Emulsifiers: Sepiplus 400 – making an aqueous gel with active ingredients

On Tuesday, we met Sepiplus 400, an ingredient that can be used to make aqueous gels or cold process lotions! And yesterday we made a basic aqueous gel! Let’s modify it slightly with a fun, new active ingredient. Lotioncrafter is carrying an interesting ingredient called genistein. It’s a phytoestrogen that behaves as an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory,...

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Emulsifiers: Sepiplus 400 – making an aqueous gel

As I mentioned yesterday, I introduced you to Sepiplus 400, an emulsifier that can make cold lotions and aqueous or alcoholic gels. Let’s take a look at how we can make aqueous gels with it! It’s a super simple process! BASIC AQUEOUS GEL WITH SEPIPLUS 40096.5% distilled water3% Sepiplus 4000.5% liquid Germall plus Weigh the...

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Emulsifiers: Sepiplus 400

Sepiplus 400 (INCI: Polyacrylate 13 (and) Polyisobutene (and) Polysorbate 20) is a neat emulsifier that can be used cold to emulsify up to 50% oils in a lotion! It comes as a thick, opaque, pearly liquid that can be used as the sole emulsifier at 0.5% to 3% or as a thickener and stabilizer in a...

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Gratitude is an attitude, and other lovely cliches!

If I’ve learned anything in the last month or so, it’s that gratititude is, in fact, an attitude. (I generally run away from cute rhyming things, but this one is valid!) I’ve always thought of myself as a gracious and grateful person, but Raymond and I feel we can work harder to show how much...

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Emulsifiers: Aristoflex AVC – a light lotion with babassu oil

Today we’ll take a look at the last of my Aristoflex AVC lotions – okay, the last for a bit because I’m in love with this emulsifier, and you’ll definitely see more in the future. I’m using many of the same ingredients as my previous lotions with this emulsifier, so I’ll refer you to the...

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