Modifying products for summer: Making a warm process, more hydrating, more occlusive lotion with babassu oil and Incroquat BTMS-50

On the 31st, we modified the 10 minute naturally compliant, cationic lotion with babassu oil to add extra humectants. I asked if you wanted to see this made with a different emulsifier, and you said yes! so let’s take a look at that. Please let me know in the comments of any post what you’d…...

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Modifying products for summer: Making a cold process, mostly naturally compliant, more hydrating lotion with babassu oil

It’s the worst part of summer for me – the end of July/beginning of August heat wave, where temperatures get to 35˚C (95˚F) with a Humidex of 39˚C (102˚F) with air quality warnings. I have air conditioning in the house and my car – as well as air conditioned seats, we just found out –…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week fourteen) – body butter #2

Welcome back to our Newbie Tuesday series, introduction to making naturally compliant lotions using Ritamulse SCG! We’re in week 14, which means it’s time to make the second of three body butters! How will these differ from the hand lotions or body lotions we made in weeks one to twelve, and the body butter we…...

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Summer products: 10 minute strawberry & honey parfait with ViscOptima SE, part four – altering the emollients

Welcome back to this series, Let’s make and modify products for summer! In the first part of this modification of the 10 minute strawberry & honey parfait with ViscOptima SE, we added some humectants, allantoin as an occlusive, and altered the oils a little bit. I shared our base formula with some modifications, which we’ll…...

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Summer products: 10 minute summer lotion with ViscOptima SE, part three – botanical extracts

Welcome back to this series, Let’s make and modify products for summer! In the first part of this modification of the 10 minute strawberry & honey parfait with ViscOptima SE, we added some humectants, allantoin as an occlusive, and altered the oils a little bit. I shared our base formula with some modifications, which we’ll build…...

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Summer products: 10 minute summer lotion with ViscOptima SE, part two – hydrosols, floral waters & fruit essences

Welcome back to this series, Let’s make and modify products for summer! In the first part of this modification of the 10 minute strawberry & honey parfait with ViscOptima SE, we added some humectants, allantoin as an occlusive, and altered the oils a little bit. I shared our base formula with some modifications, which we’ll build…...

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Summer products: 10 minute strawberry & honey parfait with ViscOptima SE, part one

Welcome back to this series, Let’s make and modify products for summer! When it comes to making anything for summer, we can make all kinds of modifications that’ll make our skin feel colder, more hydrated, more watery, but still reduce transepidermal water loss and give us all that awesome moisturized goodness we want in our…...

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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 natural hair oil with substitutions – modifying a formula from IPCS

Let’s go back to the original post for a moment to see what we’re making! The basic formula for this natural hair oil from Institute of Personal Care Science is is 9.5% Cetiol CC, 0.5% essential oil blend, 0.5% Argan oil, 0.2% Dermofeel Toco 70, and up to 100% Cetiol Ultimate or Vegelight 1214 LC. As…...

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