Series from a question from Patreon: What’s a cosmeceutical? What’s an active? And how much can we use of these things in combination? Part four – considering a formula

Let’s analyze a potential formula here to see if I can include all the ingredients I want. In yesterday’s post, we set out a list of things to consider when making something, and I’ll review that after we consider all our products… If I were to make an oil free gel for my rosacea prone … Read moreSeries from a question from Patreon: What’s a cosmeceutical? What’s an active? And how much can we use of these things in combination? Part four – considering a formula

Series from a question from Patreon: What’s a cosmeceutical? What’s an active? And how much can we use of these things in combination? Part three – things to consider when formulating

On November 27th, we started this review of cosmeceuticals by looking at different definitions. On Sunday, December 3rd we established different categories for these ingredients. Let’s continue this discussion… Here’s the problem with these categories: They can be a bit vague.What does anti-aging mean? It means that something might treat the signs of aging, like age spots, hyperpigmentation, … Read moreSeries from a question from Patreon: What’s a cosmeceutical? What’s an active? And how much can we use of these things in combination? Part three – things to consider when formulating

Series from a question from Patreon: What’s a cosmeceutical? What’s an active? And how much can we use of these things in combination? Part two…

We spent a great deal of time trying to define the idea of “cosmeceutical” and “active” in this post, so let’s get to the next parts of the questions posed in my October Q&A on Patreon. Michelle asked: I am wondering what exactly is considered an ‘active’ ingredient, and if there is a maximum percentage recommended for … Read moreSeries from a question from Patreon: What’s a cosmeceutical? What’s an active? And how much can we use of these things in combination? Part two…

Series from a question from Patreon: What’s a cosmeceutical? What’s an active? And how much can we use of these things in combination? Part one – definitions

In the October Q&A on Patreon, Michelle asked: I am loving the latest e-zines with all the lovely cosmeceuticals. I am wondering what exactly is considered an ‘active’ ingredient, and if there is a maximum percentage recommended for total active ingredients in a formulation. I have been experimenting with many of the cosmeceuticals in an eye gel … Read moreSeries from a question from Patreon: What’s a cosmeceutical? What’s an active? And how much can we use of these things in combination? Part one – definitions

Weekend Wonderings: What’s making my lotion sticky? (part two)

Yesterday, we took a look at a formula submitted by BrNy to see what could be making her lotion sticky. Today, we’ll see what we can do to reduce that skin feel. Here’s the ingredient list again: Glycerin, resveratrol, n-acetyl glucosamine, water, sea kelp bioferment, niacinamide, dl-panthenol, allantoin, liquid Germall Plus, fractionated coconut oil, and … Read moreWeekend Wonderings: What’s making my lotion sticky? (part two)

Newbie Tuesday: Creating a facial toner (part four) – adding cosmeceuticals

Yesterday we took a look at cosmeceuticals and a few that we could incorporate into our toners. Today we’ll create a few recipes you can try at home! Let’s say you liked this simple toner for dry skin with rose water and cucumber, what could we add to this mix? Quick note: This toner is … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Creating a facial toner (part four) – adding cosmeceuticals

Newbie Tuesday: Creating a facial toner (part three) – introduction to cosmeceuticals

When last we met – which was a while ago, sorry! – we were looking at modifying a basic toner recipe using humectants, hydrolyzed proteins, cationic polymers, and more. This week I’d like to take a look at modifying the recipe further using what we call cosmeceuticals. What’s a cosmeceutical? They’re “cosmetic products with properties very similar … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Creating a facial toner (part three) – introduction to cosmeceuticals