Facial scrubs: Adding the exfoliants to the oil base

As this post is all about the scrubbies, please refer to the physical exfoliants (part 1) and physical exfoliants (part 2) posts rather than having me recap them there.  You’ve created your most excellent oil base for your facial scrub (dry and normal skin or oily skin), and now you want to add some scrubbies … Read moreFacial scrubs: Adding the exfoliants to the oil base

Facial scrubs: Creating the base of an oil based scrub – specific examples for oily or acne prone skin

In all honesty, those of us with oily or acne prone skin should probably stay away from oil based scrubs and stick to using water based or surfactant based scrubs. If you really want to use one, consult a good list of comedogenic ingredients, formulate something really simple (one or two oils maximum), and keep a … Read moreFacial scrubs: Creating the base of an oil based scrub – specific examples for oily or acne prone skin

Comedogenicity: What the heck does that mean?

What does comedogenicity mean or what does it mean when an ingredient is comedogenic? It means that an ingredient or product causes the formation of comedones (blackheads) in a relatively short period of time. Blackheads form when the outer layers of our skin do not shed properly and the hair follicle is blocked. The blackhead part comes … Read moreComedogenicity: What the heck does that mean?

Facial scrubs: Creating the base of an oil based scrub – specific examples for dry and normal skin

Since this product is all about the oils, taking time to choose exactly the most awesome oils for your skin type is a good use of your time! We took a look at a few possible choices yesterday – let’s see some examples today! As a quick aside, I know it’s tempting to include dozen … Read moreFacial scrubs: Creating the base of an oil based scrub – specific examples for dry and normal skin

Facial scrubs: Creating the base of an oil based scrub

Making an oil based scrub for your face is pretty simple. Get some oils, pour them into a container, add some exfoliant, you’re done. The hard part is choosing which oils and exfoliants to use. I tell the kids in the groups this all the time. It takes maybe 5 minutes to make an earring, … Read moreFacial scrubs: Creating the base of an oil based scrub

Facial scrubs: Which exfoliants to choose? Physical exfoliants (part 2)

What other exfoliants can we use in facial products? (Click here for part one…) Seeds: You can find a variety of seeds at our suppliers, and you’ll have to check which ones stay crunchy even in water! Ask your supplier for the suggested usage rates. I’m loving cranberry seeds right now, and I added them … Read moreFacial scrubs: Which exfoliants to choose? Physical exfoliants (part 2)

Garnier Fructis Haircare Fall Fight line of products: The shampoo

What’s the deal with Garnier Fructis Haircare Fall Fight Fortifying Shampoo For Falling, Breaking Hair product line? It seems like everyone at the pool is using them (possibly because they got free samples…) Here’s the marketing stuff…Strengthen Hair from The Inside Out to Reduce BreakageSave up to 1500 strands of hair per month**Fuller-looking hair after … Read moreGarnier Fructis Haircare Fall Fight line of products: The shampoo