Members’ Q&A: Using different weights of hyaluronic acid? How to use sodium carbomer powder?

In the April Q&A, Sarah asked: I bought some sodium carbomer (powder, from Lotioncrafter) because I don’t yet have a pH meter, and liked the idea of something I didn’t need to neutralize. I have found one instance of you using Sodium Carbormer, in your recipe for cream-gel in your Cosmeceuticals vol. 2 e-zine; you recommend...

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Members’ Q&A: Tips or tricks for using glyceryl caprylate/caprate?

In the April Q&A, Kirsten asked: Hey here’s a question…have you played with glyceryl caprylate caprate? I am considering playing with it, and wondered if you had any insights, or “for the love of God…don’t do ——-” lol. I haven’t used this ingredient, so let’s take a look at some of the things I found out...

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How to log into the blog for members’ only posts and find e-zines or e-books. Please read this as it has a lot of information.

Okay, so here’s how to log into the blog! If you have an account with the blog, click the membership tab in the menu above, and look at your membership account.  Or can log in via your account under “buy courses & e-books” to find your membership account and e-zines/e-books you have under your name....

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Discussion: What have you made and incorporated into your daily routine?

I remember the moment when I realized I made most of what I used in a day. I washed my hair with a shampoo bar, conditioned with a conditioner bar, detangled with a leave in, and defrizzed with a silicone spray. I used my own body wash, emulsified body scrub, foot scrub bar, facial cleanser,...

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Members’ Q&A: How to administer tests on emulsions for stability?

In the April Q&A, Tash asked: I like mucking about with things to see if I can break them. I’ve done it previously by deliberately contaminating my emulsified sugar scrub with bread, fish tank water etc to see how well the preservative system held up. So I was interested to read about the freeze-thaw test in the...

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