Duplicating FCTRY’s Unicorn Snot (part one)

  My first thought when I saw Becky had posted this in the April duplicating thread  is “ewwww, what a name!” The second thought is that the kids in my group love this stuff, so a duplication seems so logical! This is a gel that contains glitter that you put on your skin, then wash…...

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Recipes from the HSCG 2017 conference: Niacinamide & willow bark hydro-gel – part three, the recipe and modifications (updated)

Yesterday, we met a new gelling agent in the form of Sepinov EMT 10, and Monday we took a look at the ingredients we’re using in this recipe. Today, let’s look at the recipe and some modifications we can make to it! NIACINAMIDE & WILLOW BARK OIL FREE MOISTURIZER (HYDRO-GEL) WATER PHASE 74.5% distilled water…...

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Recipes from the HSCG 2017 conference: Niacinamide & willow bark hydro-gel – part two, all about Sepinov EMT 10

In yesterday’s post, we took a look at the ingredients to create a hydrating and oil free recipe with niacinamide and willow bark. Today, let’s take a look at this new gelling agent and what it offers. I’m using Sepinov EMT 10 as my gelling agent (INCI: Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer). It’s a pre-neutralized polymer…...

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They aren’t mistakes: They’re salty, gummy, tasty learning opportunities

Every day I see posts and messages from those of you who are scared to try something because you might waste supplies or make an unsuccessful product. To you I say this: Get in the workshop and try making something! You will learn nothing until you have the experience of holding the ingredients in your…...

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Newbie Tuesday on Thursday: Making a gelled facial serum with AHAs

Last week we took a look at AHAs. Today, let’s add some of these to our gelled serum with or without oils using Sepimax ZEN. We’re using a combination of fruit acids you can find as Multifruit BSC, fruit acid complex, and other names because we can add quite a bit of it without having to…...

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Newbie Tuesday on Wednesday: Making a gelled facial serum with AHAs (part one)

Yesterday we took a look at making a gelled serum with 10% oil with Sepimax ZEN. Today, let’s add some fruit acids to the mix to create something that will act as an AHA or alpha-hydroxy acid, something Sepimax ZEN can handle at up to 4% without problems! As a quick note, it can also…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making a gelled facial serum with oil using Sepimax ZEN

Wow, I just can’t stay on schedule lately, and I apologize for that. I did write a few posts on making lip scrubs – yummy pear coconut scrub, a lovely jojoba & peppermint scrub, and a plumping peppermint & jojoba lip scrub – which go well with this series of making facial products.  In our last…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Using Sepimax ZEN to create an oil free moisturing gel

As I mentioned in a previous entry in this series, Sepimax ZEN (INCI: Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6) is a pre-neutralized gellant we can use to incorporate things that other gels can’t handle, like electrolytes and surfactants as well as lower pH ranges to incorporate ingredients like AHAs. It can also incorporate oils, so you can make a gelled serum…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Gels, gels, gels! Chamomile & cucumber oil free gel moisturizer for dry skin types

We took a look at making a toner by including Ultrez 20 with a neutralizer, and we made a toner/oil free gel moisturizer for normal skin types by adding ingredients to pre-made gel yesterday. Let’s take a look at making a chamomile and cucumber oil free gel moisturizer/toner both ways. VERSION 1: MAKE A GEL, THEN…...

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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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