SLES emulsion was water thin. Any comments on how to make it lotion like viscosity?This was my first formula with SLES as per advise from @Pharma
SLES 0.4% activePolyglyceryl-10 laurate 0.4%
Caprylhydroxamic acid 0.15%
Water pH 4.6 with citric acidSLES and pg10L was added in water phase. Added oil phase to water phase and homogenize.
The purpose was to make low price anionic emulsion but avoid soaping that comes with sodium stearoyl lactylate and polymer absence ( xanthan gum doesn’t feel so good and others are expensive).
The product was stable, no foam,no soaping and good enough skin feel. But it was water thin.
I did expect lower viscosity because of polymer absence but not water thin.
I then made another batch, one with 1% HEC, one with 1% HPMC. These had soaping and viscosity was also lower than formula with
0.6% sodium stearoyl lactylate
Citric acid to pH 5.1
WaterQuestionIs emulsion with SLS or SLES always water thin without polymer or there was any problem with my method?