W in O emulsion
Hi, I make skin care products.
One of the products I make is an oil based scrub with an emulsifier in it to help with feel. I use vegecide in the product to help reduce the chance of contamination.
Vegecide from all distributors is out of stock.
I don’t really like using just straight Oil and an exfoliant as a scrub. Leaves the oil left behind on the skin.
I use Leucidal complete along with other plant extracts to preserve water based products (IE aspen bark powder).
At the moment I am using Olive M 1000 to emulsify my products and as the sole emulsifier in the scrubs.
I’m trying to come up with a way to preserve my emulsified scrubs since they will come in contact with water. I have seen a few INCIs with Oils, Leucidal Complete, and an emulsifier. This doesn’t make sense to me since the emulsifiers used aren’t W/O they are O/W emulsifiers.
Any ideas? I’m trying to avoid phenonip and phenoxythanol. Trying to stick with as plant-based (I know) a product as posisble.