Q&A: How to use Sepimax ZEN in an emulsion (part two)

Welcome back to this short series on using Sepimax ZEN in emulsions! Yesterday, in part one, we learned how to use it in an emulsion; why we use the smaller amounts we do; and how to wet, disperse, and hydrate it. We took a look at a formula in which we used 0.2% to thicken...

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Q&A: How to use Sepimax ZEN in an emulsion (part one)

In the monthly Q&A, Jaime asked, Hi Susan. I could use your advice working with Sepimax ZEN. I have a thick foot cream that I make with 2.5% Sepimax ZEN (INCI: Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6). (Note, it’s an anionic or negatively charged rheology modifier that works to thicken the oil phase by gelling.) When I mix it...

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Q&A: Can you use hydrolyzed proteins with xanthan gum in gelled facial cleansers? Part two, answering these questions!

In the monthly Q&A, Samantha asked, I’m trying to learn more about gel facial cleansers thickened with more “natural” ingredients. I can’t seem to find the answer to this question after searching your blog. Should I not use hydrolyzed proteins in products thickened with xanthan gum? I’m learning to only use quaternized proteins in cationics, but...

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Q&A: Can you use hydrolyzed proteins with xanthan gum in gelled facial cleansers? Part one, what’s a gelled facial cleanser (with formulas)

In the monthly Q&A, Samantha asked, I’m trying to learn more about gel facial cleansers thickened with more “natural” ingredients. I can’t seem to find the answer to this question after searching your blog. Should I not use hydrolyzed proteins in products thickened with xanthan gum? I’m learning to only use quaternized proteins in cationics, but...

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