Basic Water-in-Silicone Serum

Lotioncrafter Serum SE is a proprietary blend of self emulsifying silicone fluids designed to make the creation of water-in-silicone emulsions (or serums) simple. Along with Lotioncrafter Serum SE, serums are created and stabilized using a sodium chloride/sodium citrate buffer. This reduces interfacial tension and improves stability, as does the addition of glycerin and/or glycols (dipropylene, propylene or butylene glycol). These also contribute to increased preservative efficacy. This is a cold process emulsion; therefore if you have concerns about the quality of your water, heat and hold it at 180°F for 20 minutes and cool it to room temperature before proceeding. High shear (stick blender) mixing is not required; mixing with a stand mixer at moderate to high speed is preferred. 

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  Basic Water-in-Silicone Serum

 

Percent

Grams

Ounces

Ingredient

Phase A

37.00

111.00

3.700

Lotioncrafter Serum SE

 

10.00

30.00

1.000

Dipropylene Glycol

Phase B

51.75

155.25

5.175

Distilled Water

 

0.25

0.75

0.025

Sodium Citrate

 

0.50

1.50

0.050

Sodium Chloride (uniodized table salt)

 

0.40

1.20

0.040

Liquid Germall Plus

 

0.10

0.30

0.010

Tetrasodium EDTA (powder)

 

  1. Combine Phase A ingredients in mixing vessel and set aside.

  1. Combine all Phase B ingredients and stir to dissolve.

  1. Using a stand or hand mixer on moderate to high speed, begin to add Phase B  ingredients to the Phase A  mixing vessel in a very slow stream or trickle (slow addition is critical). Once all of the water is incorporated, continue mixing 10-15  minutes until the emulsion is smooth and uniform. The final lengthy mixing will insure a  smaller, uniform  droplet  size of the discontinuous water phase, improving long term stability.

Makes 300 grams (10 oz).


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