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  • Thanks for your notes @MariaSibon !  :) In my case, when I added the glycerin my tests did not solidify at any point, even after 2-3 days of rest. The "glycerin-free" (lol) versions completely solidify in 5-60 minutes or so, depending on …
  • @Joseph141 Sorry if I sounded rude, it wasn't intentional As @Abdullah suggested, increase the PQ7 a little and... add a blend of preservatives to your formulation (1% maybe?). As much as it's for personal use, it is important to preserve the system…
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Thank you for the reply! I'll try to reproduce the same shampoo and see if it stays the same or better 
  • Many thanks to all for the suggestions and guidance. I'll take a look at the ones that were nominated. I will request samples as soon as possible (: @GeorgeBenson I will request respective technical materials when I do so, maybe they will say somet…
  • (Quote) You're right, I'm sorry I guess I just wanted to confirm if there are any sensory or performance changes in the hair that can also be noticed in addition to what Matt said, but I expressed myself badly
  • Hi! Some suppliers of these raw materials can send you technical materials that have these components in their composition. They're often a good starting point if you're undecided (:
  • Hi everyone, it's been a while since this thread. I entered a period of recess and finally we resumed the testing. I bring some updates: - We developed several types of water-based and anhydrous pomades based on the formulas that worked during these…
  • Hi! Sorry for not updating the topic so far. We've managed to establish the base of the pomade and now we're adding other ingredients to see how it performs. We've had success with Ceteareth-20 at 30% in an anhydrous formulation and 17.5%-18% in aqu…
  • Hi! Some time ago we developed some deodorant and antiperspirant formulations in various models (stick, roll-on emulsion, powder, cream...) and they worked very well. On the sticks part, some benchmarks that fit with what you mentioned can be: * P…
  • @ketchito We formulated the base with Tapioca Pure to avoid ingestion problems, and it had no fragrance or surfactants. The concept is that you apply it to the feline while spreading it with your hands so that the formulation absorbs the oil and the…
  • I've already formulated a product that was called "dry shampoo for cats", so it was powdered and aimed to absorb oil from the fur. Because cats groom themselves frequently, not all owners will agree to give them recurring baths (but there …
  • Hi! The value in Kg is always on dry clothes, so an 8Kg washing machine can fit up to 8Kg of dry clothes. Different fabrics and types of clothing (bath, bed, cloths) will weigh in different ways and have different configurations in there taking up …
  • (Quote) @ketchito Thanks for the reply! If I add the agents you mentioned, would the system still be transparent? Apparently my manager wants to keep it clear. According to him, in the reference benchmarkings, the ointments did not present an oily l…
  • About "Thank you": I think it is a great idea! Perhaps the author of the post can "highlight" a comment among those received and write a response below. In addition to being a space to thank the author, everyone would be informed…
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Sorry, my bad. I forgot to mention the SDS i found. I also took a look internally at the technical material we received, which indicated >96 ºC
  • @PhilGeis - If my memory serves me right, dogs don't have the acid mantle that humans have on their skin, which makes it harder for them to deal with potential pathogens when the pH is altered. Different breeds can have different pHs (a lot varies f…
  • I used SCI only in solid (anydrous) formulations, such as bar shampoos and so on, so I end up adding the powder in the oil phase (while heating) and mixing everything until it completely incorporates. However, we have an ingredient of INCI Sodium La…
  • Dogs' skin is often thinner than humans, which makes them relatively more sensitive in many ways. Mark's suggestion is a very good one, keep a pH closer to neutral and formulate with mild surfactants just like you would for a children's product. Al…
  • Great discussion! * I also believe that the search function can be improved, in addition to the search for terms itself, in terms of filtering. Maybe include a filter that makes it possible to sort the responses (newest, oldest, most relevant, least…
  • Hey!  :) As I understand it, you want the final effect of the product to be matte and not shiny on your skin, right? Well, this shine is not necessarily the same thing as hydration (even many products can be shiny AND have a dry feel). Because they…
  • Same!Let me try to explain... 100g of powder + 100g of water = 200g (solution)(we have 50% powder and 50% water; 100g of each) Molecular weight doesn't matter in this situation, we're talking about weight itself, not volume, density or any other sc…
  • Hi! To obtain a 50% solution, just add the same amount of water (in grams). See, if you've decided to use all 100g of powder, add 100g of water and that's enough. There is not much reason to use another measurement scale in this case.
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Hi! :blush: Xanthan Gum is known to make the formulation a little less pretty/fancy than other gums in general. But the "paste" technique can be used for this as well as for Solagum Tara. Basically what you can do is weig…
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Pretty nice to know! Sounds funny to play and apply in the hair, but definitely it's not for me  :D
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Thanks for your comments! OK, here we go: - I'm adding the glycerin because the formulator thought it would be interesting due to the benchmarking's LOI. I didn't know that it could disrupt system stability (just like the PEG-40), c…
  • Very interesting! I've never seen this kind of product before. Can you tell if this spider web effect has any functionality or is it just a visual appeal?
  • Update: I made the gel with 0.5%... it was still sticky, but a lot less than with 1%! I will see if my manager approves this way or prefers more fluidity and then, if necessary, I reduce to 0.3% as suggested. However, it is not very transparent, it …
  • Wow, thank you so much for the points raised @Gordof ! I appreciate your help!  :) Today I will try to manipulate with 0.5% of carbopol to see how it will behave and, in case the result is still viscous, I will follow with your suggestion of 0.3%.…
  • This will depend a lot on where she is geographically - not just the country, but the location (state, city, urban or rural area, how is access to basic sanitation, etc).  :# Sorry if this sounds rude, but it's a little incorrect to label all under…
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