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  • Thanks everyone :-)  Im not at all familiar with dyes etc, but obviously what I need is a dye instead of a pigment.  I have since tried several direct dyes and they will suffice with some formula modification. 
  • Priya,  I understand that tacky/sticky feeling from your formulation you talked about... Can I suggest, maybe keep the grade of Petroleum Jelly you have, add something simple like capric/caprylic triglicerides or C 12-15 Alky Benzoate and THEN thick…
  • eg;  Zoological Institute (Hanover) - Dogs skin pH (Abdominal) ranged from 4.84 - 6.97, but under stress could be much higher (this could include bathing! LOL) Cats 5.4-6.7.
  • @David... wow thank you for that link!  This is a particular area of interest for me, and I'm always on the lookout for different papers/trials and findings :-)  Different results from other studies but these are veterinary based (Colorado St Uni),…
  • @ Belassi ... I made the base mix as above, I used (Sensient) a pigment dispersion in Isododecane (Carbon Black/oxide) and it settles within 6 hrs.no water here other than in the Ethanol (97.5%). do you have any ideas?
  • Thanks for those links Bobzchemist :-) Would these colours still not precipitate to the bottom of my bottle?  I need to keep the formula super simple for cost. Quick dry hence the Ethanol (50%), Cyclo with 3% Dimethiconol/Cyclo for a little gloss.  …
  • Neutral pH is paramount. The pH of animals skin (fur covered mammals) is generally a lot lower than human skin, and varies from breed to breed also. Domestic pets are also prone to all sorts of dermatitis so the more mild surfactants you can use the…
  • Thanks guys. Difficult for me to describe the exact product, but a basic color enhancing spray shine.  I need hi gloss, much like a volatile silicone hair glosser, which is why the high oil content. I should have said ester/silicone perhaps as the o…
  • Thank you Bobzchemist!
  • HI, back again!  Ok, so I have a tin of stuff here... acetone, resin, pigment are the only listed ingredients. It is water thin and black.  I'm guessing it is some sort of wood stain essentially but used on nails (as in fingernails!)  I would like t…
  • ah brilliant. Thanks milliachemist!  
  • Editing to add... I need a THIN (low viscosity) ultra gloss, super fast drying top coat (clear) and same that can hold a pigment (black).  So many conflicting ingredients I am searching... any directions would be helpful. Thanks
  • @ Bobzchemist LOL thanks for that.... arrrgghhh I already did!  I have a kg of Indopol H100 and of course I spilt some :-o  I am using Iso Alcohol to cleanup, I have a lovely shiny wood floor though... How would the H1900 go with polyamides?  I am w…
  • Is the product you need or something similar already manufactured?  Maybe start with contacting the manufacturer that makes a similar type of product and see if they will work on it with you.  Reverse engineering is what you are after if you contact…
  • Thanks guys... will check them out.   I'm not looking to replace it entirely... just halve it in a lipgloss type formula. It (CO) can sometimes be an irritant in high amounts, I patch tested on my arm for a day and it did irritate after excersise.  …
  • Hi all. Thought I should give an update for anyone looking at previous posts for Oil Thickeners. I havent yet finished all formulations as there are still several ingredients to try. But most successful so far (for my purposes) has been using a co…
  • over here.... where are you located Belassi?
  • Apologies for being so tardy! Overrun with work and little people. Sorry - its a terrible Australian (I just deleted Ozzy) habit to abbreviate everything, or alternately ad an O or EY so it sounds good when we yell it :-\ I did mean Non-ionic Emul…
  • going to add.... prefer non rheology modifiers.  P
  • Hi mikebavington From a consumer point of view I would stick with well known names... I have been flicked to small dodgey cart sites for various products and I'm put off about placing orders there.  I have recently changed to Shopify, easy, cheap, …
  • Hi!  Thanks for approving me to join this forum.  My name is Paula, from the west coast of Australia. I have no background in Chemistry, barely made it through a few yrs of high school actually, but have had a bit of interest in cosmetics and formul…
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