Experiments in the workshop: It’s too freakin’ dry around here – a lotion with isododecane

On February 27th, we met isododecane, a non-polar, lightweight emollient we can use for all kinds of products as an emollient, moisturizer, and dilutor as well as a great inclusion in colour cosmetics. It works really well with dimethicone, which is why I’ve been using it in this facial moisturizer using the cold emulsifier, RM-2051…...

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Formulating Fun! Modifying the Saje Psoria Ease Healing Treatment Lotion with a fatty alcohol

Way back in January, I shared with you this potential duplication for Saje Psoria Ease Healing Treatment Lotion. There were four parts to this series – analyzing the ingredient list, part one and part two, a prototype formula, then a modified formula – but I had to add a part five! I really liked that formula, which…...

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Formulating Fundamentals Friday: How thickeners affect the properties of a lotion – stearic acid & lanolin alcohol (part two)

Welcome back to Formulating Fundamentals Friday! I’ve added a new section of the blog I’ve entitled Formulating Fundamentals where you’ll find these posts along with the other ones I’ve written about defining cosmetic chemistry terms. I also encourage you to have the glossary open as we work through this series as a reference. In part…...

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Formulating Fundamentals Friday: How thickeners affect the properties of a lotion – stearic acid & lanolin alcohol (part one)

Welcome back to Formulating Fundamentals Friday! I’ve added a new section of the blog I’ve entitled Formulating Fundamentals where you’ll find these posts along with the other ones I’ve written about defining cosmetic chemistry terms. I also encourage you to have the glossary open as we work through this series as a reference. In part…...

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Formulating Fundamentals Friday: How thickeners affect the properties of a lotion – fatty alcohol

Welcome back to Formulating Fundamentals Friday! I’ve added a new section of the blog I’ve entitled Formulating Fundamentals where you’ll find these posts along with the other ones I’ve written about defining cosmetic chemistry terms. I also encourage you to have the glossary open as we work through this series as a reference. In part…...

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Adapting formulas to use ECOcert ingredients: Simulgreen 18-2 – using fatty alcohols (updated)

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 7, 2017 at 4:59am I don’t think it’s any surprise that I really love this emulsifier, Simulgreen 18-2, given I’ve been formulating with it like crazy lately. I started working with it back in June 2015, and it’s become one of my favourites. Let’s see how we can use…...

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Adapting our formulas to use ECOcert ingredients: Olivem 1000

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 9, 2017 at 6:00am Let’s continue our series on how to adapt our formulas to use more ECOcert ingredients by taking a look at how we might use Olivem 1000 in the potential duplication of Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter. Part one, defining our terms Part two, gelling agents…...

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Adapting formulas to use ECOcert ingredients: Summary (so far) and links

You might have noticed we have so many posts this week, and that’s because Raymond is moving over those which were trapped over on Patreon. The series he’s sharing now comes from a duplication we made of the Josie Maran Whipped Butter – part one, part two, and part three – that turned into a…...

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Formulating Fundamentals Friday: How emulsifiers affect the properties of a lotion – part two

In part one, we looked at substituting one oil or butter for another oil or butter in a lotion. In part two, we altered the viscosity by altering the oil phase. In part three, we took a look at how your choice of emulsifier alters the properties of a lotion, and made lotions with emulsifying…...

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Formulating Fundamentals Friday: How emulsifiers affect the properties of a lotion

Welcome to part three of this new series, Formulating Fundamentals! In part one, we looked at substituting one oil or butter for another oil or butter in a lotion. In part two, we altered the viscosity by altering the oil phase. Today, let’s take a look at how your emulsifier alters the properties of a…...

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