Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of the Nip + Fab Soften Kale Fix Moisturizer (part three, formula)

Yesterday, we took a look at the ingredient list. An hour ago, we looked at where to start. Here’s the formula for my first attempt… Please click here for detailed information about the steps I use to duplicate a formula… Join me tomorrow as we take a look at a few modifications for making this…...

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Recipes from the 2017 HSCG conference: Rosehip & calendula moisturizer (part two)

On Monday, we met a new emulsifier, Simulgreen 18-2, and yesterday we created a facial moisturizer with it. Let’s spend some time looking at why I chose the ingredients I chose! We have three phases: the heated water phase, which contains anything that is water soluble and can stand heat; the heated oil phase, which…...

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Recipes from the 2017 HSCG conference: Rosehip & calendula moisturizer (part one)

Yesterday, we met a neat new emulsifier, Simulgreen 18-2. Let’s take a look at the facial moisturizer I created for my demonstration at the 2017 Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild conference, which was very kindly sponsored by Lotioncrafter. There are so many cool things about this formula, but the best might be that all the…...

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Emulsifiers: Aristoflex AVC – a light lotion with resveratrol, panthenol, and allantoin

Before I took my break, we were having fun formulating with Aristoflex AVC, a new emulsifier we can work with cold to make light lotions! This recipe would be suitable for a light body milk or facial moisturizer. It is very light, and spreads very well without leaving behind a greasy look or white soaping…...

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Emulsifiers: Aristoflex AVC – light lotion with NAG, ceramides, and quaternized rice

I don’t know if you noticed, but I seem to be having a torrid love affair with this new emulsifier, Aristoflex AVC, which can create lotions and gels cold! N-acetyl glucosamine (NAG) It is a bio-identical ingredient that can reduce hyperpigmentation in the skin, and has been shown to work well when combined with niacinamide. It…...

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Modifying men’s moisturizers!

Last Friday we created the pomegranate and witch hazel moisturizer for men’s skin.  and yesterday we made a green tea & bamboo facial moisturizer. Let’s modify the first moisturizer further from being a six ingredient moisturizer to one with some fancier ingredients. It’s incredibly easy to go nuts adding things to a moisturizer, so I’ll…...

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One ingredient, ten products: Incroquat BTMS-50 in silicone based facial moisturizers

If you like silicones, Incroquat BTMS-50 should be your emulsifier of choice for lotions and moisturizers because it’s designed to handle high levels of cyclomethicone and dimethicone. (Check out the data bulletin on this ingredient for more information…) Why would we want to use silicones in a facial moisturizer? Dimethicone is moisturizing and skin conditioning,…...

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One ingredient, ten products: Incroquat BTMS-50 in facial moisturizers (part two)

Let’s pause this series for a moment and look at a few combinations of ingredients we could use to tweak yesterday’s recipe for a facial moisturizer with Incroquat BTMS-50. Since I’ve written quite a few posts about tweaking the oil phase of our products – see yesterday’s post for that list – let’s take a…...

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One ingredient, ten products: Incroquat BTMS-50 in facial moisturizers (part one)

Incroquat BTMS-50 is a great emulsifier for our emulsified products like moisturizers, lotions, creams, and body butters. It will emulsify quite a lot of oils, which means we can use less than we would with other emulsifiers, like Polawax. There is no rule of thumb with Incroquat BTMS-50, so we have to figure it out…...

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What the heck are those? Liquid crystal emulsifiers

I recently tried some experimenting with a few new emulsifiers, Olivem 1000 and Montanov 68 (aka Sugarmulse at one supplier), and thought I’d share those experiences with you. These are new and interesting emulsifiers that create liquid crystal emulsions, which are quite different than the oil-and-water emulsions we’re accustomed to making with something like Polawax,…...

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