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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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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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 one)

This is a bonus formula I teach during my eco facial classes at Voyageur Soap & Candle to demonstrate the fun of testing and adjusting the pH of a cleanser. I call this one my sulfate-free, ECOcert foaming facial cleanser with decyl glucoside, which kinda describes it really well as it contains decyl glucoside as…...

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Potential duplication for Tarte Frxxxtion stick 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser (part four)

Yesterday, I shared with you the first prototype formula I created for this exfoliating stick, but I thought we should take some time to look at the process of making it, then see what we might want to change. When I made this, I boiled some distilled water in the kettle to add to the…...

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Potential duplication for Tarte Frxxxtion stick 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser (part three)

Oh my gosh, is it for true and for real? Are we ready to create a protoype formula for the Tarte Frxxxtion stick 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser? Again, you don’t have to read all these posts to enjoy this prototype formula – this isn’t the Marvel Cinematic Universe where you have to watch every single movie…...

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Duplication: Potential acne cleanser similar to Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser?

In the November Q&A post, Amy asked: So my 20 something year old daughter approached me and asked if I could try my hand at duplicating her acne face wash, she’s tired of paying $15/bottle. It’s Mario Badescu acne facial cleanser. Ingredients: Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Dimethicone,…...

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Experiments in the workshop: Adding Vita Burst Beads to our products – facial cleansers

We’ve spent the week having some fun with this gelled toner I taught at the first ever spa products class day at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies in Calgary, Alberta, back in November. On Monday, I shared with you a gelled toner we made for normal to oily skin types. On Tuesday, we took a look at…...

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A few notes on this series about making gelled toners from my classes…

I hope you’re enjoying the series I’ve been sharing about making gelled toners. I thought I had scheduled posts for Thursday and Friday, but I guess I hit “save draft” instead of “publish”. I’ve shared those with you today… From my classes: Gelled toner becomes sheet mask (Thursday) All the ingredients! Vita Burst Beads (Friday) Experiments…...

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