#alltheingredients: Dimethicone – soft, silky, smooth, velvety, matte, non-draggy silicone

It’s been a while since we enjoyed a deep dive into dimethicone, one of my favourite silicones for hair and skin care products. I’ll be starting a series on making hair conditioners without silicones shortly, and thought it was time we learned a bit more about this awesome silicone before we tried replacing it with...

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#alltheingredients: Cyclomethicone – light, volatile silicone

It’s been a while since we enjoyed a deep dive into cyclomethicone, one of my favourite silicones for hair and skin care products. I’ll be starting a series on making hair conditioners without silicones shortly, and thought it was time we learned a bit more about this awesome silicone before we tried replacing it with...

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Q&A quickie: Can we use LC1684 (cyclomethicone and dimethicone) in skin care products? Do I use DM6 or DM350 in facial products?

In the Q&A, Krista asked: Happy February Susan! Quick question, I purchased Lotioncrafter’s LC1684 for a hair product I make – could this be used in place of regular Dimethicone in skincare for that “slip”? Also, do you use the DM6, or the DM350 for facial products? Thanks!!! Happy February, Krista! Lotioncrafter LC 1684 (INCI:Cyclomethicone...

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Creating emulsions with Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 aka ICE Silicone (cold process emulsifier) – formulating thicker body butters and creams (formula #5)

Welcome back to this short series on this wonderful new cold process emulsifier – Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 (INCI: Cetyl alcohol, sodium polyacrylate, polysorbate 80, glyceryl stearate, dimethicone/divinyldimethicone/silsesquioxane crosspolymer) aka ICE Silicone at Making Cosmetics. In part one, we met the emulsifier and learned how to use it. In part two, we took a look at four basic...

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Creating emulsions with Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 aka ICE Silicone (cold process emulsifier) – formulating thicker hand & body lotions (formula #4)

Welcome back to this short series on this wonderful new cold process emulsifier – Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 (INCI: Cetyl alcohol, sodium polyacrylate, polysorbate 80, glyceryl stearate, dimethicone/divinyldimethicone/silsesquioxane crosspolymer) aka ICE Silicone at Making Cosmetics. In part one, we met the emulsifier and learned how to use it. In part two, we took a look at four basic...

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