Creating an amaranth & honey foaming facial cleanser (part three, adding fruit acid complex)

Welcome to part three of this short series on making an amaranth & honey foaming facial cleanser. In part one, we chose our ingredients, including preservatives. In part two, we made the formula, then tested and adjusted the pH. In part three, we’ll modify the formula to include fruit acid complex, a chemical exfoliant full...

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Creating an amaranth & honey foaming facial cleanser (part two, formula)

Welcome back to this short series on creating a foaming facial cleanser with foaming amaranth surfactant and a bunch of lovely ingredients, like humectants, botanical extracts, and more. If you’d like to see part one of this series in which we review our ingredients, look at the preservative chart, and learn more about what we...

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Creating an amaranth & honey foaming facial cleanser (part one)

I admit it – I love a good foaming facial cleanser. I find that cleansing my face with a foamy, bubbly, lathery™ cleanser that doesn’t feel like it’s stripping my skin, that rinses off easily so I can avoid that horrible, dry, tight feeling, and leaves my skin feeling super dewy but not greasy or...

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#alltheingredients: Foaming amaranth protein ECT or PET – foamy, bubbly, lathery™ surfactant, very gentle

April 2021 has accidentally become Accidental Amaranth Month™! So far we’ve met amaranth seed oil (INCI: Amaranthus caudatus seed oil) and NaturePep® Amaranth (INCI:Water, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract) and now foaming amaranth, a foamy, bubbly, lathery™ surfactant derived from protein to work as a gentle to very mild cleanser for skin and hair. You might...

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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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