#alltheingredients: Tribehenin – a saturated triglyceride that works as a structuring agents

Tribehenin (aka glyceryl tribehenate or tridocosanoin) is a triglyceride like those found in our natural oils and butters with three saturated behenic acid (C22) fatty acid chains attached to a glycerin (aka glycerol) backbone. It’s derived from plants that contain those fatty acids, like brassica, rapeseed, and the Ben-oil tree (Moringa oleifera). It’s an oil...

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#alltheingredients: Natural Emulsifier 146 (INCI: Cyclodextrin, sorbitol, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate) aka Beauté by Roquette® DS 146

This non-ethoxylated, non-ionic, cold processed, naturally derived, powdered emulsifier, Natural Emulsifier 146 (INCI: Cyclodextrin, sorbitol, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate) aka Beauté by Roquette® DS 146, creates oil-in-water products ranging from sprays to lotions to creams with an oil phase up to 60%. This emulsifier offers a light, dry, non-greasy, smooth skin feel* for everything from light lotions...

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#alltheingredients: Prickly Pear extract G PF (INCI: Glycerin & Water & Opuntia Tuna Flower/Stem Extract)

Let’s take a look today at prickly pear extract! The one I’m referring to most in this post will be FSS Prickly Pear extract G PF (INCI: Glycerin & Water & Opuntia Tuna Flower/Stem Extract), where the “G” means it is dissolved in glycerin and “PF” means it’s paraben free. This ingredient contains 39% glycerin, 39%...

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#alltheingredients: ClearHance™ C (INCI: Cassia Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride) – naturally derived cationic conditioning ingredient

You know how much I love conditioning ingredients, so I was extremely excited to use this new one from Lotioncrafter, ClearHance™ C (INCI: Cassia Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride) This is a cationic or positively charged polymer powdered conditioner derived from cassia seeds that works as a conditioner to increase both wet and dry combing, reduce the potential for...

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#alltheingredients: Dimethicone – soft, silky, smooth, velvety, matte, non-draggy silicone

It’s been a while since we enjoyed a deep dive into dimethicone, one of my favourite silicones for hair and skin care products. I’ll be starting a series on making hair conditioners without silicones shortly, and thought it was time we learned a bit more about this awesome silicone before we tried replacing it with...

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