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  • Why Does This Burn My Eyes

    Posted by denise.berger on May 3, 2023 at 5:50 am

    I made this beautiful cleansing balm but it burns THE CRAP out of my eyes. Anyone have any ideas what it could be?

    30g total

    35.00% jojoba oil 10.5

    5% GLYCERIN 1.5

    5% IPM 1.5

    15% sodium methyl taurate 4.5

    15% glyceryl caprylate caprate 4.5

    7% trihydroxystearin 2.1

    3% jojoba wax 0.9

    10.00% lauryl laurate 3

    0.60% polyglyceryl oleate 0.18

    0.50% preservative 0.15

    0.50% fragrance 0.15

    2% wheat protein 0.6

    1% oil sol botanical 0.42

    denise.berger replied 3 weeks, 4 days ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Perry44

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    May 3, 2023 at 11:29 am

    It could be caused by the sodium methyl taurate or trihydroxystearin

  • denise.berger

    May 3, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    PERRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! I was thinking it might be the trihydroxystearin as it’s a new ingredient I’m working with. The SMT is supposed to be somewhat gentle. I tried researching the trihydroxystearin but there isn’t anything out there about it’s effects on mucous membranes. Thanks for the reply. So good to hear from you. Still waiting for you to start a podcast for us formulators!!!