Member exclusive: Potential duplication of Bath & Body Works CocoShea Honey Shower Jelly (part three)

On Monday, we obtained and reviewed the ingredient list for this product. Yesterday, we took a look at what was important and what we could leave out. Today, let’s create a potential formula for this product. Recap of the ingredient list: Water, Sodium laureth sulfate, Lauryl betaine, PEG-150 distearate, Fragrance, Decyl glucoside, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl cocamide, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Glycerin, PEG-8 Laurate, Citric acid, Laureth-4, Honey, Shea butter extract, Coconut fruit...

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Member exclusive: Potential duplication of Bath & Body Works CocoShea Honey Shower Jelly (part two)

In yesterday’s post, part one of the potential duplication of Bath & Body Works CocoShea Honey Shea shower jelly, we started analyzing the ingredient list for this product. Today, let’s look at a few other things so we can create a potential formula. When I’m duplicating my third step is to figure out what’s really...

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Member exclusive: Potential duplication of Bath & Body Works CocoShea Honey Shower Jelly (part one)

In the April duplicating post, Lisa asked if we could take a look at duplicating Bath & Body Works CocoShea Honey Shower Jelly. Sure! Let’s give it a shot! The selling point of this product is that it’s a body wash that’s a fun jelly. Not as jelly as the Lush Shower Jellies, but so jelly...

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Member exclusive: Duplicating suggestion post for April!

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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(Member exclusive) Potential duplication of Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil (part two)

Yesterday, we took a look at the ingredient list and thought about what each ingredient might do in an oily cleansing product like this one. Today, let’s take a look at the list to see what we really need, then how much we might need in a potential formula. Step three: Consider what’s important and...

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(Member exclusive) Potential duplication of Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil (part one)

In the February 2018 duplicating post, Kathy FK asked if we could duplicate Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil. Sure, we can give it a try! What does the company say about this product? “Begin with dry hands and a dry face. Apply 1-2 pumps into the palm of your hand and massage onto face, including … Read more(Member exclusive) Potential duplication of Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil (part one)

Duplicating products: Step 4B – How do you know how much of a thing to use?

When you’re duplicating a product, we need to figure out our starting point. How do  I know how much of each thing to use? Experience, skin feel, and the suggested usage rate. In my recipe in the previous post for Noxzema Classic Clean, there wasn’t really anything that I couldn’t have used at a much … Read moreDuplicating products: Step 4B – How do you know how much of a thing to use?

Duplicating products: 4A – Figuring how where the 1% or lower line might be

This is a pretty important step, so I thought I should add a bit more about this part of the duplicating process. The 1% or lower line is where the ingredients that are used at less than 1% or located. (Seems obvious, eh?) It doesn’t have to be in any particular order, just that everything … Read moreDuplicating products: 4A – Figuring how where the 1% or lower line might be

Duplicating products: Step five – create a starting recipe in percentages

DUPLICATING PRODUCTS IN SIX STEPS 1. Get the complete ingredient list. 2. Look at what each ingredient brings to the product. 3. Figure out what’s really important and what’s there for label appeal. 4. Figure out how much of each ingredient to use. 5. Create a starting recipe in percentages. 6. Make the recipe, then … Read moreDuplicating products: Step five – create a starting recipe in percentages