Weekend Wonderings: What’s making my lotion sticky? (part two)

Yesterday, we took a look at a formula submitted by BrNy to see what could be making her lotion sticky. Today, we’ll see what we can do to reduce that skin feel. Here’s the ingredient list again: Glycerin, resveratrol, n-acetyl glucosamine, water, sea kelp bioferment, niacinamide, dl-panthenol, allantoin, liquid Germall Plus, fractionated coconut oil, and … Read more

It’s too hot to craft: Cold process hair conditioners – part four with ICE Hair Restore

Last Monday, we met a new, cold process conditioner I bought from Making Cosmetics called Ice Hair Restore (aka Gracefruit’s EasyMix Smooth or Jeesperse CPCS). Last Tuesday, we made a hair conditioner with it, then modified that on Wednesday into a more intense conditioner my best friend coined the Pineapple Express Intense Conditioner. Let’s modify … Read more

It’s too hot to craft: Cold process hair conditioners – part three with ICE Hair restore

On Monday, we met a new conditioning agent called ICE Hair Restore (aka Jeesperse ICE T CPCS or Gracefruit’s EasyMix Smooth). And yesterday, we made a nice conditioner with it. But you know me – I have to play – so let’s take a look at another version I’m loving! PINEAPPLE EXPRESS INTENSE CONDITIONER83% distilled … Read more

It’s too hot to craft: Cold process hair conditioners – part two with ICE hair restore

Yesterday, we met a new hair conditioning ingredient, ICE Hair Restore (aka Jeesperse ICE-T CPCS or EasyMix Smooth from Gracefruit) INCI: Cetearyl alcohol (and) behentrimonium chloride (and) polyquaternium 37. It doesn’t need to be heated and held to work, so it’s perfect for these ridiculously hot days when going into your workshop to formulate with … Read more

It’s too hot to craft: Cold process hair conditioners – part one with ICE Hair Restore

Is it possible to make hair conditioners without heating or holding? Why are you even asking this question? What madness is this, Swift? I bought this cold process hair conditioning ingredient – called Ice Restore at Making Cosmetics* – INCI: Cetearyl alcohol (and) behentrimonium chloride (and) polyquaternium 37 – that appears to be a product … Read more

Weekend Wonderings: Compare and contrast Emulthix and Aristoflex AVC?

In this post, Emulsifiers: Emulthix, Srjnm asks: How would you compare Emulthix and Aristoflex? I know you have worked with both these cold emulsifiers. When would you use one over the other or what are the pros/cons of each? Which one do you like best? Thank you for sharing your experience with these ingredients. I’ve been … Read more