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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#alltheingredients: Sesaflash (INCI: Glycerin (and) Acrylates copolymer & PVP/polycarbamyl polyglycol ester (and) Hydrolyzed Sesame Protein PG – propyl methylsilanediol

Sesaflash (INCI: Glycerin (and) Acrylates copolymer & PVP/polycarbamyl polyglycol ester (and) Hydrolyzed Sesame Protein PG – propyl methylsilanediol) is a white, opaque liquid, an active ingredient that says it can tighten and smooth skin, reduces the depth and appearance of wrinkles, and hydrates skin. Let’s take a look at it! We used this in our potential…...

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Foaming cleanser formula: A festive salad de fruits foaming facial cleanser with fruit enzyme complex PF

Sorry for taking so long to share this salad de fruits* foaming facial cleanser, the final part of the apple a day foaming cleanser formula series, but I wanted to get some ideas from Raymond about how he enjoyed it. You’ll see his comments at the end of this post. *I took 7 years of…...

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#alltheingredients: Fruit enzyme complex PF (active)

I realized I hadn’t shared anything about this ingredient with you this year, so let’s make that right! Fruit enzyme complex PF* is a combination of an number of different fruits, containing 10.889% each of pomegranate, star fruit, passion fruit, kiwi, mangosteen, pineapple, lychee, Indian jujube, and guava with 2% Leucidal as preservative. This blend is…...

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#alltheingredients: Azelaic Acid

In the October Q&A post, Chelsea asked, Hey swift – I am super interested in azelaic acid and some in general information about it. I made sure to to check via the search first and didn’t produce results; though I hope I didnt accidentally miss this ingredient info on the blog. Thank you much for…...

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Q&A: How do companies use niacinamide and glycolic acid in the same product?

In the September Q&A, Charlette asked this epic question: Hello Susan! Can you clear up a little dilemma? I have read that Niacinamide is NOT effective in formulas unless the pH is around 6. I also have read that Glycolic Acid is absolutely useless in formulas if the pH is over 4. Here’s my confusion:…...

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Q&A: What are these new products using “essence” in the name?

In the August Q&A post, Brian asked, What are these new products using “Essence” in the name? Fresh Black Tea Kombacha and Tatcha The Essence, Plumping Skin Softer, both listing saccharomyces as the first ingredient, and both hitting near $100 in price. The dictionary definition of “Essence” makes no sense here but it is a…...

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Q&A: What is saccharomyces? Why is it in products?

In the August Q&A, Brian asked: It’s the saccharomyces ingredient that seems new or unusual in both these products. Maybe a yeast of some kind. Rare? How to preserve? Effective for what? Brian referenced these two products, which will lead into another question about what it means for something to be an “essence”. Fresh, Black Tea Kombucha…...

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Q&A: What’s zinc PCA and how do I formulate with it? (#alltheingredients)

In the July Q&A, Charlette asked, I’ve been looking into developing some skincare for acne/break out prone skin. I’ve been reading about Zinc PCA-but cannot find it ANYWHERE among our usual wonderful suppliers. I ended up requesting samples on Knowde. From what I read-it is not the same as Zinc Oxide? Do you have any suggestions…...

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