Potential duplication for Puritan’s Pride Hair Thickener & Conditioner (part two)

Yesterday, we reviewed the ingredient list for this product, Puritan’s Pride Panthenol Hair Thickener and Conditioner. Today, let’s think about which ingredients we can use for a potential formula. Where’s the 1% or lower point in this ingredient list? Let’s review the ingredient list… Water, Cetrimonium Chloride, Mineral Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol and Ceteareth-20, Lanolin,...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The new e-zine is here! My favourite class formulas

You asked, I’m sharing! Here are some of my favourite formulas from my classes! Some are fairly straightforward and great for beginners; others are more complicated and suitable for those who want to take their formulating to the next level. We use all kinds of butters, oils, silicone substitutes, emulsifiers, surfactants, and more. I’ve even...

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Potential duplication for Puritan’s Pride Hair Thickener & Conditioner (part one)

In the October 2018 duplicating post, Lisa asked about Puritan’s Pride Panthenol Hair Thickener and Conditioner. Let’s take a look at this to see what it’s all about! Add New Body to Lifeless Hair! Pamper your hair with Puritan’s Pride Hair Thickener & Conditioner. After continuous use, your hair will have more body, feel stronger, and look...

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Where’s the emulsifier in the duplication of Evan Healy Blue Lavender Cleansing Milk? 

A few people in this post – Potential duplication of Evan Healy Blue Lavender Cleansing Milk (part four, the formula) – wanted to know what was the emulsifier. In the original formula, we find two anionic emulsifiers in the form of sodium lauroyl lactylate and sodium stearoyl lactylate. Copied from part one of this duplication… Sodium...

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Q&A Quickie: Why use sodium hydroxide instead of triethanolamine to increase pH?

In the October Q&A, Charlette asked, Sometimes I’ll see sodium hydroxide at the end of an ingredient list for skin products and I wonder why would this be used? Wouldn’t it be much easier to use TEA (triethanolamine) to increase pH rather than lye (which is usually bought in huge batches when all I’d be using...

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If you wanted to get a formulator a present: Things for measuring

I know it’s hard to buy presents for crafters as it’s hard to know what specific and awesome ingredients we want, so I thought I’d share a few ideas then ask you for your suggestions to make life easier for those who might be buying us gifts for birthdays, Christmas, and other holidays. This post...

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Updates on duplicated formulas for the month…

I have a few duplications I’ve been working on for a while now – specifically Tarte’s Frxxxtion Stick, an exfoliating cleanser in stick form, and Benefit’s Pore-Fessional Face Primer. I had to wait for ingredients to arrive so I could make up prototypes and such. (I’m very excited about the silicone waxes I was sent as...

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Oh, the weather outside is frightful: Formulating a chamomile & allantoin occlusive hydrating spray for winter 

Oh, the weather outside is frightful – okay, not where I live as it’s sunny with a high of 13°C, but it’ll be cold and windy soon enough – and that means wind and cold chapping! There are a few awesome ingredients you can use to protect your skin from the elements, like allantoin, which...

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I’m like a kid in a candy store at Windy Point Soap: Dry Shampoo! 

I had such a great time at Windy Point Soap in Calgary. It was hard to leave as I already miss spending time with Michele, Keith, and Amanda, and I met some new people, like Jenna, Vanessa, and Carla. I felt like a kid in a fireworks, candy, and puppy dog store as they let...

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