In these posts on surfactants I’ve been writing recently, I’ve mentioned viscosity quite a lot, so I thought we should take a look at this concept. The easy way to think about viscosity is about the thickness of a fluid. Water has low viscosity while something like glycerin has a higher viscosity. I liked this … Read moreViscosity!
We made a lovely facial cleanser the other day with Miracare Soft 313 and Siligel. Let’s take a look at using other surfactants in this formula. The key to using Siligel as your thickener for surfactants is to remember what you can’t use with it. You don’t want to go higher than 5% active anionic … Read moreExperiments in the workshop: Making a rose water & chamomile facial cleanser with other surfactants and Siligel
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On December 31st, I shared with you a few of my favourite new ingredients from 2017. What else did I like? New favourite surfactant: Okay, this one is super hard as I have added at least 16 new surfactants to my workshop this year. How about I break it down into surfactant and surfactant blend? … Read moreThese are a few of my favourite new things in 2017 – part two: surfactants