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Does type of emulsifier have effect on stability of emulsion without water phase thickener?
I have seen many lotions with cationic emulsifier that doesn’t have water phase thickener. For example this lotion from Aveno
A cationic emulsifier (as I have recently discovered) eliminates a whole arsenal of tools from the bench….a lot of the gums and essentially all the polymerics. You have seen me battle through this situation (with my questions)…and it seemed like HEC or HPC were the only options. I found them disgusting.
However, some Swiss wizard did help me figure a way to slip some 305 into the formula, and keep it stable. It is a blended formula of 165 and Varisoft EQ 65.