Members’ exclusive: Working with liposomes – Vitamin C in a light moisturizer

Yesterday, we took a look at how to use MAP liposomes in a light, gelled facial serum. Today, let’s see how these might work in a lotion. Keep this in mind when we’re formulating with these liposomes: They should be used at 1% to 10% in the cool down phase (lower than 45˚C) in products...

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Members’ exclusive: Making a micellar water with cucumber hydrosol

I’ve absolutely fallen in love with cucumber hydrosol, and have been using it in my micellar waters and toners for a while now to get that crisp fragrance and soothing properties. It’s incredibly simple to use it in either product by substituting 10% to 20% cucumber hydrosol for any other hydrosol or in place of...

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Members exclusive: Formulas I would have offered at the US conference: Targeted treatment gel

I was scheduled to offer a seminar on facial products at the US conference in Atlanta today, Wednesday, May 2nd, 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’ve been making a...

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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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Member exclusive: Cromollient SCE micellar water

Cromollient SCE is a bit different than the solubilizers we’ve been playing with over the last few days in that it’s an emollient that offers moisturizing after application on our skin, which is simply lovely! We can make a really nice one using as little as 2% or increase it as high as 5% for...

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Member exclusive: Lightly fragrant champa micellar water (ECOcert)

When it comes to making an ECOcert micellar water, I turn to caprylyl/capryl glucoside, a non-ionic surfactant that helps us solubilize small amounts of water that works as the cleanser on our skin in the same way the PEG-6 caprylic/capric triglycerides and polysorbate 80 worked. I have to admit something to you – I don’t...

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Member exclusive formula: Refreshing peppermint micellar water

On March 14th, we took a look a what we might need to make micellar waters. Yesterday, we made a rose water micellar water with PEG-6 caprylic/capric triglycerides. Let’s look at a few different versions we could make today… A popular inclusion as the surfactant is polysorbate 20 or polysorbate 80. I find they can...

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Member exclusive: Let’s make a micellar water!

The other day, we took a look at micellar waters, so let’s see how we can make our own. Quick summary: Micellar waters are water based products that contain a lot of water and a few other ingredients at quite low percentages intended to be used as light, no rinse facial cleanser that removes make-up...

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Patreon exclusive: Creating micellar waters (introduction)

Micellar waters are all the rage right now, so what’s the deal with them? What’s a micellar water? These are water based products that contain a lot of water and a few other ingredients at quite low percentages iintended to be used as light, no rinse facial cleansers that remove make-up and oils from our … Read more