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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#alltheingredients: AQUAXYL™ (INCI: Xylitylglucoside (and) Anhydroxylitol (and) Xylitol) – an awesome, natural humectant!

AQUAXYL™ is a thick, syrupy, non-sticky, natural humectant – an ingredient that hydrates hair and skin – derived from natural sugars found in corn and wheat. They call it a “sugar complex” because the components are or are derived from xylitol, a sugar alcohol. Let’s meet this interesting humectant! Before we start! You can learn...

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The big post on hydrolyzed proteins and amino acids! (Updated October 31, 2023)

Welcome to what I think of as the big post on hydrolyzed proteins and amino acids, the post in which I try to address all the things you might want to know about these ingredients! We use a lot of hydrolyzed proteins around here. and I figured it was time to put together all the...

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#alltheingredients: Octyldodecanol (fatty alcohol, liquid)

Octyldodecanol is a liquid, clear, colourless, odourless oil soluble fatty alcohol that works as an emollient and occlusive in our anhydrous products and emulsions. Whaaaat? Did you say a liquid fatty alcohol? Like one of our solid fatty alcohols, like cetyl alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, or behenyl alcohol? How can such a thing be? Is this...

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