Creating facial moisturizers with active ingredients: Fision® Hydrate

This is kinda an extension of last week’s Formulating Friday in which we made a facial moisturizer with the emulsifier Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 as we’re modifying those formulas, but you don’t have to be following the series to make these. If you’d like to learn more about each ingredient and why we’re using them and such, please...

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#alltheingredients: Fision® Hydrate (INCI: Water, sodium PCA, wheat amino acids, panthenol, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, Hydroxyproline) – skin care active

Let’s meet one of my new and favourite humectants – ingredients that hydrate the skin by attracting water – Fision® Hydrate (INCI: Water, sodium PCA, wheat amino acids, panthenol, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, hydroxyproline). What does this lovely, water soluble band of merry humectants claim it can do? It can restore hydration and draw water to the...

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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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Working with Sesaflash: Creating a fancy facial serum!

Welcome back to this short series about Sesaflash – Sesaflash (INCI: Glycerin (and) Acrylates copolymer & PVP/polycarbamyl polyglycol ester (and) Hydrolyzed Sesame Protein PG – propyl methylsilanediol. Yesterday, we took a look at a few base formulas we could create to incorporate this ingredient into a facial serum or moisturizer. I thought we could modify...

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