Creating formulas with isopropyl palmitate (IPP): Silky, smooth, non-greasy, emulsified lotion bar for the shower

Over the last week, we’ve learned that the isopropyl esters are light, fast spreading, non-greasy, and silky, and they can be used with emulsified or anhydrous (without water) products. We met isopropyl myristate (IPM), then made a less greasy, lighter anhydrous whipped body butter with shea, then we met isopropyl palmitate (IPP), which you could use...

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Creating formulas with isopropyl myristate (IPM): Anhydrous whipped body butters with shea

Over the last few days, we’ve learned that the isopropyl esters are light, fast spreading, non-greasy, and silky, and they can be used with emulsified or anhydrous (without water) products. One of the easiest ways to see how isopropyl myristate (IPM) feels on your skin is to make a simple anhydrous formula and substitute it...

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Creating emulsions with Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 aka ICE Silicone (cold process emulsifier) – formulating lightweight hand & body lotions (formula #3)

Welcome back to this short series on this wonderful new cold process emulsifier – Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 (INCI: Cetyl alcohol, sodium polyacrylate, polysorbate 80, glyceryl stearate, dimethicone/divinyldimethicone/silsesquioxane crosspolymer) aka ICE Silicone at Making Cosmetics. In part one, we met the emulsifier and learned how to use it. In part two, we took a look at four basic...

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Creating emulsions with Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 aka ICE Silicone (cold process emulsifier) – formulating light lotions, body milks & facial moisturizers (formula #2)

Welcome back to this short series on this wonderful new cold process emulsifier – Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 (INCI: Cetyl alcohol, sodium polyacrylate, polysorbate 80, glyceryl stearate, dimethicone/divinyldimethicone/silsesquioxane crosspolymer) aka ICE Silicone at Making Cosmetics. In part one, we met the emulsifier and learned how to use it. In part two, we took a look at four basic...

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Creating emulsions with Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 aka ICE Silicone (cold process emulsifier) – base formulas

Yesterday, we met this wonderful new cold process emulsifier – Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 (INCI: Cetyl alcohol, sodium polyacrylate, polysorbate 80, glyceryl stearate, dimethicone/divinyldimethicone/silsesquioxane crosspolymer) aka ICE Silicone at Making Cosmetics. Today, let’s make some base formulas with it! Let’s take a look at four very basic formulas for making three lotions with different viscosities – just...

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