post on caprylyl/capryl glucoside, cuindalight asks: May I ask... when you create a water soluble oil (with whatever solubilizer poly 80 or Caprylyl/capryl glucoside - is it considered oil free? In other words, could I create a spray oil this way on my face with an oil I normally would not use on acne-prone skin, but get the benefits of that now water soluble oil - e.g. pomegranate or rice bran, etc. You have a few posts on this. For my body I am never worried - but for my face I am. Just bought some of the esters that i believe you say, you can use on your face for that acne prone skin - Peg 7 Olivate or the Water Sol Shea Oil from Herbarie... but still would love create more of my own with oils I like for my body - but to put them on my face? Thanks for any tips on this issue.
comedogenic or acnegenic effects we're trying to avoid.
When we mix our oil with a solubilizer, we aren't changing its molecular structure or nature. We're just mixing it with a solubilizer and then some water. If you look at the picture of emulsification, you'll see that the emulsifier brings together water and oil so they can live together - it doesn't change the nature of the oil or the water.
When we use a water solublie ester - for instance, the PEG-7 olivate you mention - the molecule is changed, so it's not olive oil with oleic acid any more, it's PEG-7 olivate, which doesn't necessary have the comedogenic or acnegenic properties we are avoiding.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news!