One ingredient, ten products: Incroquat BTMS-50 in silicone based facial moisturizers

If you like silicones, Incroquat BTMS-50 should be your emulsifier of choice for lotions and moisturizers because it’s designed to handle high levels of cyclomethicone and dimethicone. (Check out the data bulletin on this ingredient for more information…) Why would we want to use silicones in a facial moisturizer? Dimethicone is moisturizing and skin conditioning,...

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We’re away on holidays!

Raymond and I are going camping at Farragut State Park near Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, until Thursday. I will be checking my e-mail when we get to wifi spots, and if you donate for an e-book, I’ll send it at that time. The point of getting away from it all is to get away from it...

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Quck note to avoid Sea Buckthorn Insider

A website called Sea Buckthorn Insider has stolen my writing, and have it on their website. They did not ask permission, and they are not responding to my requests to remove it. I am not affiliated with them in any way, and I would encourage you, my wonderful readers, to buy your sea buckthorn oil...

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Weekend Wonderings: Why is Vitamin E sold in clear bottles if it’s light sensitive?

In this post on anti-oxidants, Bridget asks: I’ve read that many antioxidants are light sensitive. They will quickly become inactivated with exposure to light. I know vitamin C is like this. That’s why C serums have to be packaged in opaque or amber bottles. I have read that vitamin E is also light sensitive. So...

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One ingredient, ten products: Incroquat BTMS-50 in an emulsified scrub (part two) (updated)

When we’re making an emulsified scrub, Incroquat BTMS-50 is a great emulsifier choice because it offers emulsification as well as skin conditioning. You can use Incroquat BTMS-25 in place of it in this recipe, if you have it. EMULSIFIED SUGAR SCRUB 10% Incroquat BTMS-50 10% cetyl, cetearyl, or behenyl alcohol or stearic acid (5% cetyl...

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