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  • Working with silica dimethyl silylate

    Posted by Anonymous on March 2, 2020 at 2:32 am

    I want to add this to a lip gloss formula I’m working on but I’m having trouble working with it. It’s so light my scale doesn’t register it. Does anyone have any tip or tricks for using this ingredient? 

    ngarayeva001 replied 4 years, 3 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Chemist77

    Member
    March 2, 2020 at 3:27 am

    Make a 1% solution in one of the emollients and then add it to the formulation. 

  • ngarayeva001

    Member
    March 2, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    It is light, but you need 3-5% for a lip gloss, which means that even if you make just 30gr scale with two decimals will register it. It doesn’t work with polar oils btw. Or shall I say, the one I have (covasilic 15) doesn’t thicken polar oils.

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