Facial scrubs: Adding the exfoliants to the oil base

As this post is all about the scrubbies, please refer to the physical exfoliants (part 1) and physical exfoliants (part 2) posts rather than having me recap them there.  You’ve created your most excellent oil base for your facial scrub (dry and normal skin or oily skin), and now you want to add some scrubbies...

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Facial scrubs: Creating the base of an oil based scrub – specific examples for oily or acne prone skin

In all honesty, those of us with oily or acne prone skin should probably stay away from oil based scrubs and stick to using water based or surfactant based scrubs. If you really want to use one, consult a good list of comedogenic ingredients, formulate something really simple (one or two oils maximum), and keep a...

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Comedogenicity: What the heck does that mean?

What does comedogenicity mean or what does it mean when an ingredient is comedogenic? It means that an ingredient or product causes the formation of comedones (blackheads) in a relatively short period of time. Blackheads form when the outer layers of our skin do not shed properly and the hair follicle is blocked. The blackhead part comes...

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Facial scrubs: Creating the base of an oil based scrub – specific examples for dry and normal skin

Since this product is all about the oils, taking time to choose exactly the most awesome oils for your skin type is a good use of your time! We took a look at a few possible choices yesterday – let’s see some examples today! As a quick aside, I know it’s tempting to include dozen...

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Facial scrubs: Creating the base of an oil based scrub

Making an oil based scrub for your face is pretty simple. Get some oils, pour them into a container, add some exfoliant, you’re done. The hard part is choosing which oils and exfoliants to use. I tell the kids in the groups this all the time. It takes maybe 5 minutes to make an earring,...

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