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  • Required Cost effective thickener for Skin Cream

    Posted by Priya on May 19, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Dear Friends,
    Please suggest us cost effective but better quality thickener for our existing Skin cream in Indian Market.

    As you all know in India summer season temperature goes up to near 50°C. In such conditions cosmetic product may loses its viscosity. What is the solution for the Skin cream if it drop its viscosity in such climate??

    Bobzchemist replied 8 years ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • ashish

    May 19, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Use Ultrez range from Lubrizol or Pemulen TR1 and TR2

  • PharmaSpain

    May 23, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I ignore his price (maybe it is not cost-effective) but 2 year ago Gattefossé won an in-cosmetic award with the emulsifier emulium meliffera. It was suppose to have a good performance in most of climate conditions.

  • Bobzchemist

    May 24, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    I’m going to try to use this as a teaching moment.

    The two questions you have to ask yourself are:
    1) Where is the viscosity in my cream coming from? (If you don’t already know, you can figure out this answer with a knock-out experimental series - which are the ingredients, when removed, decrease the viscosity of the batch?)
    2) Why is the viscosity decreasing with increasing heat? 

    The answers to those questions will guide you towards a solution.

    If, for example, the viscosity in your cream is coming from waxy materials, and the viscosity is decreasing because those materials are melting in the heat, then you have to replace them with something that has a relatively constant viscosity when it is heated. Carbopol gels are an example of this. (Keeping in mind, though, that almost everything that’s not a solid will decrease in viscosity as heat increases)

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