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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#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay – part five, versions 3 & 4

I’m doing my best to work with this new ingredient, TKB Trading’s Thickening Clay (INCI: Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite). So far I’ve tried a few suggestions and formulas from TKB Trading that didn’t work out so well, and a formula that I tried mixing with high shear and with a toothpick. All of these attempts...

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#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay – part four, version 2

I’m doing my best to work with this new ingredient, TKB Trading’s Thickening Clay (INCI: Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite). So far I tried a few suggestions and formulas from TKB Trading that didn’t work out so well, and yesterday, I tried a formula I found online, which separated over time. VERSION 2 It was...

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#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay – part three, version 1

The suggestion and recipes shared by TKB Trading for this thickening clay didn’t work for me, so I thought I’d go on a quest for other formulas I could try at home to succeed with this ingredient. I found a formula that called for fractionated coconut oil and isopropyl myristate (IPM) as the oils with 3%...

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#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay (INCI: Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite) – part two

Welcome back from the aside on polar oils and isododecane! Let’s take a look at working with this ingredient! To recap the series so far… Potential duplication of Tarte Frxxxtion Exfoliating Stick (part one) Practice your process: Choose the right preservative for the job #alltheingredients: Thickening clay (part one) Chemistry: What the heck are polar oils?...

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