What are the benchmark textures in emulsion cosmetics for face and body…that use gums?
I seem to have come to a cross roads in my formulation. Much of what I am currently working on will require gums vs polymerics. I have learned from some of the wonderful contributors on this site, how to make beautiful textures based on the polymerics.
For some reason, I like to keep a basic continuity in my products, across the board. So my very functional products are taking me back to gums. I would like to drag my textural beauties (albeit kicking and screaming) along for the ride. (If possible.)
I am absolutely not someone who ‘dupes’, in fact the concept irritates me. However….I absolutely believe you can learn from the structural bones of good products and textures by studying the best of the best.
So I would like to hear of some moisturizing products (face/body/hand) that have blown you away with texture….and you were even more blown away when you looked at the INCI and found no polymerics….but gum and some accompanying enhancers. By no means am I asking the gum to do the heavy lifting…just to be present without bringing negative baggage to the party.
My preliminary thought will be to use one of these three combos:
Siligel (Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Pullulan)
Solagum AX (Acacia Senegal Gum & Xanthan Gum)
A 50/50 blend of Xanthan and Sclerotium.
I use all the magic pixie dust and liquid slip and slide ingredients, so mainly I need viscosity enhancement without the “too much X-gum” feel.