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  • weight loss - drying out

    Posted by zoya on December 7, 2023 at 4:49 am


    I recently created a fluid-like cream serum formula using mainly natural ingredients. It works wonderfully on the skin, on the other hand I realised some weight loss after stability testing. It has Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate combined with Glyceryl Stearate to emulsify low levels of fatty alcohols and medium polarity esters. For stabilization I used a fine grade of xanthan gum (0.5%). I would like to stay away from synthetic polymers (because of environmental considerations). Unfortunately, for now, I also have to stick with a simple bottle container with dropper cap, so airless container is not possible. Do you have anything in mind to help avoid water loss/drying out of a product?

    Thank you!

    chemicalmatt replied 2 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • chemicalmatt

    December 7, 2023 at 9:28 am

    @Zoya We cannot offer much help without knowing the other ingredients, especially anything remotely volatile - such as water. If you stored inside a HDPE single-wall bottle during the ACC stability phase, you definitely lost some water.

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