I'm really new to this. I've been researching a bit and bought 88% Lactic Acid, waiting for it to arrive. I'm trying to find the best base lotion for my LA lotion. I was going to use Cetaphil but was wondering if there's anything better. I want the lotion to stay thick. I've read about lotions breaking down and becoming runny. Has anyone used Equate's Gold Bond knock off or the Aveeno or Lubriderm equivalents? I've also read it's best to stay away from Carbomer and none of those lotions have it. Another thing, could I just add it to a DIY body butter? I make one using shea butter, coconut oil, almond oil, a splash of sesame seed oil and apricot kernel oil, grapefruit essential oil and a bit of beeswax. It's a a little firm in the cold months but light and airy in warmer months. Thanks in advance!