TKB Gloss Base
TKB Gloss Base (Versagel) is cruelty free, gluten free, vegan and great for lip gloss and various oil, lotion and gel formulations.
Q: Why isn't my gloss base spout bag completely full?
A: Please be advised that we sell our Gloss Base by WEIGHT not by volume. The bag can look more or less full depending on how much air is in the product. When we fill the bag, we do leave extra room as many customers like to open the bag, syringe in some extra oils or colors and then "mix in the bag".
When you weigh your gloss base, please be sure you are reading your scale correctly (see images for accurate scale readings).
Gloss Base Shelf Life: 3 years.
For more info on all TKB lip gloss bases, read our blog post.
Want a more wear-resistant lip gloss? Check out our Opal Clear Wax
TKB Oil Fusion is a unique blend of emollient oils. It is the perfect (and easy) additive to our Gloss Base to make it more fluid and lighter on the lips.
When adding TKB Oil Fusion, 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 cleaer.
Consider using disposable 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 Baster 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.
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (Emollient) CAS# 68937-10-0 85-95%
Ethylene/ Propylene/ Styrene Copolymer (Gellant) CAS# 68648-89-5 5- 10%
Butylene/ Ethylene/ Styrene Copolymer (Gellant) CAS# 66070-58-4 < 0.5%
Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate (Antioxidant) CAS# 6683-19-8 < 0.03%