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  • ways to improve my formula

    Posted by darferiha on November 17, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Guys, will be thankful if you can help check or suggest on my below facial clay mask formula, i’m not complaining but i intend to spread at retail shops.

    Ingredients:

    %
    Aqua
    (Purified Water)
    41
    Moroccan
    Lava Clay (Rhassoul Clay)
    40
    Glycerin 5
    Sodium
    Lactate
    5
    Argania
    Spinosa Kernel Oil (Argan Oil)
    5
    Tocopherol
    Acetate (Vitamin E)
    1
    Tocopherol
    (Vitamin E)
    1
    Phenoxyethanol (and)
    Caprylyl Glycol (Optiphen)
    1
    Gluconolactone
    (and) Sodium Benzoate (Neodefend)
    1
    Total 100
    ngarayeva001 replied 1 year, 2 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
  • 3 Replies
  • ngarayeva001

    Member
    November 20, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Preservation system might need improvement. Clay is very difficult to preserve. I would use parabens.

  • darferiha

    Member
    November 17, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Thank you Perry, i’m final reading the ratios before sending to the lab, concern is mainly with the formula balance and the broader preservatives i’m using.

    Patrik, thank you too for the antioxidant note, definitely as you advised. 

  • Paprik

    Member
    November 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    In my opinion you have way too much Tocopherol. You are trying to protect 5% lipid only. This much might cause pro-oxidation. 

    I would also drop Tocopherol Acetate or remove it completely. Tocopherol will give you some skin antioxidant benefits too. 

    Other than that, I have the same question as Perry. 

  • Perry

    Member
    November 17, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    I don’t exactly understand your request.  What aspect of your formula do you want  to improve?