#alltheingredients: Foaming amaranth protein ECT or PET – foamy, bubbly, lathery™ surfactant, very gentle

April 2021 has accidentally become Accidental Amaranth Month™! So far we’ve met amaranth seed oil (INCI: Amaranthus caudatus seed oil) and NaturePep® Amaranth (INCI:Water, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract) and now foaming amaranth, a foamy, bubbly, lathery™ surfactant derived from protein to work as a gentle to very mild cleanser for skin and hair. You might...

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Creating an amaranth & carob bouncin’ and behavin’ volumizing conditioner! Part two, using Incroquat BTMS-50 (formula)

In part one of this series, we formulated an amaranth & carob bouncin’ and behavin’ volumizing conditioner with Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2, then we made an awesome liquid conditioner with that formula in part two. In today’s post – part two – let’s look at how we could modify this to make a heated product using...

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Creating an amaranth & carob bouncin’ and behavin’ volumizing conditioner! Part one, using Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2 (formula)

Yesterday, we met this awesome hair care active, NaturePep® Amaranth (INCI: Water, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract), full of proteins and amino acids, great for volumizing and thickening products for our hair. Today, let’s create a formula for a rinse-off volumizing and thickening conditioner using Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2 that’ll give you all that bouncy, but behaving,...

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#alltheingredients: NaturePep® Amaranth (INCI: Water, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract) – hair care active for volumizing and thickening products

As I’ve been reviewing all the various formulas and ingredients I’ve played with over the last four years – wow, since 2017??? – I’ve been finding ones I haven’t shared with you yet. Today, let’s take a look at this water soluble amaranth extract that goes by the name NaturePep® Amaranth from Lotioncrafter!  I’m reviewing...

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The big post on hydrolyzed proteins and amino acids!

Welcome to what I think of as the big post on hydrolyzed proteins and amino acids, the post in which I try to address all the things you might want to know about these ingredients! We use a lot of hydrolyzed proteins around here. and I figured it was time to put together all the...

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