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what about Stearic Acid? Ive never worked with it before, would this work and how is best incorporated....water, oil? Not at all?
I apologize for my ignorance. I'm new at the skincare/lotion aspect of making cosmetics, I mostly do the "color", i.e. eyeshadows, eyeliners, lipstick, etc. That is why I am asking these questions before I make something incredibly dangerous and bad. I had a stint as a soap-maker, and know about the dangers that would lie ahead of mixing chemicals, acids and bases, etc. all will-nilly. I was consulting everyone for a gentle way to emulsify oils and water, without the threat of burning one's skin off. Sorry if I misled you in thinking I was inexperienced, and I am in THIS arena. Again, my apologies
My questions was for more of a serum, not a lotion, cream or any "hard" product....a stable, viscous fluid. I know about formulating oil in water in lipstick using waxes, etc, I just didn't know if the same rules apply when formulating something more liquid....I was researching if you CAN include waxes in a product such as a serum, as I have not seen it on any of my labels...and from what I read, some of the ingredients in these preservatives can also act an emulsifier (unless I have read some misinformation in my searches) as well as a preservative. I am a beginner to skincare, my closest experience is with powder, not anything close to a serum. the ingredients are coconut & rosewater with argan & rosehip oil, and I've been just shaking it, but it would have been nice to have them mixed together in a stable state. If it is not possible, I am fine with that, even making it miscible would be satisfactory. And I figured if I were to get correct information in my education in this area, this site would provide amazing and correct results instead of the load of misinformation on various websites that pop up when you use a search engine, not barbs at my experience (or rather inexperience)
If it is clear or milky, it doesn't matter, just a viscous fluid. the list of ingredients are:
Ingredients: Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Alcohol Denat., Sodium Chloride, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Fragrance.
I was going to replace the Leuconosatic Ferment with either Cap-2 or Cap-5 (just to see if it would work in its place & because I already have it on-hand but both in limited amoutns) and in my original question, would either of these two preservatives (and if so, which one) would have the effect that I was looking for as well as acting as its original function
Again, thanks for the links
I do understand what you are saying. Stumbling across this site was, I thought, a good addition of accumulating the proper information, as there is much misinformation out there. If it seems like one of my questions seems too primary or doesn't make sense, then just skip it.
And again, thanks for the links