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  • Vegetable Based Polymeer

    Posted by Anonymous on July 16, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Can anyone recommend a vegetable based polymer for a mascara formulation that will impart transfer resistance and drying? My formula contains, xanthan, alginates, hydroxyethylcellulose but they are not giving me what I need.  I don’t want to use plastics and silicone since this is an organic formula.  

    Pharma replied 3 years, 10 months ago 6 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Microformulation

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    July 16, 2018 at 3:57 pm
    An Organic product (in the US) is a product that is produced and certified under the USDA NOP Cosmetics program. It is one of the few defined terms in this area.
    That said, I believe you would need to reveal the Formula (materials, percentages, phases) to really give anyone the tools to adequately troubleshoot the issue and suggest appropriate materials.
  • kasiakadziela

    July 26, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Natpure Film AP from Sensient? Try this maybe. I failed once with natural mascara because of not enought resistance, hope you do better ;)

  • Jennova

    October 16, 2018 at 12:44 am

    I’ve recently found Vellaplex by INOLEX, I like it a lot :)

  • Dr Catherine Pratt

    October 19, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Is Lexfeel naturally derived?

  • caro

    July 27, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Jennova said:

    I’ve recently found Vellaplex by INOLEX, I like it a lot :)

    Hi! Do you know where to purchase in the US in lower quantities? The two suppliers I have spoken to have very large MOQs and I have found the effective percentage to be about 2% in my formula, so it would take me a lifetime to get through a 400lb drum. :)

  • Dr Catherine Pratt

    July 27, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Hi there, you can use silicone alternatives like ISOamyl Laurate & the Silc Olives plus you can use Mg Stearate as a binder, water resistant plus non- comodogenic.
    hope this helps Catherine 

  • Pharma

    July 27, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Is Lexfeel naturally derived?

    The LexFeel series is naturally derived ;) though not all LexFeels are polymers but rather (volatile) silicone oil replacements. I have no idea whether they work or not.