Members exclusive: Formulas I would have offered at the US conference: Anhydrous facial serum

I was scheduled to offer a seminar on facial products at the US conference in Atlanta in early May, but had to cancel due to my ongoing pain issues, so I present to you the formulas I would have shared at the sold out (30 participants) $89 per person seminar. I love a good anhydrous...

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You know you’re a hardcore formulating geek when…

…you lay awake thinking how you might design a fictional product you see see on TV, in this case a whisky infused lotion offered to Ron Swanson on Parks & Recreation during a bachelor party. I’m thinking something like the Aristoflex AVC lotion or Sepinov EMT 10 cream gel would be ideal for this kind of product.

It’s surprisingly hard to incorporate alcohol into lotions – read more in this post – so you could add a fragrance oil instead. Bay rum, champagne, peach Bellini are all so awesome, although as a teetotaler, I lean more towards root beer.

All of these are from Voyageur Soap & Candle. Click here for a disclaimer about my relationships with these suppliers.

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Member exclusive: Do you have questions about surfactants and/or thickeners?

I’ve been working on these posts about all the new surfactants and thickeners I have for almost a year, and every time I think I’m ready to share, I end up down a rabbit hole as I follow my curiosity for a few hours as it’s just such an interesting topic. I think I know...

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Member exclusive: How to log into the blog for the month of April 2018

Okay, so here’s how to log into the blog! If you have an account with the blog… If you’re on a computer or in a browser, In the menu bar, mouse over “buy courses & e-books” and you’ll see the bit that says “my account“. Scroll down and click on that. It’ll ask for a log-in, … Read more