#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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#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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#alltheingredients: Olive leaf extract (INCI: Olea Europaea Leaf Extract) – botanical extract, liquid

Olive leaf extract (INCI: Olea Europaea Leaf Extract and Propanediol) works in our topical formulas as an anti-irritant, powerful anti-oxidant, and anti-bacterial ingredient that works as a skin and hair conditioner. It can soothe irritated and reddened skin while hydrating to increase moisturization. In hair care products, it works to hydrate and boost shine while...

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Q&A: Should I pre-dissolve panthenol in water to make a solution? Should I have a powdered and liquid version?

In this month’s Q&A, Susan wrote, Happy day to you! I only have the powdered form of panthenol at the moment. It’s from Formulator Sample Shop, with a recommended usage rate of 1-5%. To make it a more versatile ingredient, I’m wondering which of the following scenarios might be best … 1) Should I turn the...

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Q&A: Is there a way to identify powder and liquid ingredients?

In this month’s Q&A, Susan asked, I am wondering if there are any patterns within your formulations which might help me determine whether powdered or liquid ingredients are called for. For instance, I’ve noticed that powdered extracts tend to appear as 0.5% whereas liquid extracts appears as 5%. Additionally, panthenol appears as a powder in...

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