Creating a foaming facial cleanser with Plantapon® TF: Clary sage, tea tree & chamomile for dry to normal skin types (formula), part two

Welcome back to part two! We’re making foaming facial cleansers using Plantapon® TF (INCI: Decyl Glucoside (and) Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate (and) Coco Glucoside (and) Glyceryl Oleate, a blend of gentle to mild, non-ionic foamy, bubbly, lathery surfactants and non-ionic thickeners and emollients that can create tear-free cleansers with a skin friendly pH of 4.5 to 5.5,…...

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Creating a foaming facial cleanser with Plantapon® TF: Reviewing the ingredients (part one)

Plantapon® TF (INCI: Decyl Glucoside (and) Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate (and) Coco Glucoside (and) Glyceryl Oleate) It’s a blend of gentle to mild, non-ionic foamy, bubbly, lathery surfactants and non-ionic thickeners and emollients that can create tear-free cleansers with a skin friendly pH of 4.5 to 5.5, used at around 20%. It’s a wonderful cleanser for all…...

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Foaming cleanser formula: A festive salad de fruits foaming facial cleanser with fruit enzyme complex PF

Sorry for taking so long to share this salad de fruits* foaming facial cleanser, the final part of the apple a day foaming cleanser formula series, but I wanted to get some ideas from Raymond about how he enjoyed it. You’ll see his comments at the end of this post. *I took 7 years of…...

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Foaming facial cleanser formula: An apple a day… (part two)

I’ve been having great fun formulating with foaming apple (INCI: Sodium cocoyl apple amino acids) to make this extra apple-y foaming facial cleanser. Yesterday, we chose our surfactants and other water phase ingredients. Today, let’s choose the preservative and create the final formula! Which preservatives could we use here? We need something that works with pH…...

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Foaming facial cleanser formula: An apple a day… (part one)

I mentioned much earlier this year that I loved the apple fruit essence and foaming apple surfactant from Lotioncrafter for creating a super apple-y facial cleanser, but I didn’t share it! (Thanks for the reminder, Kelly!) Let’s take a look at creating this foamer bottle facial cleanser, lash extension cleanser, and makeup remover using these…...

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Potential duplication of Sisley Paris Floral Toning Lotion (part two)

Welcome back! We took a look at part one of this duplication process the other day by analyzing the ingredient list, then we took a bit of an aside to look at fruit essences. Today, let’s see if we can’t create a base formula for this product! We established that despite the name – Sisley…...

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Potential duplication of Sisley Paris Floral Toning Lotion (part one)

In the October duplicating thread, Pamela asked, Susan, I have heard a lot of raving from the Youtube beauty community about the Sisley Floral Toning Lotion, (Yes, it is Jeffree Star Approved! For what that’s worth!). But it costs $103 USD for 8.4 ounces!!!! They don’t have the full ingredient list anywhere that I could…...

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Foamy, bubbly, lathery surfactants: Creating a foaming facial cleanser with Iselux Ultra Mild

I’m having such great fun teaching at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies in Calgary this week! We have one class left today – premium facial care – and then we leave for home tomorrow. I’ve been having so much fun playing with all these various ingredients so I’m still super busy, but I wanted to share a few…...

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Q&A: Can I use sodium lauroyl sarcosinate in place of SCI in a creamy cleanser?

In the July Q&A, Tessa asked, So here’s where I need help: How to substitute surfactants. There’s a formula that calls for 5% SCI (powder) and I’d like to use Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate instead. But how can I know what % of this ingredient to use so I can get the same cleansing effect as…...

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Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! A series on testing, measuring, and adjusting pH in our products. Creating a facial cleanser with decyl glucoside (part two – the formula!)

Thanks for joining me today to create this foaming facial cleanser with decyl glucoside, which we’ll then test with our pH meters and strips! I’m so excited to share this all with you, so let’s get right to the formula, then the process! Yay! If you’d like to catch up on all the posts in…...

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