Creating a bi-phasic make-up remover with isohexadecane (formulas)

We met the original formula for this bi-phasic make-up remover back in 2019 after I taught two versions at Voyageur Soap & Candle and Windy Point Soap Making Supplies in my classes – sigh, remember in-person classes? – but I’ve been playing with it over the last few years using some of these new esters...

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Creating an amaranth & honey foaming facial cleanser (part three, adding fruit acid complex)

Welcome to part three of this short series on making an amaranth & honey foaming facial cleanser. In part one, we chose our ingredients, including preservatives. In part two, we made the formula, then tested and adjusted the pH. In part three, we’ll modify the formula to include fruit acid complex, a chemical exfoliant full...

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Facial products: Anhydrous facial serum with squalane & carrot tissue oil with l-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) – formula

This might be the most popular formula I’ve shared with friends and testers over the last year, my vitamin packed facial serum with squalane & carrot tissue oil. We first made it during the Sunday, July 19th, 2020, Zoom workshop on solubility, and I fear the formula might be lost in the links for that...

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Creating facial moisturizers with active ingredients: Vitamin C, 3-glyceryl ascorbate

This post and formula is kinda an extension of last week’s Formulating Friday in which we made a facial moisturizer with the emulsifier Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 as we’re modifying those formulas, but you don’t have to be following the series to make these. If you’d like to learn more about each ingredient and why we’re using them...

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Creating facial moisturizers with active ingredients: Ceramide Complex

This post and formula is kinda an extension of last week’s Formulating Friday in which we made a facial moisturizer with the emulsifier Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 as we’re modifying those formulas, but you don’t have to be following the series to make these. If you’d like to learn more about each ingredient and why we’re using them...

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