Potential duplication for Tarte Frxxxtion stick 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser (part four)

Yesterday, I shared with you the first prototype formula I created for this exfoliating stick, but I thought we should take some time to look at the process of making it, then see what we might want to change. When I made this, I boiled some distilled water in the kettle to add to the…...

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Potential duplication for Tarte Frxxxtion stick 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser (part three)

Oh my gosh, is it for true and for real? Are we ready to create a protoype formula for the Tarte Frxxxtion stick 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser? Again, you don’t have to read all these posts to enjoy this prototype formula – this isn’t the Marvel Cinematic Universe where you have to watch every single movie…...

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Potential duplication for Tarte Frxxxtion stick 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser (part two)

Holy cow! Did we finally make it back to this duplication after quite the aside about preservatives, thickening clay, non-polar hydrocarbons, and polar oils? Whew! If you’d like to follow along with this series in much greater detail, check out these posts. You don’t have to read them all – this isn’t the Marvel Cinematic…...

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Practice your process: Choosing the right preservative for the job! 

We need to talk about a preservatives for a bit for both the Tarte Frxxxtion stick duplication and in general. When we’re formulating, we need to evaluate every product to see which preservative will work best with it. In most of the formulas I make, I use Germall Plus liquid because it works with the…...

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Potential duplication for Tarte Frxxxtion stick 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser (part one)

This duplication has been a long time coming, and it’s huge for a number of reasons. One, there are many ingredients we’ve never discussed before, and two, it led me down a massive rabbit hole about clays, oils, and all kinds of chemistry. If you don’t want to read all of that, it’ll be quite…...

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