Subscribers’ Q&A: Using more than 5% niacinamide? Making a Pepha Tight formula?

In the May Q&A, Csoap asked: 1. I know Niacinamide isn’t recommended over 5-6%, but want about combining in application? I have 2 products I love that have 4% each. I sometimes use them together. I haven’t seen flushing but my skin turnover is amazing! But this combo can cause flushing, correct? If you use too...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: What the heck is this and what can I do with it? Inulin

In the May Q&A, firegirl asked: I bought some inulin as I saw it sold on a supplier site. It says it replace quats in a more environmental way. Has anyone tried this? What is inulin? It’s a polysaccharide that can behave as an emulsifier, stabilizer, and surfactant. (This post) They “have a sweet taste and are present in...

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Potential duplication of L’Occitane Divine Youth Oil (part three)

On Monday, we reviewed the ingredient list of this anhydrous facial serum. Yesterday, we reviewed the list to see what was important and how much of ingredient to use. Today, let’s see how we can create a potential formula. Okay, we have an idea of how we’ll make this duplication with all those oils, but...

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Potential duplication of L’Occitane Divine Youth Oil (part two)

Yesterday, we reviewed the ingredient list for this anhydrous serum. The next step is to figure out what needs to be in here to make the product work and what’s there for label appeal. Ingredient list: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride – Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil – Octyldodecanol – Coco-Caprylate/Caprate – Squalane – Borago Officinalis Seed Oil...

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test post for the followers

This post is just a test for our WordPress.com followers to see how much of the post they can see in a Subscriber exclusive post. In fact you will find this first paragraph is about 73 words long and should stretch the limits of any summaries of this page. If you start seeing latin then...

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