Creating an astringent, cooling, de-griming, and hydrating mister with loads of hydrosols (part three)

Welcome back to the process of creating this awesome astringent, cooling, de-griming, and hydrating mister with loads of hydrosols! In Tuesday’s post, we chose our hydrosols (floral waters, distillates) and humectants. In yesterday’s post, we chose our preservatives and took a quick look at the concept of solubility. In today’s post, let’s make the formula and...

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Creating an astringent, cooling, de-griming, and hydrating mister with loads of hydrosols (part two)

Welcome back to the process of creating this awesome astringent, cooling, de-griming, and hydrating mister with loads of hydrosols! In yesterday’s post, we chose our hydrosols (floral waters, distillates) and humectants. Today, let’s review our product to decide which preservatives we could use to keep our products safe and uncontaminated along with a quick look...

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Creating an astringent, cooling, de-griming, and hydrating mister with loads of hydrosols (part one)

Our family has been testing all kinds of sunscreens for the summer, trying to find the perfect one that won’t make us look deathly white, greasy as heck, weirdly powdery, or pimply after a few days, so we’ve been wearing it even when we’re around the house to see what they’re like on application on...

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#alltheingredients: Isoamyl laurate and isoamyl cocoate – isoamyl esters, aka Naturderm IL, Gosulin IL

We met isoamyl laurate the other day – also known as dermofeel® sensolv – so let’s meet isoamyl cocoate, then take a look at the ingredient that might be called Naturderm IL or Gosulin IL. Isoamyl laurate only consists of the C12 fatty acid, lauric acid, while isoamyl cocoate has an array of fatty acids...

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#alltheingredients: Isoamyl laurate – an isoamyl ester (aka dermofeel® Sensolv)

I bet you thought isomer month was over, but wait – there’s more! Let’s meet isoamyl laurate today before meeting it in combination with isoamyl cocoate tomorrow! Formulator Sample Shop was kind enough to send me a sample of this awesome isoamyl ester, Isoamyl laurate, also known as dermofeel® Sensolv, a polar oil that works...

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