

    belassi replied 6 years, 9 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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    October 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    My bet would be the Silsense with the silicone backbone for silky feel on skin.You can always try both and choose the best.

  • Bill_Toge

    October 13, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    a rep recently recommended coco-caprylate/caprate (Cetiol LC from BASF, among others) as a replacement

  • belassi

    October 13, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Oh wow. Looks like either might work. I will have to make two different lab-size batches and run a customer test.

  • belassi

    October 14, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Update 1: Made a 500g batch replacing the cyclo with Silsense. No problem; in fact, the result seems improved. Viscosity increased just a little.

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