Weekend Wonderings: Cetearyl alcohol is not an emulsifier, and using oils on dry skin

It’s recently come up that NDA is calling a version of cetearyl alcohol “emulsifying wax O”, with the disclaimer that it’s not an all in one emulsifier and would require another ingredient to make it work.  If you look at this document, you’ll see that cetearyl alcohol is an emollient ingredient on par with an … Read more

Happy new year!

I wanted to thank you, my lovely readers, for asking questions, challenging me, and generally being awesome over the last year. As you may know, I’ve been facing some health challenges with loads of back pain of unknown origin. Thank you for continuing to follow the blog when I haven’t been able to post as … Read more