Cream-Gel Mineral Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase A

Weight %

For 120 g / 4.3 oz

 

 

Titanium Dioxide (mineral and whitening agent)

2 %

2.4 g / 0.1 oz / 3/4 tsp

 

 

Iron Oxide Yellow (color)

0.8 %

1 g / 0.04 oz / approx 1/2 tsp

 

 

Iron Oxide Red (color)

0.3 %

0.4 g / 0.01 oz / approx 1/8 tsp

 

 

Iron Oxide Black (color)

0.05 %

0.06 g /  just a hue less than 1/16 tsp

 

 

Mica Spheres (powder, texturizer)

7 %

8.4 g / 0.3 oz / 2 Tbsp

 

 

Phase B

 

 

 

 

Distilled Water (diluent)

64 %

76.8 g / 2.7 oz / 1/4 cup 1 Tbsp

 

 

PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (emulsifier)

4 %

4.8 g / 0.2 oz / 1 tsp

 

 

Glycerin (humectant)

4 %

4.8 g / 0.2 oz / 1 tsp

 

 

EDTA (stabilizer)

0.1 %

0.12 g / 1/16 tsp

 

 

Phase C

 

 

 

 

Macadamia Nut Oil (emollient)

4 %

4.8 g / 0.2 oz / 1 tsp

 

 

Triglyceride (emollient)

4 %

4.8 g / 0.2 oz / 1 tsp

 

 

Isoeicosane (emollient)

4 %

4.8 g / 0.2 oz / 1 tsp

 

 

GelMaker EMU (thickener, emulsifier)

3 %

3.6 g / 0.13 oz / little over 1/2 tsp

 

 

Vitamin E Acetate (antioxidant)

1 %

1.2 g / 0.04 oz / 26 drops

 

 

Phase D

 

 

 

 

Phenoxyethanol/SA (preservative)

1.5 %

1.8 g / 40 drops

 

 

Fragrance

0.3 %

0.4 g / 8 drops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Method
Mix the iron oxides and titanium dioxide with mortar and pestle (the small amount of iron oxide black is needed to adjust the color and take out some of the red color), test on white paper for color streaking, the color should be uniform. Then add the mica spheres and blend again well.
Add phase B into a disinfected glass beaker and stir, add phase A to it and stir very well to disperse the pigments. Add phase C into another glass beaker and stir the ingredients until mixed. Add phase C to phase A/B and blend very well to form the cream-gel (little hand mixer works great. When to thick use a spatula. Then add phase D and stir again well. Fill into an airless dispenser, tuba bottle or wide cosmetic jar.

Properties
Light Cream-Gel Foundation that is soft and creamy. Should measuring the small amounts of iron oxide pigments be to difficult replace them by using our pigment blends and add between 2-4% (2.4grams/1tsp-4.8grams/2tsp) to phase A. Adjust color by adding more titanium dioxide to make it lighter or more pigment blend to make it darker.