Newbie Tuesday: Creating a facial toner, part two

Last week we started making toners. This week, we’ll modify them using some of the interesting ingredients we can get from our suppliers. As an aside, there’s nothing wrong with a simple toner of rose water or witch hazel plus preservative. Simple can be just as awesome as super and ridiculously complicated, so don’t stress...

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Newbie Tuesday: Creating a facial toner

If you’ve been following the Newbie Tuesday facial products series, you’ll know we’ve spent the last three months making various cleansers for our skin. Let’s take a look at making toners today. What’s a toner? It’s a liquid or gel that we apply after we clean our skin to make it feel nice. I’ve seen...

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One ingredient, five products: Gels – making a gelled toner (part three)

We took a look at making a gelled toner with pre-neutralized gel yesterday, but we found it a little thin. (That’s not a bad thing; I just want something a bit thicker!) Let’s take a look at how we could make a gelled toner from scratch! To make a gelled toner from scratch – or...

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One ingredient, five products: Gels – making a gelled toner (part two)

On Friday we took a look at a new product, a gelled toner, and figured we could make one at home using carbomers. The big difference between making a regular, liquid toner and a gelled toner will be eliminating stickier ingredients because we won’t be removing it from our skin. What kinds of things would...

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One ingredient, five products: Cucumber extract in a more complicated toner

Cucumber extract is one of those ingredients that just sounds cooling and soothing and moisturizing, and it can provide all of that and more in our products. In our toners, cucumber extract behaves as an astringent, which is great for normal to oily skin, and as an emollient, which is great for all skin types....

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