Potential duplication of Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream by Drunk Elephant (part five)

I think this will be the longest duplication by far! We’ve been reviewing the ingredient list for this product over the last few days – part one, part two, and part three – and we started reviewing how much of each ingredient we might use yesterday, so let’s keep going with that review. Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin,…...

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Potential duplication of Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream by Drunk Elephant (part four)

We’ve been reviewing the ingredient list for this product over the last few days – part one, part two, and part three – so let’s take a look at how much of each ingredient we might use. Step four: Figure out how much of each ingredient to use. How do I know how much of…...

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Creating a shampoo bar from scratch: Exfoliating botanical extracts

As we saw yesterday, there are all kinds of different botanical extracts we can add to our shampoo to make it just that little bit more awesome! Today, let’s add some exfoliating extracts to help with dandruff or dry skin. The goal is to use extracts and ingredients that cause desquamation or the process of…...

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Creating a shampoo bar from scratch: Botanical extracts

If this is the first post you’ve seen on this topic, we’ve been working on it for a while. Here’s the list so far… Making shampoo bars with sodium coco sulfate: Duplication of the Lush Jumping Juniper shampoo bar Surfactants: Sodium coco sulfate or SCS Creating a shampoo bar from scratch: Powdered surfactants Creating a…...

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Potential duplication of Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream by Drunk Elephant (part three)

On Friday, we enjoyed part one of this review of the ingredient list for the Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream by Drunk Elephant, and continued the review with part two yesterday. Let’s finish up the review. Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl Isostearate, Pseudozyma Epicola/Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil/Glucose/Glycine Soja Meal/Malt Extract/Yeast Extract Ferment Filtrate (Pseudozyma…...

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Creating a shampoo bar from scratch: Conditioners & cationic polymers

If this is the first post you’ve seen on this topic, we’ve been working on it for a while. Here’s the list so far… Making shampoo bars with sodium coco sulfate: Duplication of the Lush Jumping Juniper shampoo bar Surfactants: Sodium coco sulfate or SCS Creating a shampoo bar from scratch: Powdered surfactants Creating a…...

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Potential duplication of Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream by Drunk Elephant (part two)

Yesterday, we started our review of the ingredient list for a potential duplication of Drunk Elephant’s LaLa Retro™ Whipped Cream. It’s a super long list, so we’ve had to break it into three parts! Let’s keep going… Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl Isostearate, Pseudozyma Epicola/Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil/Glucose/Glycine Soja Meal/Malt Extract/Yeast Extract Ferment…...

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Potential duplication of Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream by Drunk Elephant (part one)

In the June duplication request post, LY asked if we could work on Drunk Elephant’s LaLa Retro Cream. “It’s a thick face cream that has a really pleasing texture…thick but also light and comes in a jar with a pump.” Sure, let’s take a look! What is this? “A retro-style moisturizer that rehabilitates, brightens and firms…...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Improving radiance and brightening skin: Combinations to reduce hyperpigmentation

We’ve spent the last week looking at various ways we can “improve radiance” and “brighten skin”. Last Monday, we took a look at using hydrating and moisturizing ingredients to increase hydration and reduce dryness. Last Wednesday, we created a hand & body lotion for more humid climates. Last Thursday, we created one for more arid…...

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Creating a shampoo bar from scratch: Humectants, proteins, emollients, and vitamins

So far in this series, we looked at a duplication for Lush’s Jumping Juniper bar; met the sodium coco sulfate (SCS), a powdered surfactant we could use in such a product; reviewed some other powdered surfactants; then reviewed the liquid surfactants. We also took a little side trip to consider how to calculate active surfactant matter. Today, I’d…...

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