Plumping peppermint & jojoba oil lip scrub

On Wednesday we looked at making a fractionated coconut oil lip scrub. Yesterday, we altered the recipe to be all about the jojoba oil and peppermint essential oil. Today, let’s look at an anhydrous or non-oil containing ingredient we could add to this recipe. Confession: I’ve been playing with so many active ingredients over the … Read morePlumping peppermint & jojoba oil lip scrub

Newbie Tuesday: Using Sepimax ZEN to create an oil free moisturing gel

As I mentioned in a previous entry in this series, Sepimax ZEN (INCI: Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6) is a pre-neutralized gellant we can use to incorporate things that other gels can’t handle, like electrolytes and surfactants as well as lower pH ranges to incorporate ingredients like AHAs. It can also incorporate oils, so you can make a gelled serum … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Using Sepimax ZEN to create an oil free moisturing gel

Newbie Tuesday: Gels, gels, gels! Chamomile & cucumber oil free gel moisturizer for dry skin types

We took a look at making a toner by including Ultrez 20 with a neutralizer, and we made a toner/oil free gel moisturizer for normal skin types by adding ingredients to pre-made gel yesterday. Let’s take a look at making a chamomile and cucumber oil free gel moisturizer/toner both ways. VERSION 1: MAKE A GEL, THEN … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Gels, gels, gels! Chamomile & cucumber oil free gel moisturizer for dry skin types