Summer products: 10 minute summer lotion with ViscOptima SE, part two – hydrosols, floral waters & fruit essences

Welcome back to this series, Let’s make and modify products for summer! In the first part of this modification of the 10 minute strawberry & honey parfait with ViscOptima SE, we added some humectants, allantoin as an occlusive, and altered the oils a little bit. I shared our base formula with some modifications, which we’ll build…...

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Summer products: 10 minute strawberry & honey parfait with ViscOptima SE, part one

Welcome back to this series, Let’s make and modify products for summer! When it comes to making anything for summer, we can make all kinds of modifications that’ll make our skin feel colder, more hydrated, more watery, but still reduce transepidermal water loss and give us all that awesome moisturized goodness we want in our…...

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Working with Sesaflash: Creating a fancy facial serum!

Welcome back to this short series about Sesaflash – Sesaflash (INCI: Glycerin (and) Acrylates copolymer & PVP/polycarbamyl polyglycol ester (and) Hydrolyzed Sesame Protein PG – propyl methylsilanediol. Yesterday, we took a look at a few base formulas we could create to incorporate this ingredient into a facial serum or moisturizer. I thought we could modify…...

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Working with Sesaflash: Formulating a basic facial serum or moisturizer

Yesterday we met this awesome cosmeceutical/active called Sesaflash – Sesaflash (INCI: Glycerin (and) Acrylates copolymer & PVP/polycarbamyl polyglycol ester (and) Hydrolyzed Sesame Protein PG – propyl methylsilanediol – so let’s take a look at how we might use it today. Let’s take at a few base formulas we could make with Sesaflash! The key is…...

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Live demo: Creating a 10 minute, naturally compliant, cationic (positively charged) lotion – download, formula

This is the formula we’ll be following for the Zoom call for Saturday, April 18th, 2020, at 11:00 to 11:40 am PDT. You can download the PDF by clicking this link – cold emulsifier demo april 2020 This cold process conditioner – Jeequat® NDCS (INCI: Cetyl alcohol, behentrimonium chloride, cocamidopropyl betaine, sorbitan laurate) is great…...

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10 minute lotions: Strawberry & honey yogurt parfait with Viscoptima SE

A few weeks ago, we met one of my favourite new cold process oil-in-water emulsifiers, ViscOptima SE (INCI: Sodium polyacrylate, ethylhexyl cocoate, PPG-3 benzyl ether myristate, polysorbate 20), which you might find as GelMaker RHEO from Making Cosmetics. Next, we reviewed the ingredients we might use in a super hydrating, cold process, strawberry smoothie cream…...

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10 minute lotions: Hydrating strawberry smoothie with ViscOptima SE (part two, formula)

On Monday, we met one of my favourite new cold process oil-in-water emulsifiers, ViscOptima SE (INCI: Sodium polyacrylate, ethylhexyl cocoate, PPG-3 benzyl ether myristate, polysorbate 20), which you might find as GelMaker RHEO from Making Cosmetics, and yesterday, we reviewed the ingredients we might use in a super hydrating, cold process, strawberry smoothie cream suitable…...

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10 minute lotions: Hydrating strawberry smoothie with ViscOptima SE (part one)

My hands are getting so parched from all that hand-washing and sanitizer, so I wanted to develop a quick and easy super emollient and hydrating lotion that would moisturize without being too heavy. I thought this would be the perfect creamy lotion to bring away with us on holiday to Liverpool, England, which is a…...

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10 minute lotions: ViscOptima SE (INCI: Sodium polyacrylate, ethylhexyl cocoate, PPG-3 benzyl ether myristate, polysorbate 20) – cold emulsifier

If you’ve read my e-books, Beyond Emulsifying Wax, part one or 10 minute lotions, you’ve met this super fast, cold process emulsifier before. I bought mine as GelMaker® RHEO from Making Cosmetics, which is their name for it. 125 ml or 4.2 ounces is $13.90 US before taxes and shipping and such. As a note,…...

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#alltheingredients: Rheosol CVH(E) (cold, cationic emulsifier)

We first met this super quick, easy to use, cationic (positively charged) emulsifier in the 10 minute lotion e-book last summer. It’s one of the ingredients used in Multicultural collection of hair products for textured or curly hair from Stepan, and I’d really like to make this product: THE MULTICULTURAL COLLECTION: REPLENISHING CONDITIONING TREATMENT WITH BAOBAB…...

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