Combining emollients: Section four, viscosity – Creating an anhydrous body oil (part five, using oil soluble extracts)

Welcome to section four, part five of this series on combining emollients! In this part of the series, we’ll be making an anhydrous body oil (one without water) with all the information we have about viscosity and spreading values to see how those might impact the choices we make to create a smooth cascade of...

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Combining emollients: Section four, viscosity – Creating an anhydrous body oil (part four, meeting some oil soluble extracts)

Welcome to section four, part five of this series on combining emollients! In this part of the series, we’ll be making an anhydrous body oil (one without water) with all the information we have about viscosity and spreading values to see how those might impact the choices we make to create a smooth cascade of...

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Newbie Tuesday: Creating facial moisturizers with Incroquat BTMS-50

Welcome back to our Newbie Tuesday beginner lotion making series, this one focusing on making lotions, body butters, creams, and moisturizers with Incroquat BTMS-50. This week, we’re making a facial moisturizer, a light, powdery, non-greasy lotion with some awesome oils, like squalane. Previous posts & links for this series!  If you don’t know much about...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Improving radiance and brightening skin: Ingredients to reduce hyperpigmentation (part one)

We’ve spent the last week looking at various ways we can “improve radiance” and “brighten skin”. On Monday, we took a look at using hydrating and moisturizing ingredients to increase hydration and reduce dryness. On Wednesday, we created a hand & body lotion for more humid climates, and Thursday, we created one for more arid...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Improving radiance and brightening skin: ECOcert facial moisturizer with Varisoft EQ65

One of my favourite new ingredients is Varisoft EQ 65 (INCI: Distearoylethyl dimonium chloride (and) cetearyl alcohol). It’s a green, readily biodegradable, and ECOcert positively charged or cationic compound that works as an emulsifier for lotions and conditioners for your hair. It has to have the pH reduced to 5 to be positive or cationic, so...

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