#alltheingredients: NaturePep® Amaranth (INCI: Water, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract) – hair care active for volumizing and thickening products

As I’ve been reviewing all the various formulas and ingredients I’ve played with over the last four years – wow, since 2017??? – I’ve been finding ones I haven’t shared with you yet. Today, let’s take a look at this water soluble amaranth extract that goes by the name NaturePep® Amaranth from Lotioncrafter!  I’m reviewing...

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#alltheingredients: Borage extract (INCI: Glycerin (and) Water (and) Borago Officinalis (Borage Herb) (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate)

I can’t believe I haven’t shared my love for this extract with you yet! Let’s take a look at borage extract (INCI: Glycerin (and) Water (and) Borago Officinalis (Borage Herb) (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate), a water soluble liquid botanical extract we can add to our products at 0.5% to 5% in the cool down...

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#alltheingredients: Ginger root extract (liquid, water soluble)

Ginger root extract (Zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract) is a botanical extract that can be used as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-oxidant that works to reduce lipid peroxidation and reduce superoxide production. It’s considered to be a soothing ingredient for irritated skin that can reduce redness, so it’s suggested for all skin types, but especially...

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Creating foamy, bubbly, lathery™ facial cleansing grains: Choosing humectants and botanical extracts (part three)

In part one, we took a look at the formula for a foamy, bubbly, lathery™ cleansing grains with botanicals and powdered surfactants and vitamins and so much more. In part two, we looked at the solid surfactants we might choose for this product. In part three, we considered a few humectants and botanical extracts. Today,...

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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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