Facial wash with carbomer

AndraousAndraous Member
edited May 1 in Formulating
Any one have an idea concerning facial wash SLES base with carbomer. 
My problem is that the formula isnt clear and i have a low viscosity 

Comments

  • I think only SepiMax zen can Solve this.
  • AndraousAndraous Member
    I think only SepiMax zen can Solve this.
    Thank you very much 
  • PaprikPaprik Member
    Hello,

    you would need to include your formula, so we can see what could go wrong.
    Carbomers are usually electrolyte sensitive, so if you tried to thicken the product with salt (due to SLES) it could be the cause. 
    As amitvedakar mentioned, Sepimax zen is electrolyte resistant, so this could help you. 

    Let us know! Hope this helps :)
  • AndraousAndraous Member
    Paprik said:
    Hello,

    you would need to include your formula, so we can see what could go wrong.
    Carbomers are usually electrolyte sensitive, so if you tried to thicken the product with salt (due to SLES) it could be the cause. 
    As amitvedakar mentioned, Sepimax zen is electrolyte resistant, so this could help you. 

    Let us know! Hope this helps :)
    No i dont use salt. 
    I tried to make the base as below
    SLES 12%
    COCO GLUCISIDE 10%
    CARBOMER 21       0.8%
  • AndraousAndraous Member
    Can i use another carbomer not similar to sepimax zen
  • AndraousAndraous Member
    Can i use this one
    TC- carbomer 340 
  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    This is solved by thickening with acrylates copolymers such as Synthalen W-600 (3V Sigma) or Carbopol Aqua SF-1. A whole lot less expensive and easier to use than Sepimax ZEN also. That material is better used in o/w emulsions.
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