#alltheingredients: Cetiol® Ultimate (INCI: Undecane (and) tridecane) – hydrocarbon, cyclomethicone substitute

In the January 2020 Q&A, Anca asked,  Hi Susan, your blog is my absolute favorite blog on the planet! I saw a video by the Institute of Personal Care Science about formulating a super light sprayable oil. (It’s called their natural hair oil, which you can see in this video.) The bulk of the formula is Cetiol...

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Esters: Making a light and non-greasy ECOCERT hand & body lotion with simple esters – part four, the formula

First we took a look at the emulsifiers and simple esters we could use to make this formula, then we created the heated oil phase. We created a water phase and chose our preservative, so there’s nothing left to do but create that formula! BASIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING A LOTION WITH RITAMULSE SCG  1. Weigh...

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Esters: Making a light and non-greasy ECOCERT hand & body lotion with simple esters – part three, water phase and preservatives

On Thursday, we took a look at the emulsifiers and simple esters we could use to make this formula, then yesterday we created the heated oil phase. Today, let’s take a look at the water phase and preservatives we might use. When I make a lotion, I always include 0.5% allantoin in the heated water phase....

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Esters: Making a light and non-greasy ECOCERT hand & body lotion with simple esters – part two, choosing the oil phase

Catch up on this series: Part one, the chemistry and nomenclature of esters; part two, types of esters and their sensory characteristics; and part three, chemistry of the sensory characteristics. We also took a look at the hydrolysis of esters, and simple esters!  The other day, we took a look at the emulsifiers and simple esters...

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Esters: Making a light and non-greasy ECOCERT hand & body lotion with simple esters

Catch up on this series: Part one, the chemistry and nomenclature of esters; part two, types of esters and their sensory characteristics; and part three, chemistry of the sensory characteristics. We also took a look at the hydrolysis of esters, and simple esters!  The other day, we met this lovely, silky, non-greasy, naturally compliant simple ester...

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