Source for Polyhydroxystearic acid
I’m new to the forum and just starting off as a “do-it-your-self” cosmetic formulator.
I do have a basic chemistry education so I’m not starting from scratch. I want to
thank everyone on chemistscorner because I have learned a lot from reading these discussions.
I mainly order my ingredients from retail sites like
Ingredients To Die for, etc. However, I’m having trouble finding a source for small
quantities of Polyhydroxystearic acid. I’m working on a mineral sunscreen (ZnO)
and it appears that polyhydroxystearic acid is pretty much a necessary dispersal
agent in low oil formulas. Do I just email the major suppliers for a sample or
does anyone know of a retail website? Does a Ulprospector.com account really
help to get small quantities of products.. if an at-home “do-it-your-selfer”
can even get an account?