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  • PeaceLoveNaturals
    Hey girly! Do you formulate on the side? I know your a pharmacist, but just asking?
    May 18
    • Pharma
      Pharma
      Hey Darlin'. Yup, I do it as a hobby mostly for me and my wife =) .
    • PeaceLoveNaturals
      PeaceLoveNaturals
      LOL oh shnap I called you girly...or maybe you are a girl haha thats cool. The flower is throwing me off.
  • Graillotion
    Curious....last night I was reading...and came across a chart comparing 'feel' of some different esters.....and they listed both:
    Cetyl ester
    and
    Cetyl palmitate

    From the forum....I thought these were synonyms?  Am I wrong?  And yes....they had slightly different ratings.
    May 19
    • Pharma
      Pharma
      Cetyl palmitate is cetyl alcohol esterified with palmitic acid. Cetyl ester simply says that one part of the molecule is cetyl alcohol which is esterified to something else... what 'else' means is completely unknown and can be anything with a carboxylic acid functional group. Example: cetyl cocoate mean cetyl alcohol plus fatty acids from coconut oil. And then, there is the even more unknown where the name is simply 'ester oil' (most natural oils are triglycerids = triesters but that doesn't count here in cosmetic 'nomenclature'). Ester oils usually refer to 'synthetic' liquid wax i.e. fatty (mono-)alcohols esterified with fatty (mono-)acids such as jojoba esters = fractionated and esterified fatty alcohols and fatty acids from jojoba oil (jojoba oil is already a mixture of ester oils and allegedly the only natural liquid wax) or it can mean cetearyl isononanoate (Cetiol SN). It even includes isoamyl laurate (Dermofeel sensolv) or isopropyl myristate, which both aren't regarded as liquid wax.
    • Graillotion
      Graillotion
      Just curious....are you somewhat familiar with FloraTech's product line?
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