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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Share your experiences and pictures!

It was really lovely to get all those nice e-mails and comments from you about the products you had made for Christmas with the recipes on the blog. I’d love to see more! Comment here or email me at swiftcraftymonkey@swiftcraftymonkey.blog and share your pictures with me. (If you don’t want me to put those pictures...

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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...

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Point of Interest, including the kids to whom you have been making all those wonderful donations! I hope you’re spending today with people you love eating food you like. I hope you are somewhere warm and comfortable and happy. I hope you are smiling and laughing and singing...

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Merry Christmas Eve!

I had this great post on exfoliant a mostly prepared for today, then I started researching clays and before I knew it…it was lunch time! So look for that post later this week with far more information than I had expected! As an aside, it might be a white Christmas around here! Hope you have...

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