Soap based cream

Hi everyone, 

I am a junior chemist that been working in a cosmetic manufacturing company for a year. I get involved in R & D too and I'm working on soap based type of facial wash cream at the moment.
So here's something that bothering me.. When I poured the KOH solution into the mixture(DI water, glycerin, fatty acids etc) at 80'C, I got a clear solution with a bit of white sediment so I thought I should homogenize it to disperse everything evenly but I got a white solution instead. Normally when I conduct the experiment, the clear solution turns cloudy and milky at cool down phase around 45'C.
So my question is what is the reason behind my mixture turns milky once I homogenize it even though it is still hot(around 70'C) ? 

Many thanks.


  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student

    You need to post your formula for more advice.
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
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