TKB Gloss Base (formerly called Versagel 750 ME Lip Gloss)
TKB Gloss Base (formerly VERSAGEL 750 ME) is great for lip gloss and various oil, lotion and gel formulations. This is a vegan product.
June 2018 Update: We have added a new product to our website, TKB Oil Fusion. This unique blend of emollient oils is the perfect (and easy) additive to our Gloss Base to make it more fluid and lighter on the lips.
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (and) Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer.
You can add as much or as little as you like, but we generally recommend Two Parts TKB Gloss Base to One Part TKB Oil Fusion.
Example: 2 tablespoons TKB Gloss Base + 1 tablespoon TKB Oil Fusion.
Example: 4 fl oz TKB Gloss Base + one full 2 ounce bottle TKB Oil Fusion.
Example: 2 lbs TKB Gloss Base + one full 16 fluild ounce bottle TKB Oil Fusion.
The 4 ounce bag comes with a spout, making it easy to work with. The 2-lb bag is a standard gusseted zip lock bag.
It can be messy to work with, so we suggest you squeeze or spoon it into a zip lock bag, into which you add your ingredients such as colors (call it your "mixing bag"). Zip shut, smush together all the ingredients. When you are done, snip a bottom corner of the bag (just like a pasty chef squeezes icing onto a cake) and squeeze into the final container. Basically, the less you handle it the better!
Tips from our customers:
You can use TKB Gloss Base by itself (just add color and perhaps some flavor) but it is hard to get into a wand container, so you may prefer to put it in a pot.
You can add it to your other waxes and oils, the best way to do this is to melt the the waxes and oils in one container and the TKB Gloss Base in another, at the same time. When then are both in a melted condition, with similar temperatures, stir them together. Otherwise, if you try to melt them together in the same container you will get congealed bits and separation.
IIt is best to heat your mixture slowly to around 160 degrees with gentle stirring to get rid of bubbles. Then remove it from heat and let it cool to about 100 degrees, then add colorant and flavor. It fills tubes easier when it is warm.
Cleanup first with a paper towel and then use Dawn dish detergent to cut the stickiness down. Then finish up with 409.
Consider using disposible utensils when working with TKB Gloss Base.
It is wonderful in both lip glosses and lipsticks.
Store your TKB Gloss Base in a squeeze bottle with a turret cap.
Van suggests you let the containers you use sit overnight and then wipe them the next day with alcohol for easier cleanup.
I used a Turkey Baseter to fill gloss bottles (writes Susanne). I could draw 25 ml in one go without the tip attached and then attached the tip to dispense the gloss into the tubes.