#alltheingredients: Sensolene (INCI: Ethylhexyl olivate) – Guerbet ester, liquid emollient

We met this ester in Shiny Things, volume 2!, in which we made a facial serum, vitamin packed facial serum, creamy chamomile & aloe facial cleansing milk, and a silicone cream formula with Sepigel 305. Let’s take another look at this interesting ester!  You can find the home page for this ester series by clicking this...

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#alltheingredients: Ximenia seed oil (INCI: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil) – emollient, natural oil

I was gifted this really cool ximenia seed oil (INCI: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil) by Valerie of Simply Ingredients after a lovely afternoon we spent on her Instagram Live talking about our favourite ingredients. Ximenia seed oil (INCI: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil) is an oil derived from the sour plum fruit, also known as “monkey...

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#alltheingredients: Eutanol G 16 S (INCI: Hexyldecyl stearate) – Guerbet ester

Hexyldecyl stearate is a clear, liquid, slower spreading Guerbet ester with a light but rich, “intense”, non-greasy skin feel. It can be used as a dimethicone substitute in hair care products as it increases shine and works as an emollient. You may also find this as isocetyl stearate. I’ve found it under the brand names...

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#alltheingredients: Strawberry seed oil (INCI: Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Oil) – natural oil/emollient

I was gifted this lovely cold pressed, unrefined strawberry seed oil by Simply Ingredients after we enjoyed an afternoon on her Instagram Live talking about our favourite ingredients, and I wanted to share this really interesting oil with you. Strawberry seed oil is an upcycled product, one made from ingredients that might have previously been considered...

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#alltheingredients: Blueberry seed oil (INCI: Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Seed Oil) – natural oil/emollient

Blueberries are my very favourite fruit, and I’m so fortunate to live in a community where they’re grown and sold at roadside stands throughout the summer! As I write this, my tongue is stained blue from the gorgeous, massive blueberries we picked up the other day, a 10 pound box that’s growing smaller every day. ...

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