Creating a vanilla and cornsilk protecting and conditioning facial moisturizer (part three) – Water phase and humectants 

Welcome back to this series on making a vanilla and cornsilk protecting and conditioning facial moisturizer that I’ve designed to apply before biking to protect my skin from the elements and to work well under my sunscreen. In part one, we looked at the properties we wanted for this facial moisturizer and the emulsifiers we...

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Creating a vanilla and cornsilk protecting and conditioning facial moisturizer (part two) – Oil phase and silicone substitutes 

Welcome back to this series on making a vanilla and cornsilk protecting and conditioning facial moisturizer that I’ve designed to apply before biking to protect my skin from the elements and to work well under my sunscreen. In part one, we looked at the properties we wanted for this facial moisturizer and the emulsifiers we...

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Creating a vanilla and cornsilk protecting and conditioning facial moisturizer (part one) – Choosing our emulsifier and planning the formula

Welcome to this six part series in which we make a 10 minute lotion cold process formula for a protecting and conditioning facial moisturizer full of awesome humectants, botanical extracts, hydrosols, actives, humectant, preservatives, and anti-oxidants! We’ll be taking a look at each ingredient in detail, starting today with the emulsifier, then we’ll put it...

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Creating creamy facial cleansing milks with Sensolene® or isopropyl isostearate (IPIS), part five – creating a cold process emulsion with Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2 (part two of two, the formula) 

Welcome back to this series on creating creamy facial cleansing milks with Sensolene® or isopropyl isostearate (IPIS). In part one, we created a warm process formula with emulsifiers like Polawax, Montanov 68 MB, Simulgreen 18-2, and Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165; in parts two and three, we created a cold process formula with Jeesperse® ICE-T-LB-T-NS or Jeesperse® silicone. In...

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Creating creamy facial cleansing milks with Sensolene® or isopropyl isostearate (IPIS), part four – creating a cold process emulsion with Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2 (part one of two)

Welcome back to this series on creating creamy facial cleansing milks with Sensolene® or isopropyl isostearate (IPIS). In part one, we created a warm process formula with emulsifiers like Polawax, Montanov 68 MB, Simulgreen 18-2, and Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165; in parts two and three, we created a cold process formula with Jeesperse® ICE-T-LB-T-NS or Jeesperse® silicone. In...

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