Q&A: How would you modify a shampoo bar formula to be a “no more tears” product? Part two, reviewing the solid surfactants

Welcome back to this series on creating a “no more tears” solid shampoo bar! In part one, we reviewed the surfactants that Alexander noted she has in her workshop – sodium cocoyl isethionate (SCI), foaming apple surfactant, decyl glucoside, and Cocamidopropyl Betaine – looking at their pH and potential irritation to our eyes. We need another...

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Q&A: How would you modify a shampoo bar formula to be a “no more tears” product?

In this month’s Q&A, Alexandra asked, I have two kids neither of whom are great at keeping shampoo suds out of their eyes. How would you modify a shampoo bar formula to make it a no-tears one? I currently have SCI powder, decyl glucoside, cocamidopropyl betaine, and foaming apple surfactant in my stash, but I’m happy...

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Q&A: Liquid crystal emulsifiers? Is there a list of them? How to create a successful Olivem 1000 emulsion?

In this month’s Q&A, Kristina asked, Happy June Susan! I’m have a quick question (I hope!) at one point I was using liquid crystal emulsifiers, now it’s hard to get a list of them – Olivem 1000, and Montano 68 (which has been sold out) are the only ones I can find when I search...

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Q&A: How do I use n-acetyl glucosamine in heated emulsions?

In this month’s Q&A, Susan asked, Happy day to you! I’m hoping you could tell me how to add n-acetyl glucosamine to heated emulsion face lotions. All I’ve found is that it should be dissolved in water and added to a formulation below 50˚C. Since we’re heating to 70˚C to make the emulsion this would bring...

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Q&A: Why can this company include water in their sugar scrubs? Why doesn’t it dissolve the sugar? (Updated June 2022)

In this month’s Q&A, Sehrish asked, I want to know that as it is said in sugar body scrub we should not add water based ingredient. So how tree hut’s body scrub is made i am just curious that how it is made in the ingredients list there are sugar, glycerine, poly 20, aqua, oil based ingredients...

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