Using Ronaspheres in anhydrous products: Concealer sticks

Please note: I have no idea where to get Ronaspheres any more. I used to get them at Voyageur, now no one carries them. You can try using sericite mica or another type of filler when you are working with oil or oil-in-water products.  Concealer sticks are intended to be used as a spot concealer,...

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Hydrovance vs. urea (updated)

Jelena posted the following question: Do you know what is the difference between Hydrovance (INCI: Hydroxyethyl Urea) and Urea (INCI: Urea)? Which one is more moisturizing?   The short answer? I think the Hydrovance. Now for the long answer… Urea is a good humectant, found in the stratum corneum of our skin. It is a...

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Using Ronaspheres in emulsions: Oil free foundation

Yes, I know this is technically a picture of a light coverage oil including foundation – one you’ve seen for a few days – but I like to illustrate my posts with pictures, when I can, and I forgot to take a picture of my oil free foundation! I have oily, acne prone, red, aging...

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Using Ronaspheres in emulsions: Liquid Foundations – medium to heavy coverage

We create heavier coverage foundations by including titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. Both of these ingredients add whitening and opacity to a formula. You will want to use oil soluble titanium dioxide, although water soluble will work in an emulsified formula. I’m going to suggest you try making a light foundation first as a test...

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Using Ronaspheres in emulsions: Liquid Foundations – light coverage

Ronaspheres are ideal for inclusion in emulsions and anhydrous products, so when creating a liquid foundation, these would be your first choice as a filler to offer oil absorbency (ironic, considering you’re putting it in oil!) and light refraction in a light to medium coverage foundation. If you want a more medium to heavy coverage...

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