Q&A: Into which phase would I put n-acetyl glucosamine? Is there a limit to the size of the cool down phase?

In the March Q&A, Olja asked, My question is about NAG (N-acetyl glucosamine). To which phase do you put it. If you put it to the cool down phase, do you dissolve it prior? Can you dissolve it in a glicerite extract (which also contains some water) and than put it in the lotion? Moreover, if using...

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What a wonderful day for formulating!

What a way to spend a day, eh? Yesterday, I was making in London products at Alchemy Labs with Jane of Making Skincare and Learn Cosmetic Formulation, Anja, and Nanette! We made, in order, HIPEgel Aqua water-in-oil (w/o) lotion, the same lotion with tapioca starch, HIPE Oleo lotion with 90% oil phase, brand new Sapogel...

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Q&A: Can we exceed the suggested usage rate in a solid shampoo or body cleanser?

In the March Q&A, kuni asked, I have been making shampoo bar and conditioner bar for my family and they have been very happy with their hair, thanks to Susan on her wonderful shampoo bar ebook and articles. Lately my daughter (13 years old) has been asking me to make her face wash and whether its...

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Potential duplication for Tarte Frxxxtion stick 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser (part four)

Yesterday, I shared with you the first prototype formula I created for this exfoliating stick, but I thought we should take some time to look at the process of making it, then see what we might want to change. When I made this, I boiled some distilled water in the kettle to add to the...

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