Very light emulsion. Frame formulation

Level: Beginner

Due to feedback from different sources and based on my own experience, I can tell you that a beginner should start formulating with a very basic combination of the ingredients for the following reasons:

  1. You will not be discouraged already at the beginning by the list of the raw materials that could be not only expensive but also have very different requirements in relation to temperature, pH, compatibility, shelf life, individual needs of your skin etc.
  2. You will not feel demotivated as your emulsion will go wrong. And it will go wrong in 99% of the cases if you choose a complex formulation as a beginner.

How to work with Xanthan gum

Xanthan gum is a natural gum that is used in cosmetics, as a thickener and emulsion stabilizer for lotions, creams, liquid soap, shower gels, body washes and shampoos. Xanthan gum produces a large increase in the viscosity of a liquid with the addition of a very small amount of gum. As little as 0.1% can be used in many applications.