How do I learn about ingredients? Creating a conditioner for textured or curly hair using STEPANQUAT® Helia (part seven)

Welcome back to this series demonstrating how to use new ingredients and create new formulas! To catch-up on this series, check out these posts: Part one: How do I research ingredients? STEPANQUAT® Helia (INCI:  Disunfloweroylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Sunflower Seed Oil Glycerides (and) Lauryl Lactyl Lactate)?  Part two: Creating the ingredient reference chart? Part three: Finding starting…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

How do I learn about new ingredients? STEPANQUAT® Helia (part five) – formula using Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2, evaluation

Welcome back! Did you have fun navigating all those lovely rabbit holes we fell down on Monday as we learned all about the chemistry of the three ingredients found in STEPANQUAT® Helia (INCI:  Disunfloweroylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Sunflower Seed Oil Glycerides (and) Lauryl Lactyl Lactate)? Did you enjoy putting together the ingredient reference chart? And are you looking forward…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

How do I learn about new ingredients? Join me as we learn more about STEPANQUAT® Helia (part four) – formula using Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2

Welcome back! Did you have fun navigating all those lovely rabbit holes we fell down on Monday as we learned all about the chemistry of the three ingredients found in STEPANQUAT® Helia (INCI:  Disunfloweroylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Sunflower Seed Oil Glycerides (and) Lauryl Lactyl Lactate)? Did you enjoy putting together the ingredient reference chart? And are you looking forward…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

How do I learn about new ingredients? Join me as we learn more about STEPANQUAT® Helia (part three)

Welcome back! Did you have fun navigating all those lovely rabbit holes we fell down on Monday as we learned all about the chemistry of the three ingredients found in STEPANQUAT® Helia (INCI:  Disunfloweroylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Sunflower Seed Oil Glycerides (and) Lauryl Lactyl Lactate)? And did you have fun gathering information for our ingredient chart yesterday?…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

How do I learn about new ingredients? Join me as we learn more about STEPANQUAT® Helia (part two)

Welcome back! Did you have fun navigating all those lovely rabbit holes we fell down on Monday as we learned all about the chemistry of the three ingredients found in STEPANQUAT® Helia (INCI:  Disunfloweroylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Sunflower Seed Oil Glycerides (and) Lauryl Lactyl Lactate)? Now that we know what each of them, it’s time to learn…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

How do I learn about new ingredients? Join me as we learn more about STEPANQUAT® Helia (part one)

I thought it’d be fun to share with you my process of learning about new ingredients, finding starting formulas, working with them in my workshop, observing their changes over time, and, finally, sharing them with you. This’ll take a few days to cover, but in the end, you’ll have a great sense of what goes…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

Reference post: How I’m calculating cost per gram for ingredients

I’ve been trying to include the cost of each ingredient in grams for the products I’ve been making lately, so I thought I should share how I’m figuring that out for future reference. You can see this in action in the recent Sisley Paris Floral Lotion duplication. I go to the supplier where I bought…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

Resources: Accessing data sheets, SDS, formulas, and formulation guides

If you’re looking to gather more information and formulas, I have a few ideas for you! I’ll be adding to this as I find more, then re-posting it to the top of the blog so you’ll see it. If you have ideas, please share those in the comments to make this a better list! Updated…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

Some chemistry textbooks and other resources if you’re taking my course or want to learn more! 

I’m so excited to see so many people have signed up for the introduction to chemistry course I shared the other day! I thought I’d shared some resources with you for textbooks and such, but I didn’t, so here they are! Please share any resources you have in the comments! TEXTBOOKS I really like this one,…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $10 Level, and $3 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

Resources: Beginners start here! and the new glossary page

I wanted to draw your attention to a new section of the blog, the glossary, which you can find up there in the menu under “resources”. You can find all kinds of definitions there, and I’ll be updating it as we add more! And if you’re a beginner, don’t forget about the Beginners start here…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe