In order to make a clear, translucent gel you can't use an emulsifier because an emulsifier will always turn an oil/water solution into a hazy, white solution. You have to use water and carbomer as base and then you can add additional water-soluble ingredients. Since Carbomer has a low pH value (about 3), you'd have to add triethanolamine to increase the pH value so that Carbomer becomes thick and gel-like. Here is also a video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9twC_-MZ1w

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