Q&A: Questions about Azelaic Acid?

In the December Q&A, Kristina asked, Hi Susan!! I have a question about azelaic acid. In your blog post #alltheingredients: Azelaic Acid, you note that it is recommended that it be added to the cool down phase below 40˚C, but earlier in the post you note that Corum states that it has a melting point...

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Q&A: How much Olivem 1000 or Montanov 68 to use in a balm-to-milk cleanser?

In the December Q&A, Nancy asked, Hi, I’m new here and I’m just starting to navigate all of this info! I have a question about using Olivem 1000 or Montanov 68 MB in a balm to milk cleanser. The suggested usage rates on suppliers websites only show the rates when used in emulsions. I am researching formulas and...

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Q&A: Can I make my own glycerite, extract, or infusion? (Updated, December 12, 2021)

In this month’s Q&A post, MsWabi asked, I’d really like to use turmeric in my face cream and/or face oil and would like to make my own extract. What do you think is the best way to make a turmeric extract for use in an emulsion or facial oil? This is something that’s come up a...

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Q&A: Is there a reason you use combination of SCI and SCMI in the powder cleansers?

I’m sorry I couldn’t answer your question more quickly, as I mentioned in the update from November 30th and the Welcome to December 2021 post, I’m having great difficulty typing and have to rely on dictation for a lot of work right now. Thank you so much for your patience. In our monthly Q&A post, Togzhan asked, Could...

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Q&A quickie: Shelf life of Simulgreen 18-2 emulsifier?

In the monthly Q&A post, Melinda asked, Susan, do you or anyone else happen to know the shelf life of Simulgreen 18-2? I bought it from Lotioncrafter but they don’t carry it anymore so I can’t look at the spec sheet. I have tried searching the internet with no luck. I have the brochure pdf and...

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