Help Me Put This into Words?

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    MissE

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    There's a dry feel that you get when you use something like a serum, like it just disappears into your skin and almost feels like it evaporated into thin . . . well, skin. I would like to learn how to create products that have that feel but I don't even know what to search for cos I'm not sure how to describe this feeling.

    Any help is appreciated! :)
     
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    Maybe dry oil?
     
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    Something that "sinks in" is something that is absorbed, whether serum or a new idea.

    That being said, what are you planning to do with this new bit of wisdom? o_O
     
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    It depends greatly on what you're making, but a silicone like cyclomethicone or dimethicone can create that silky, dry feeling.
     
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    If you can find the exact beauty product you want to reproduce, swiftcraftymonkey is the place I would start for trying to backward engineer the product.
     
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    I think you nailed it, Cellador, silky and dry! I'll be looking into silicone now, especially these two. I wonder if there are close natural alternatives to silicone? Or since it is nature-derived, is it close enough to natural to be added to natural products and still consider them natural, kinda like micas?

    Thanks!
     
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    Thank you, earlene, I'll look now!
     
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    Thanks, Zany_in_CO, I was actually looking for something more than just 'absorbed.' In fact, when I think of it, I want a carrier that does not get absorbed but just delivers something else and then gets on its merry way (if I'm making sense, I don't feel like it ;):)). And, I am looking to formulate something for my face that is not oily.
     
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    I was about to say adding IPM will get stuff absorbed and then u said natural!
     
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    What's IPM?
     
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    What's IPM, please?
     
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    isopropyl myristate

    A gentle suggestion -- Give folks more time to reply, MissE. You're not likely to always get an instant answer.
     
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    Sorry, I actually only saw the first post had sailed through after I refreshed the page, and there was no way to remove the first post :)
     
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    Thanks for the link, Soapprentice.
     
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