Versagel ME 750
Sticky base for Sticky lip gloss and various oil, lotion and gel formulations. This is a vegan product.
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.
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (and) Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer.
Versagel 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!
Koren Zander of Enkore Makeup has posted an excellent tutorial on how to work with Versagel. If you have any fears about this product, please click here: http://www.enkoremakeuponline.com/Blog/Entries/2012/11/26_Versagel_M_Series.html
Tips from our customers:
You can use Versagel 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 Versagel 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 Versagel 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 Versagel.
Versagel is wonderful in both lip glosses and lipsticks.
Store your Versagel 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.