Blast from the past: “An Apple a day” foaming facial cleanser and modifications

I’m putting together a list of things I need to make over the next week or two as I start re-stocking our bathroom cupboard with everything we might need over the next six months. My first priority is to make a batch of facial cleanser as I think I have maybe three days’ worth left?…...

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Working with Sesaflash: Creating a fancy facial serum!

Welcome back to this short series about Sesaflash – Sesaflash (INCI: Glycerin (and) Acrylates copolymer & PVP/polycarbamyl polyglycol ester (and) Hydrolyzed Sesame Protein PG – propyl methylsilanediol. Yesterday, we took a look at a few base formulas we could create to incorporate this ingredient into a facial serum or moisturizer. I thought we could modify…...

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Working with Sesaflash: Formulating a basic facial serum or moisturizer

Yesterday we met this awesome cosmeceutical/active called Sesaflash – Sesaflash (INCI: Glycerin (and) Acrylates copolymer & PVP/polycarbamyl polyglycol ester (and) Hydrolyzed Sesame Protein PG – propyl methylsilanediol – so let’s take a look at how we might use it today. Let’s take at a few base formulas we could make with Sesaflash! The key is…...

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Creating a hydrating honey, bamboo & hyaluronic acid facial serum with squalane (formula)!

So what the heck happened between the batch of hydrating hyaluronic acid & squalane serum I made a few weeks ago that was perfectly clear – find the formula here – and the one we made in our Zoom meeting the other day? Why did it go all creamy like that? The short answer is that…...

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Zoom meeting formulas: Creating a hydrating hyaluronic acid & squalane facial serum with Sepinov EMT 10.

We made these formulas in the Zoom meeting on Sunday, May 16, 2020, on mixers. You can download the PDF with all the information here, or you can read the posts! Thanks for joining me for the second part of the products we made in the Zoom meeting earlier this week. Let’s take a look…...

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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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#alltheingredients: Fruit enzyme complex PF (active)

I realized I hadn’t shared anything about this ingredient with you this year, so let’s make that right! Fruit enzyme complex PF* is a combination of an number of different fruits, containing 10.889% each of pomegranate, star fruit, passion fruit, kiwi, mangosteen, pineapple, lychee, Indian jujube, and guava with 2% Leucidal as preservative. This blend is…...

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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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