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  • Hi, you might want to try this https://www.alexmo-cosmetics.de/Viscolid-palm-oil-free_1It's a natural oil thickener, but also could be used as a substitute of the fatty alcohols.
  • I think the Rotilabo homogenizer could be useful for for small volumes, under the 100ml for example. Dynamix should be used for volumes of 100ml and above. It's head is too massive, and in a small beaker it will cause a "storm" then the ha…
  • You are right, this lady has extremely unpleasant voice and pronunciation, but the English language isn't her native language, so I think we should be more tolerant. My English is awful either, but I think you can understand me? Anyway, this video i…
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 If you take a look at the article you will understand that the paddle mixer and the homogenizer are different things. They are not equal, but as the author of the article said - the paddle stirrer is "must have devise" an…
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 Yes that's my device! By the way the homogenizing unit is made by high quality metal and it's very easy to be cleaned. You don't even need of dishwashing gel, the metal surface doesn't hold anything so you can clean it with just a …
  • Take a look at this article. It seems that the homogenizers for home use like Blendia, but the Dynamix is quite similar, so they can't achieve a stable and finer emulsions compared to the professional devices. https://skinchakra.eu/blog/archives/360…
  • My "stirrer" is actually a plain kitchen mixer by Bosch. Since I am cosmetic formulation hobbyist I can't afford for myself a professional propeller mixer. The idea is that after the homogenization, the emulsion is getting thick, so the ho…
  • I think you are in a big mistake! You can use Dynamix homogenizer only at the first 2-4 minutes of emulsification, then you should switch to propeller type of mixer, because the emulsion need of different type of mixing. Also the Dynamix does not ha…
  • The trick is to keep the blending/emulsifying head beneath the emulsion.If there is a contact with the air, it will bring it into the emulsion. I have the DYNAMIX DMX 160 homogenizer which I bought from Ebay, and I am very happy with it, but if I am…
  • I have two types of Dimethicone at home - 50cs and 1000cs. The last one I've bought it from Gracefruit.uk. The difference between both is huge. The 50cs is liquid like water and could be substitute of the lightest oils. However, it is suitable for m…
  • Don't waste your time and money with the Montanov 202. I have been used it in the past, and have to say that it is a bit tricky emulsifier with unpredictable stability.
  • Well, that's a question of personal taste. Me personally prefer to make a lotion like emulsions, because I am concerned about the safety of the products. Basically I use airless dispensers, so me and my clients are not able to touch the whole emulsi…
  • I use GMS SE in my lotions and have to say that it's fantastic coemulsifier. It's anionic by nature, so it benefits the main emulsifier and makes the emulsion more thick and stable. I have a recipe that is combination between Olivem 1000 and GMS SE …
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You can put Olivem into the water phase without any problems. It's not water soluble, but it can emulsifies perfectly it this situation. If you look at the manufacturer of Olivem 1000 - Hallstar, they suggest two options for this em…
  • If you put Olivem 1000 in the water phase, you can moderate the soaping effect. I always use the Olivem in the water phase and I have never noticed any soaping effect.
  • I have all the three - Cetyl, Cetostearyl and Behenyl. It's true, I rarely use the Cetostearyl, so I can't share any thoughts about it. In my lotions I use primarily Behenyl, but to be quite honest I can't find any difference between Behenyl and Cet…
  • It's funny, but i've read about the potential danger of using a GS SE at one of the russian DIY forums. Even more, some people there say that the cationic emulsifiers and those with high HLB are dangerous for use in products that stay on the skin. I…
  • Hi ngarayeva00, actually I understand the Russian language perfectly. I visit some Russian and Ukrainian DIY forums, but I am not quite satisfied. There's a lot of opinions there, but mostly false or just a talking without a meaning at all. It's ver…
  • Hi ngarayeva001, and thanks for the answers. I am replying a bit late, but I wanted to test the ingredients before to give my feedback. Recently I have purchased some ingredients from Gracefruit, including that Dimethicone 1000 and Cyclomethicone. A…
  • I am not a pro, but I do experiments at home for fun, and I have had a similar problems. It seems that most of the emulsifiers are electrolyte intolerant. I've sent a lot of expensive ingredients at the bin, because of that! Recently I have found a …
  • Hi again, I have tried to make the lotion again on my own risk, but I have changed the formula. I added 3% Montanov 202 and removed the Olive squalane. Also I divided the lotion in two beakers, one for basic lotion and another to test the reacti…
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Hi Gunther, actually I am like a child in a candy shop, in the world of cosmetics. I just experimenting with the different ingredients, to see what will happen. You are right about the butylene glycol. BTSM 50 also contains Cetyl al…
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Hi JonahRay, and thanks for the answer. Actually I don't care for these "green" concepts, since the ingredients are the same thing. My point of interest actually was focused for the difference between the "organic&quo…
  • I
have read something about this in Susan's swiftcraftymonkey blog. In
one of her posts she mentioned that „Studies have shown that
conventional emulsifiers could cause irritation to our skin by
disrupting the skin’s …
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