The reason I am looking into this is that when formulating a hair conditioner using emblica officinalis extract, even though the extract is marketed as water soluble it does not fully dissolve in water. This results in a precipitate being left behind on hair as “flaking”. Also causes stability problems within the formulation due to it being a powder form. Liquid form of the extract does not yield the same result so it’s not an option.
I’ve been reading about the application of emblica officinalis in a photoprotectant formula that achieved stability by creating phytosomes using the extract and phospholipids. Could I reproduce the same result using an OC phospholipid complex?
If you have any other suggestions for how I could achieve stability with this powdered extract in my formula as well I would greatly appreciate it.