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  • Silicons substitutes and denat. Alcohol

    Posted by Stefano on March 24, 2023 at 5:05 am

    Hi everyone,

    I happen to change an old fomula for a leg draining gel, which is full of silicones, with more natural ingredients (i.e. caprylil/caprilate and phytosterol). As emulsifying agents i am using Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 and a mix of polyacrilates, alkanes and polygliceryl laurate. The problem is i have a high percentage of alcohol (18%), which completly destroys my gel. Is there a way to keep the alcohol as it is withouth reducing it?

    chemicalmatt replied 2 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • chemicalmatt

    March 24, 2023 at 7:54 am

    Rapidgel EZ-1 from 3V Sigma USA will do the job handily. This is the acrylic crosspolymer many folks used during the alcohol hand sanitizer bonanza in 2020 - 2021. It is associative so a little goes far if there are fatty alcohol builders involved in your formula.