#alltheingredients: NatraSmooth™ (facial & hair active, hydrating)

I found this ingredient at Lotioncrafter, NatraSmooth™ (INCI: Water, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp (Snow Mushroom) Extract, Betaine, Glycerin), a nicely gelled liquid derived from snow mushroom (also called silver ear mushroom) as an anti-oxidant that works as an amazing humectant and skin and hair conditioner. It binds water to the skin and hair to work as...

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#alltheingredients: Fision® Hydrate (INCI: Water, sodium PCA, wheat amino acids, panthenol, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, Hydroxyproline) – skin care active

Let’s meet one of my new and favourite humectants – ingredients that hydrate the skin by attracting water – Fision® Hydrate (INCI: Water, sodium PCA, wheat amino acids, panthenol, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, hydroxyproline). What does this lovely, water soluble band of merry humectants claim it can do? It can restore hydration and draw water to the...

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#alltheingredients: Sepilift® DPHP (INCI: Dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline) – facial and lip care active

As I wanted to work on making some moisturizers in our Newbie Tuesday beginners’ lotion making series/course and Formulating Friday more advanced lotion making series/course, I thought we could take a look at some actives or cosmeceuticals we can use in facial products for all kinds of different reasons. Today, let’s take a look at...

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Formulating Friday: Creating lotions with Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 – Creams! (Week five)

Welcome back to the Formulating Friday advanced lotion making course/series using Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 (INCI: Glyceryl stearate and PEG-100 stearate). Today, we’ll be increasing the viscosity yet again to make a thicker, more moisturizing, more occlusive cream! If you’re new to this series, it might benefit you to read the sections and formulas that came before...

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Let’s create Grey’s Heady Harvest anhydrous balm with Oleo-HA (formula)

I had so much fun working with the oil soluble hyaluronic acid, Oleo-HA, that I had to add it to this formula, which I’m now calling Grey’s Heady Harvest, an anhydrous balm filled with all kinds of oils and vitamins we created from a potential duplication of Beauticontrol Nutri-Rich Oil but have altered so much,...

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