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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Subscribers’ exclusive: Improving radiance and brightening skin: Hydrating lotions for less humid climates

On Monday, we started this series – What does it mean if something “improves radiance” or “brightens skin”? – by looking at how we can use humectants and moisturizing ingredients to decrease skin dryness and increase skin hydration. Yesterday, we made a hydrating hand & body lotion for more humid climates in which we added a…...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Improving radiance and brightening skin: Hydrating lotions for more humid climates

On Monday, we took a look at how we can use hydrating and moisturizing ingredients to make skin look smoother and more hydrated, then we met Lipomoist 2036. Let’s take a look at how we can create lovely formulas that will help with dry skin and more. Making skin look smoother and more hydrated isn’t…...

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Q&A: What can I do with hydrogenated butters?

In the December Q&A on Patreon, Connie asked: I am back in my crafting space and trying to figure out why I bought some of the ingredients on my workbench.  Like rosehip butter and coffee butter……what on earth do I want to use them for? and why did I buy them lol…..I have not seen…...

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