Subscribers’ exclusive: Potential duplication for Perfectly Gentle shampoo from The Honest Company (part five)

We made it! We have a few more things to think about, then it’s formula time! To recap – part one, part two, part three, and part four – but the most important parts of this product are the surfactants, those bubbly, lathery, foamy things that make the shampoo do its magic! Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine,...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Potential duplication for Perfectly Gentle shampoo from The Honest Company (part four)

We’ve been having some fun analyzing the ingredient list for this shampoo – part one, part two, and part three – but the most important parts of this product are the surfactants, those bubbly, lathery, foamy things that make the shampoo do its magic! I think it would be easier to use a blend or...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Potential duplication for Perfectly Gentle shampoo from The Honest Company (part three)

We’ve been having fun thinking about how we might duplicate the Perfectly Gentle shampoo from The Honest Company, so let’s keep going! Woo! We’ve obtained a complete ingredient list with INCI names and we’ve analyzed each ingredient. Click here for part one, and click here for part two. What do we have here, then? We have a...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Potential duplication for Perfectly Gentle shampoo from The Honest Company (part two)

Yesterday, we started our review of the ingredient list for The Honest Company Perfectly Gentle Shampoo. Let’s continue! Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Chamomilla...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Potential duplication for Perfectly Gentle shampoo from The Honest Company (part one)

In the July duplicating post, Kelley asked, “My very favorite shampoo is Perfectly Gentle from The Honest Company. It is a lower-foaming shampoo that is extremely gentle as advertised. So far it’s the best shampoo to wash my very fine, sort of greasy, long hair almost every day. (And my hair has always looked better...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Why do commercial products use several different preservatives?

In the July Q&A, After doing ingredient studies on some of my favorite high end organic products (Tata Harper, Eminence, Tracie Martin), I’m finding that, more often than not, several different emulsifiers, thickeners and preservatives are used in the same formulation. This mystifies me! Why don’t they pick one? I understand using several different humectants, emollients,...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Why do commercial products use several different emulsifiers and thickeners?

In the July Q&A, After doing ingredient studies on some of my favorite high end organic products (Tata Harper, Eminence, Tracie Martin), I’m finding that, more often than not, several different emulsifiers, thickeners and preservatives are used in the same formulation. This mystifies me! Why don’t they pick one? I understand using several different humectants, emollients,...

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Members’ duplication request post for July 2018

Do you have an idea for a product you’d like me to look at duplicating? This is the post for you! This is the official post for posting the things you’d like me to consider duplicating. When you make a suggestion, please include a link to the product with a full and proper ingredient list....

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Potential duplication of Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream by Drunk Elephant (part seven – Phytomulse version)

The moment you’ve all been waiting for – a potential formula for this product! Woo! Let’s start with a version using Phytomulse as the emulsifier. I’m presenting you with three versions here – the first is one with Sepimax ZEN as the thickener, the second with xanthan gum, and the third without the stearic acid,...

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Potential duplication of Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream by Drunk Elephant (part six)

I think this will be the longest duplication by far! We’ve been reviewing the ingredient list for this product over the last few days – part one, part two, and part three – and we started reviewing how much of each ingredient we might use before stopping for a minute to consider potential ingredient combinations to...

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