Subscribers exclusive: Potential duplication of Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter – part three

Next up, the water soluble ingredients. We have water, aloe vera, glycerin, Sepinov EMT 10 and xanthan gum, decyl glucoside, comfrey leaf extract, green tea extract, white tea extract, allantoin, panthenol, and sunflower seed extract.If you’d like to read more about these ingredients, please visit part one of this duplication series.   I like to...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter – part two

Yesterday, we took a look at the ingredient list for a potential duplication of Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter. Let’s take a look at creating the emulsifier for this product today.We need to figure out how much of each ingredient to use in the product based on what we know about each ingredient and the...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil (part three)

On Saturday, we reviewed the ingredient list for this product. On Sunday, we created a potential duplication formula for this product, but we are missing one of the key ingredients – oleyl alcohol – so we have to thicken this some other way. The blend is too thin and will pour out of the bottle...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil (part two)

Earlier, we took a look at steps one through three for duplicating a product. Let’s look at step 4, figuring out how much of each ingredient to use.We decided that the 1% or less line was probably after the oleyl alcohol but definitely before the fragrance. One problem I have here is that I can’t...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil (part one)

As I was so limited last month with having the arm pain of doom, I am hoping to get a few duplications this month. As I’ve been asked about this one so many times, I thought it was time to post it!In the September duplicating post, Raffaella asked if we could take a look at...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter – part one

In the September duplicating post, Kathy suggested we try making our version of the Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter. This is a lovely looking, oil in water lotion filled with all kinds of oils and other emollients for dry skin.The first step is to get a complete ingredient list.  INGREDIENTS FOR SWEET CITRUS: Aqua (Water)**(and)...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of the Nip + Fab Soften Kale Fix Moisturizer (part two)

Yesterday, we took a look at the ingredient list for this product. Today, we’ll look at where to start with the duplication, and you’ll see the post for the formula shortly.Please find the steps of my duplicating process in this post....

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of the Nip + Fab Soften Kale Fix Moisturizer (part one)

Cecilia asked if we could try a duplication of the Nip + Fab Soften Kale Fix Moisturizer*. Please visit this post to see all the steps in my duplicating process…  Ingredient list: Aqua (Water/Eau), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG=100 Starate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Theobroma Cacoa...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of Beauticontrol’s Nutri-Rich oil with apricot kernel oil

Kim, a young woman in our youth program, asked if we could try duplicating this product a few months ago. She’s really happy with it, and suggested I share it here with you. This is incredibly timely as it appears this company has gone under, and no one can get this any more.As a note,...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of Hairstory NewWash (part four, the formula)

I’m ready to reveal my prototype formula for this product. Please check out part one, part two, and part three for all the steps I took to get to this point.POTENTIAL DUPLICATION OF HAIRSTORY NEWWASH (attempt #1) HEATED WATER PHASE 65% distilled or reverse osmosis water 5% aloe vera liquid 3% stearamidopropyl dimethylamine 3% rose...

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