Creating a protective, naturally compliant facial moisturizer with all kinds of lovely things for the winter months using Olivem 1000 (part two) –  modifying the formula with thickeners, butters, and oils

Welcome to part two of this five part series on making a lovely facial moisturizer for the winter months using Olivem 1000! In part one, we reviewed the original formula we made in the Newbie Tuesday series in 2021. Today, let’s look at how we’ll modify the formula by altering the thickeners, butters, and oils!...

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Creating a vitamin & botanical extract packed anhydrous facial serum with squalane and tropical fruit blend OS (formula)

On October 22nd, we met this gorgeous, decadent tropical fruit blend OS, an oil soluble blend of five tropical fruits, including coconut, kakadu plum, passionfruit, blueberry, and banana used at 1% to 10% in anhydrous products – those without water, like whipped shea butter or lip balms – or in the oil phase of an...

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Creating an amaranth & honey foaming facial cleanser (part two, formula)

Welcome back to this short series on creating a foaming facial cleanser with foaming amaranth surfactant and a bunch of lovely ingredients, like humectants, botanical extracts, and more. If you’d like to see part one of this series in which we review our ingredients, look at the preservative chart, and learn more about what we...

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Creating an amaranth & honey foaming facial cleanser (part one)

I admit it – I love a good foaming facial cleanser. I find that cleansing my face with a foamy, bubbly, lathery™ cleanser that doesn’t feel like it’s stripping my skin, that rinses off easily so I can avoid that horrible, dry, tight feeling, and leaves my skin feeling super dewy but not greasy or...

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#alltheingredients: NatraSmooth™ (facial & hair active, hydrating)

I found this ingredient at Lotioncrafter, NatraSmooth™ (INCI: Water, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp (Snow Mushroom) Extract, Betaine, Glycerin), a nicely gelled liquid derived from snow mushroom (also called silver ear mushroom) as an anti-oxidant that works as an amazing humectant and skin and hair conditioner. It binds water to the skin and hair to work as...

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