Q&A: Which is more moisturizing for skin – anhydrous products or lotions? What’s the difference between moisturizing and hydrating?

In this month’s Q&A post, Gabriella asked, Hi Susan, I was wondering which is more moisturising for dry skin: an anhydrous body butter or a lotion/thick body butter with water content? Also, does the water percentage in a lotion/body butter define how moisturising they are? Is a lotion with higher or lower water % more moisturising?...

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Facial products: Anhydrous facial serum with squalane & carrot tissue oil with l-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) – formula

This might be the most popular formula I’ve shared with friends and testers over the last year, my vitamin packed facial serum with squalane & carrot tissue oil. We first made it during the Sunday, July 19th, 2020, Zoom workshop on solubility, and I fear the formula might be lost in the links for that...

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Let’s create Grey’s Heady Harvest anhydrous balm with Oleo-HA (formula)

I had so much fun working with the oil soluble hyaluronic acid, Oleo-HA, that I had to add it to this formula, which I’m now calling Grey’s Heady Harvest, an anhydrous balm filled with all kinds of oils and vitamins we created from a potential duplication of Beauticontrol Nutri-Rich Oil but have altered so much,...

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Combining emollients: Section four, viscosity – Creating an anhydrous body oil (part five, using oil soluble extracts)

Welcome to section four, part five of this series on combining emollients! In this part of the series, we’ll be making an anhydrous body oil (one without water) with all the information we have about viscosity and spreading values to see how those might impact the choices we make to create a smooth cascade of...

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Combining emollients: Section four, viscosity – Creating an anhydrous body oil (part four, meeting some oil soluble extracts)

Welcome to section four, part five of this series on combining emollients! In this part of the series, we’ll be making an anhydrous body oil (one without water) with all the information we have about viscosity and spreading values to see how those might impact the choices we make to create a smooth cascade of...

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