#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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#alltheingredients: Tropical fruit blend OS – oil soluble botanical fruit extract

Join me today as we take a look at Tropical fruit blend OS, an oil soluble combination of 4% each coconut, kakadu plum, passionfruit, blueberry, and banana in sunflower oil (80%) – INCI: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil & Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract & Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract & Passiflora Incarnata Fruit Extract &...

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Creating an astringent, cooling, de-griming, and hydrating mister with loads of hydrosols (part four) – using different hydrosols with formula

Welcome back to the process of creating this awesome astringent, cooling, de-griming, and hydrating mister with loads of hydrosols! In Tuesday’s post, we chose our hydrosols (floral waters, distillates) and humectants. In Wednesday’s post, we chose our preservatives and took a quick look at the concept of solubility. In yesterday’s post, we made the formula and...

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