Why did I buy that again? Siligel (Updated November 2022)

This is a neat new anionic (negatively charged) cold process gelling agent that’s considered green, eco-friendly, and natural. Siligel (INCI: Xanthan Gum (and) Lecithin (and) Sclerotium Gum (and) Pullulan) can create gels, be used as a stabilizer in emulsions, suspend things like exfoliants in gels, and enhance skin feel. (They say it may be a...

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Q&A: How can we know if an ingredient is gluten-free?

In a message I received from a Q&A subscriber, I was asked this important question: How we can tell if an ingredient is gluten free? The short answer is to check the listing or data sheet from the supplier or manufacturer. If something contains gluten, it will usually tell you. If it doesn’t contain gluten, it...

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#alltheingredients: Yogurt hydrolysate SF (INCI: Hydrolyzed yogurt protein)

Yogurt hydrolysate SF (INCI: Hydrolyzed yogurt protein) is a slightly thickened, yellow liquid derived from yogurt proteins, used for hair and skin as a film forming, hydrating, conditioning ingredient that contains probiotics. It can be used in cleansing products to counteract the drying or irritating properties of the foamy, bubbly, lathery™ surfactants, As the molecules...

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#alltheingredients: Milk hydrolysate PF (INCI: Hydrolyzed milk protein)

Milk hydrolysate PF (INCI: Hydrolyzed milk protein) is a clear to slightly cloudy, light yellow, water soluble liquid we can use in skin care products as an anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, film forming ingredient that soothes irritated skin, increases hydration, and reduces transepidermal water loss (TEWL). In hair care products, it increases hydration and elasticity, which increases...

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Check what you have: Dry-Flo AF (INCI: Corn Starch Modified) and Dry-Flo TS (INCI: Tapioca Starch (and) Polymethylsilsesquioxane) – updated February 13, 2021

In this post, Heela wrote to me to say: I have been trying to look for directions on how to use Dry-Flo TS in lotion to get rid of that “greasy” feeling. I read on your blog that you add it to the water phase. My lotions were coming out a bit weird and I went...

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