Newbie Tuesday: Gels, gels gels! Lavender & chamomile oil free gel moisturizer for normal skin types

You shared your opinion here, by e-mail, and on my new Facebook page for the blog, so we’ll be spending a few more weeks on creating gelled products with Ultrez 20 and Sepimax ZEN.  Last week we took a look at adapting a toner to become a gelled toner by incorporating Ultrez 20 into your recipe…....

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Newbie Tuesday: New schedule of posts…

Wow, I’m really off track again thanks to the intellectual property theft and plagiarism I’ve been dealing with lately, and I ask your indulgence as I try to figure out how to fit all the things in that need to be done and keep up with posts on the blog.  I hope you enjoyed making…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Let’s start making facial cleansers!

Oh my gosh! It’s here! The day on which we start making a facial cleanser. Are you as excited as I am for this? Woo! We’ll be taking a look at the process of creating a foaming facial cleanser over the next few days – so it’s really not a Tuesday only thing for this…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Facial products series – A shopping list

Sorry for the delay in posting the ingredients you’ll want to get for the first few projects for our Newbie Tuesday facial products series. The plan is to make these products… Facial cleanserFoaming facial cleanserExfoliating facial cleanserMicellar waterTonerAnd three gels – a gelled toner, serum, and an eye gel We’ll be starting the making part…...

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Emulsifiers: Aristoflex AVC – a light lotion with babassu oil

Today we’ll take a look at the last of my Aristoflex AVC lotions – okay, the last for a bit because I’m in love with this emulsifier, and you’ll definitely see more in the future. I’m using many of the same ingredients as my previous lotions with this emulsifier, so I’ll refer you to the…...

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Emulsifiers: Aristoflex AVC – a light lotion with resveratrol, panthenol, and allantoin

Before I took my break, we were having fun formulating with Aristoflex AVC, a new emulsifier we can work with cold to make light lotions! This recipe would be suitable for a light body milk or facial moisturizer. It is very light, and spreads very well without leaving behind a greasy look or white soaping…...

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Emulsifiers: Aristoflex AVC – light lotion with NAG, ceramides, and quaternized rice

I don’t know if you noticed, but I seem to be having a torrid love affair with this new emulsifier, Aristoflex AVC, which can create lotions and gels cold! N-acetyl glucosamine (NAG) It is a bio-identical ingredient that can reduce hyperpigmentation in the skin, and has been shown to work well when combined with niacinamide. It…...

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