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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Weekday Wonderings: Can I use Sepimax ZEN to thicken a facial cleanser so I can include dermabrasion crystals?

In this post, Modifying the facial cleanser even more with hydrolyzed proteins, Jamil asked:  Could I substitute Sepimax ZEN for the Crothix in the cleanser for oily skin recipe and then add dermabrasion crystals to make it a scrub? If so at what Percentage? The crystals did not stay suspended with Crothix.  Yes! Sepimax ZEN can...

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Recipes from the HSCG 2017 conference: Niacinamide & willow bark hydro-gel – part two, all about Sepinov EMT 10

In yesterday’s post, we took a look at the ingredients to create a hydrating and oil free recipe with niacinamide and willow bark. Today, let’s take a look at this new gelling agent and what it offers. I’m using Sepinov EMT 10 as my gelling agent (INCI: Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer). It’s a pre-neutralized polymer...

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