A few administrative things on the last Saturday in January

I’ve also been in bed this week with a horrible cold or a mild-to-medium flu, so I will do my best to respond to your messages and comments as I feel stronger. I am so sick of this cold/flu season! This is the second cold/flu I’ve had this year. I’m done now! (No, I didn’t...

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Can we substitute one ingredient for another in a product? Lotion bars

If you’re wondering if you can substitute one ingredient for another, check out first what the ingredients do in the product. What exactly does the ingredient do? Is it a surfactant, an emollient, a conditioning agent, an emulsifier, and so on? What does it bring to the product? What is its skin feel? Does it...

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Ingredient: Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is being used in cosmetic products as a moisture booster, preventer of moisture loss, humectant, and anti-inflammatory. It is an anionic polysaccharide that has great water binding activity that might work as an anti-wrinkle ingredient at low levels, like 0.1% to 2%. Hyaluronic acid is found in the middle spinous layer of...

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Ingredient: Olive oil unsaponifiables

Olive oil unsaponifiables (INCI: Olea europaea (olive) oil unsaponifiables) are the unsaponifiable portion of olive oil that can be used in our products as an oil and ethanol soluble emollient, much in the way we’d use olive oil.  Use it the way you would any other oil, but especially where you want a light product,...

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How do I modify a recipe when I add or remove an ingredient?

Let’s take a look today at altering recipes as there have been a lot of questions about this lately. (Original post can be found here…) Let’s say I have this recipe from this post: SWIFT’S BASIC HAND LOTION FORMULA69.5% water15% oil5% butter3% cetyl alcohol or stearic acid6% Polawax1% fragrance oil0.5% liquid Germall Plus Please use...

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