#alltheingredients: SeaBalance 2000 – cold process, naturally compliant emulsifier – mostly written by Tanya! (Part one, sample formulas and information on the emulsifier!) 

We had a great Zoom workshop at the end of December during which Tanya mentioned she had been experimenting with SeaBalance 2000 (INCI: Sargassum Fluitans/Natans Extract, Xanthan Gum, Pentylene Glycol), a cold or hot process natural emulsifier derived from seaweed that can be used to “create fluid, low viscosity oil-in-water emulsions” that emulsifies “your favourite...

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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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#alltheingredients: Hydrolyzed quinoa protein – hair and skin hydrator and film former

Let’s take a closer look at hydrolyzed quinoa protein, an ingredient that contains amino acids and proteins from quinoa that works well for hair and skin as a film former and hydrator. This post is specifically about Quinoa Pro NPNF (INCI: Hydrolyzed quinoa protein), not Chenopodium quinoa seed extract, like NaturePep® Quinoa.) Before we start…...

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Emulsifiers you will love: Chart for methyl glucose sesquistearate (aka TEGO® Care PS MB)! 

We met this awesome non-ionic, not-all-in-one emulsifier, in this post – Emulsifiers you will love: What’s the deal with methyl glucose sesquistearate (TEGO® Care PS MB), an emulsifier found in Brazilian Bum Bum cream? – and I really wanted to add a chart to the post, but it was so darned long. So I’ve added it...

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Emulsifiers you will love: What’s the deal with methyl glucose sesquistearate (TEGO® Care PS MB), an emulsifier found in Brazilian Bum Bum cream?

In the monthly Q&A, Kristina asked, Me again ;), I’ve decided to go back to “basics” for a minute. I have hit a wall and have gone back to product studies to try and ferret out some mysteries (which isn’t a very scientific word I know 😂). Question: Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate – this is an...

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