#alltheingredients: Black currant extract (INCI: Ribes Nigrum Fruit Extract and Propanediol)

I’ve gone a bit black currant crazy this past year, enjoying black currant seed oil as well as black currant fragrance oils – like black currant sorbet in this whipped cranberry & black currant oil butter – so you know I had to try using this water soluble, liquid black currant extract (INCI: Ribes Nigrum...

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#alltheingredients: Yucca extract – botanical extract, liquid

I’ve been having some fun playing with this new-to-me, water soluble, liquid extract – Yucca extract (INCI: Yucca Smalliana leaf extract and propanediol) – so let’s take a look at it before we use it in a liquid clarifying shampoo for oily hair shortly. This type of yucca is known as Beargrass yucca, and the...

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#alltheingredients: Cornsilk extract (liquid, botanical extract)

Corn silk liquid botanical extract (INCI: Zea Mays silk extract and propanediol) is a water soluble extract derived from the silk from corn that works as an astringent, anti-inflammatory, soothing, and conditioning agent that offers a soft and silky feel to products with a water phase, like emulsions, hair conditioners, toners, cleansers, and more. It...

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#alltheingredients: Turmeric root extract (liquid, water soluble botanical)

Turmeric root extract (INCI: Curcuma longa root extract and propanediol) is an orange, liquid, water soluble botanical extract that works as an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory thanks to the curcumin found within. It may “calm skin” and reduce redness and inflammation, which is always a bonus in a skin care product. As you can see, it’s bright...

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Creating a vitamin & botanical extract packed anhydrous facial serum with squalane and tropical fruit blend OS (formula)

On October 22nd, we met this gorgeous, decadent tropical fruit blend OS, an oil soluble blend of five tropical fruits, including coconut, kakadu plum, passionfruit, blueberry, and banana used at 1% to 10% in anhydrous products – those without water, like whipped shea butter or lip balms – or in the oil phase of an...

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