Q&A: Can we include oil soluble actives in an anhydrous facial serum? And a profile of D’Orientine

In the monthly Q&A, Klymer asked, Hello Susan, hope all is well up North! When we buy actives do they always need to be use in an emulsion? I have some oil soluble actives (D’Orientine) that I want to include in oil serums alone. As long as I follow the recommended usage, is this ok...

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#alltheingredients: Fision® HydraTress – awesome hair active!

Let’s take a closer look at this gorgeous new-to-me blend of vitamins, humectants, and proteins I’ve been using in my hydrating winter skin & scalp spray that we’ll be adapting to be other products shortly – Fision® HydraTress (INCI: Water, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Glycerin, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Seed Extract, 1,2 -Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate) We’ve met...

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Let’s create a hydrating winter skin & scalp spray with loads of botanicals & actives (part two, the heated water phase)

Yesterday, we met a formula for a gorgeous hydrating winter skin & scalp spray with loads of botanicals and actives, like allantoin, niacinamide, Fision® HydraTress, AQUAXYL™, and so much more! The goal of this product is to create a water soluble, sprayable formula that contains all kinds of things that’ll be good for our skin and...

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Let’s create a hydrating winter skin & scalp spray with loads of botanicals & actives (part one, formula)

Sarah, my very awesome and patient hairdresser, mentioned she was having issues with her skin and scalp during the really cold and less humid periods of the winter, so I made her this spray that can be used on skin, scalp, and hair to offer some awesome hydration! I’ve included all kinds of botanical extracts...

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An addition to my legendary The Sasquatch Complex™, my signature combination of ingredients! (With bonus formula)

If you’ve been around this site long enough or have read a few of my e-books, you’ll have noticed my signature combination of ingredients* popping up all over the place, in everything from conditioners to lotions to toners and anything else containing water. It goes a little like this – 3% glycerin, 3% propanediol 1,3,...

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