My duplication process on paper

I wanted to give you a little taste of what my process looks like when I set out to duplicate something. First, I list the ingredients in black on graph paper. (I do everything on graph paper as I’m incredibly messy!) I write beside each ingredient what I think it brings to the mix. (That’s…...

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Duplicating products: Step 4B – How do you know how much of a thing to use?

When you’re duplicating a product, we need to figure out our starting point. How do  I know how much of each thing to use? Experience, skin feel, and the suggested usage rate. In my recipe in the previous post for Noxzema Classic Clean, there wasn’t really anything that I couldn’t have used at a much…...

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Duplicating products: 4A – Figuring how where the 1% or lower line might be

This is a pretty important step, so I thought I should add a bit more about this part of the duplicating process. The 1% or lower line is where the ingredients that are used at less than 1% or located. (Seems obvious, eh?) It doesn’t have to be in any particular order, just that everything…...

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Duplicating products: Step five – create a starting recipe in percentages

DUPLICATING PRODUCTS IN SIX STEPS 1. Get the complete ingredient list. 2. Look at what each ingredient brings to the product. 3. Figure out what’s really important and what’s there for label appeal. 4. Figure out how much of each ingredient to use. 5. Create a starting recipe in percentages. 6. Make the recipe, then…...

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Duplicating Products: Step four – Figure out how much of each ingredient to use

DUPLICATING PRODUCTS IN SIX STEPS 1. Get the complete ingredient list. 2. Look at what each ingredient brings to the product. 3. Figure out what’s really important and what’s there for label appeal. 4. Figure out how much of each ingredient to use. 5. Create a starting recipe in percentages. 6. Make the recipe, then…...

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My duplicating process – overview

I’ve had this post on the Patreon site since I started it in July 2016, but I thought it was time to bring it over to the new blog! What are the steps for learning how to duplicate a product? 1. Obtain a complete ingredient list, preferably with INCI names. 2. Look at what each…...

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Duplicating Products: Step three – Figure out what’s really important

In the earlier post, we looked at the ingredient lists and what each ingredient might bring to the product. Today, we’ll take a look to see what’s really important to make the product work. DUPLICATING PRODUCTS IN SIX STEPS 1. Get the complete ingredient list. 2. Look at what each ingredient brings to the product…....

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Duplicating products: Ingredient lists and step two – what each ingredient brings to the product

In the previous post, we got the complete ingredient list and learned about INCI names. Today, let’s take a look at step two, looking at what each ingredient brings to the product.  DUPLICATING PRODUCTS IN SIX STEPS 1. Get the complete ingredient list. 2. Look at what each ingredient brings to the product. 3. Figure…...

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Duplicating products: Step one – What are my steps for duplicating a product?

One of the more popular topics on my blog is duplicating products. There are so many reasons for this – saving money, eliminating ingredients we don’t want, making something discontinued, and so on – and it’s great fun to play with ingredients until we make something we love. As I’ll be posting quite a few…...

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How do I choose which products to duplicate?

When I started on Patreon in July 2016, I figured I’d be able to get to all the duplications you send me, but I get so many every month, it would take every waking moment to make them and then more, so I take the time to consider each one you suggest. When someone posts…...

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