Thickening surfactants and suspending mica, glitter, jojoba beads, and other exfoliants!

Can you tell I’m obsessed with this new-to-me surfactant, Iselux Ultra Mild, yet? Let’s take a look at suspending micas today! Are you wondering why the shiny micas in your pretty bubble bath fell to the bottom or your jojoba beads floated to the top of your facial cleanser? Thickening your product with Crothix, Ritathix...

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In Cosmetics Global: Stepan, makers of my favourite surfactants!

I wanted to share some of my experiences from In Cosmetics Global in Paris with you. My laptop is still dead and I’m absolutely exhausted, so this is more like a series of tweets or Instagram posts. I’ll be sharing so much more with you when we get home! On day one, Jane Barber of...

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Further adventures in cosmetic chemistry: What’s up coming next! 

As I was writing up another variation of the Saje Psoria Ease Healing Treatment Lotion about incorporating rheology modifiers into our lotions – things like xanthan gum or gelling agents – I realized I needed to stop so I can finish the series I was sharing about some of the cosmetic chemistry terms I was...

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Q&A: Using glycol distearate to thicken the daily use shampoo? Using SCI in liquid products? Increasing the solubility of SCI?

In the September Q&A post, Melanie asked, I am trying to make a shampoo using glycol distearate and am having no luck. I do as you suggest, and melt this separately but when I add it to the other ingredients the final product ends up gritty. I have tried adding it all at once, and have...

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Chemistry: Rheology modifiers – categories and defining a few more terms

On September 7th, we started this series off by looking at why xanthan gum might pill or ball on your skin when used in lotions. Then we started this series, for which I’ve also created a glossary of terms as we’ll be using them a lot in the future… Defining some scientific terms: Solubility, viscosity,...

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