Formulating for your skin type: Body butter for wrinkled skin

If you are a wrinkled or pigmented skin type, you might feel a little left out of the recent posts on toner and body butter because I didn’t go into specifics of formulating those products, and I apologize for neglecting you. It’s hard to take into consideration every single skin type possibility in a post...

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Formulating for your skin type: Body butter for oily skin

Point of interest…This is actually a picture of a whipped shea butter, but I was getting bored of using the same pictures over and over again! This might seem like a bizarre concept, adding more oils to your oily skin, and for some people with really oily skin, this might be a very bad idea,...

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Formulating for your skin type: Body butter for dry skin

Let’s formulate a body butter suitable for dry skin! For dry skin we want to include a lot of lovely humectants, oils containing linoleic acid or GLA, phytosterols like ß-sitosterol to help with moisturization and inflammation, anti-oxidants, and Vitamin E. If you have a damaged skin barrier, you’ll want to include oils and butters containing...

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Formulating for your skin type: Body butter

Our facial skin type is not always the same as our body skin type. I have oily-sensitive (rosacea)-non-pigmented-wrinkled skin on my face, but my body skin is fairly normal (except my back), fairly resistant, non-pigmented with some signs of aging. Take a look at the skin types again to see if your facial skin type...

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Making a toner for the dry skin type – resistant or wrinkled

I really have to take more pictures of my toners! I hate using the same pictures all the time! Yesterday we took a look at a toner suitable for a dry skinned, sensitive or wrinkled type to use as a moisturizer alone. If you want a toner to use after cleansing but before moisturizing…well, that’s...

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Making a toner for the dry skin type – rosacea or acne prone

Toners should be all about the moisturization if you are a dry skinned girl. Think of them as the step before you moisturize in the morning. Astringents are not your friends, so let’s make a nice floral water splash to help hydrate your skin before you get out there and face the world! BUT WAIT!...

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Making a toner for the oily skin type – creating the recipe

Okay, so we have the general idea of what we want to include, so let’s get started on making a toner! With the idea in mind of being careful when we combine extracts, I suggest you choose one you really like to start off with, then add a second one when you see how your...

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Making a toner for the oily skin type – choosing your ingredients!

Toner is the ideal product for an oily skin type because it contains a lot of wonderful astringents and it can behave as a water based moisturizer. It doesn’t take much to adapt this recipe for acne prone, rosacea, or wrinkled skin types types, so let’s take a look at how to make an oily...

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Periodic tables of awesomeness!

You know I’m a chemistry fan – hey, I married a man named Nichols so I could be Susan Ni2 – so here are a few most excellent periodic tables for your amusement…The periodic table of awesomements! It’s so awesome, it should have its own place on the periodic table of awesomements…which gets into a...

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What your donations pay for!

Thank you to the amazing and kind donations from readers of this blog. (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out this post…) If you want to see some of the pictures of our kids’ creations, please check out my craft groups album on Picasa. Unfortunately, I can’t put up pictures of...

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