#alltheingredients: Ximenia seed oil (INCI: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil) – emollient, natural oil

I was gifted this really cool ximenia seed oil (INCI: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil) by Valerie of Simply Ingredients after a lovely afternoon we spent on her Instagram Live talking about our favourite ingredients. Ximenia seed oil (INCI: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil) is an oil derived from the sour plum fruit, also known as “monkey...

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#alltheingredients: Broccoli seed oil – emollient, natural oil, silicone substitute

Broccoli seed oil (INCI: Brassica Oleracea (Broccoli) seed oil is a natural oil derived from the seeds and sprouts of broccoli plants. It has a characteristic odour, which we’ll discuss in a minute, and works to create films on hair and skin to prevent water loss and reduce frizzies. I received this oil from Formulator...

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#alltheingredients: Isoeicosane – C20 hydrocarbon (light, non-greasy, satiny feeling emollient)

Let’s finish off what’s accidentally became isomer month by meeting icoeicosane, a non-volatile hydrocarbon related to dodecane, isododecane, Neossance® Hemisqualane, squalane, icohexadecane, and the others. (It was supposed to be shared last month, but I just realized the scheduled post didn’t post! Eek!) But first, if you aren’t familiar with hydrocarbons, check out these posts...

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#alltheingredients: Isopropyl isostearate (IPIS) – an isopropyl ester

Isopropyl isostearate (IPIS) is an isopropyl ester related to isopropyl myristate (IPM), isopropyl palmitate (IPP), and isopropyl stearate (IPS). It’s a low viscosity, non-greasy, hydrophobic (water-hating), medium polarity, water white, odourless, and clear ester derived from isostearic acid. We use it as a skin conditioning and occlusive emollient that’s more water resistant than isopropyl myristate...

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Creating formulas with isopropyl palmitate (IPP): Silky, smooth, non-greasy, emulsified lotion bar for the shower

Over the last week, we’ve learned that the isopropyl esters are light, fast spreading, non-greasy, and silky, and they can be used with emulsified or anhydrous (without water) products. We met isopropyl myristate (IPM), then made a less greasy, lighter anhydrous whipped body butter with shea, then we met isopropyl palmitate (IPP), which you could use...

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