#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay – part four, version 2

I’m doing my best to work with this new ingredient, TKB Trading’s Thickening Clay (INCI: Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite). So far I tried a few suggestions and formulas from TKB Trading that didn’t work out so well, and yesterday, I tried a formula I found online, which separated over time. VERSION 2 It was…...

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#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay – part three, version 1

The suggestion and recipes shared by TKB Trading for this thickening clay didn’t work for me, so I thought I’d go on a quest for other formulas I could try at home to succeed with this ingredient. I found a formula that called for fractionated coconut oil and isopropyl myristate (IPM) as the oils with 3%…...

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#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay (INCI: Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite) – part two

Welcome back from the aside on polar oils and isododecane! Let’s take a look at working with this ingredient! To recap the series so far… Potential duplication of Tarte Frxxxtion Exfoliating Stick (part one) Practice your process: Choose the right preservative for the job #alltheingredients: Thickening clay (part one) Chemistry: What the heck are polar oils?…...

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Potential duplication for Tarte Frxxxtion stick 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser (part one)

This duplication has been a long time coming, and it’s huge for a number of reasons. One, there are many ingredients we’ve never discussed before, and two, it led me down a massive rabbit hole about clays, oils, and all kinds of chemistry. If you don’t want to read all of that, it’ll be quite…...

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Potential duplication of Saje Psoria Ease Healing Treatment Lotion (part four)

Thanks for joining me for part four of this potential duplication. On Saturday, we took a look at the first part of the ingredient list, and we looked at the rest of the ingredient list on Sunday. We figured out and made a prototype formula yesterday, so let’s take a moment today to gather some…...

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Potential duplication of Saje Psoria Ease Healing Treatment Lotion (part three)

Thanks for joining me for part three of this potential duplication. On Saturday, we took a look at the first part of the ingredient list, and we looked at the rest of the ingredient list yesterday. Let’s figure out what we’ll use in the prototype so I can go shopping and get supplies! Let’s break the…...

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Potential duplication of Saje Psoria Ease Healing Treatment Lotion (part two)

Thanks for joining me for part two of this potential duplication. Yesterday, we took a look at the first part of the ingredient list. Let’s take a look at the second half so we can figure out a great place to start our potential duplication. Glyceryl stearate SE: And here’s our stabilizer. You can use…...

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Potential duplication of Saje Psoria Ease Healing Treatment Lotion (part one)

While she was Christmas shopping, our wonderful daughter, Emrys, ventured into Saje, a “wellness shop” that carries all manner of lotions and potions that’s just opened up in a mall near us. Her boyfriend suggested they buy a lotion called Saje Psoria Ease Healing Treatment Lotion, but she wanted to make it instead! Woo! Let’s get…...

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Duplication: Potential acne cleanser similar to Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser?

In the November Q&A post, Amy asked: So my 20 something year old daughter approached me and asked if I could try my hand at duplicating her acne face wash, she’s tired of paying $15/bottle. It’s Mario Badescu acne facial cleanser. Ingredients: Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Dimethicone,…...

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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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