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

Part six In yesterday’s post, we created a potential formula for the Honest Company’s Perfectly Gentle Shampoo. Today, let’s look at how we would use the individual surfactants to create a formula. Previous parts of this series: Part one, part two, part three, part four, and part five (formula) The ones in green are those...

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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’ Q&A: Creating a “no more tears” baby wash or shampoo?

In the July Q&A, Kuni asked: I tried to make baby wash/shampoo for my baby (feeling abit more confidence after learning alot from your blog:)). Here’s the recipe: PHASE A 54.15% water 3% glycerin 20% aloe vera PHASE B 1% sunflower oil 20% Iselux Ultra (Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, cocoamidopropyl betaine, sodium methyl oleoyl taurate,...

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Subscribers’ Q&A and Discussion: What’s the effective level of ingredients? And thought about using tiny amounts

Amber is on fire this week! In Potential duplication of L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream (part four), she shares: I have to agree with the rant about products that contain tiny bits of this and that. I always, always wonder what the effective level is of each ingredient? I know some things are very effective at very low...

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Subscribers’ Q&A: Is there a benefit to mixing different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid?

In the June Q&A, Charlette asked: I am confused about using low and high molecular HA. I understand that the low weight doesn’t gel – but has better penetration. Is it possible to use both low AND high weights in a formula? I like the gelling of the high molecular (especially in toner–gives a bit of...

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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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