Q&A: Should I pre-dissolve panthenol in water to make a solution? Should I have a powdered and liquid version?

In this month’s Q&A, Susan wrote, Happy day to you! I only have the powdered form of panthenol at the moment. It’s from Formulator Sample Shop, with a recommended usage rate of 1-5%. To make it a more versatile ingredient, I’m wondering which of the following scenarios might be best … 1) Should I turn the...

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Q&A: Is there a way to identify powder and liquid ingredients?

In this month’s Q&A, Susan asked, I am wondering if there are any patterns within your formulations which might help me determine whether powdered or liquid ingredients are called for. For instance, I’ve noticed that powdered extracts tend to appear as 0.5% whereas liquid extracts appears as 5%. Additionally, panthenol appears as a powder in...

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Creating foamy, bubbly, lathery™ facial cleansing grains: Two more formulas! (part five)

In part one, we took a look at the formula for a foamy, bubbly, lathery™ cleansing grains with botanicals and powdered surfactants and vitamins and so much more. In part two, we looked at the solid surfactants we might choose for this product. In part three, we considered a few humectants and botanical extracts. In...

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Creating foamy, bubbly, lathery™ facial cleansing grains: Choosing other powders, like clay and starches, and testing the pH (part four)

In part one, we took a look at the formula for a foamy, bubbly, lathery™ cleansing grains with botanicals and powdered surfactants and vitamins and so much more. In part two, we looked at the solid surfactants we might choose for this product. In part three, we considered a few humectants and botanical extracts. In this...

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Creating foamy, bubbly, lathery™ facial cleansing grains: Choosing humectants and botanical extracts (part three)

In part one, we took a look at the formula for a foamy, bubbly, lathery™ cleansing grains with botanicals and powdered surfactants and vitamins and so much more. In part two, we looked at the solid surfactants we might choose for this product. In part three, we considered a few humectants and botanical extracts. Today,...

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