Formulas from the 2017 HSCG conference: Sweet almond & pomegranate oil anhydrous serum

I’ve had such great feedback on this serum, so I’m pleased as heck to share it with you. I’ll share the recipe with you today, then go into more detail about each ingredient over the next few days, including some of these new and exciting oils! My goal for any oil based facial serum is…...

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Newbie Tuesday on Wednesday: Making a gelled facial serum with AHAs (part one)

Yesterday we took a look at making a gelled serum with 10% oil with Sepimax ZEN. Today, let’s add some fruit acids to the mix to create something that will act as an AHA or alpha-hydroxy acid, something Sepimax ZEN can handle at up to 4% without problems! As a quick note, it can also…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making a gelled facial serum with oil using Sepimax ZEN

Wow, I just can’t stay on schedule lately, and I apologize for that. I did write a few posts on making lip scrubs – yummy pear coconut scrub, a lovely jojoba & peppermint scrub, and a plumping peppermint & jojoba lip scrub – which go well with this series of making facial products.  In our last…...

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Don’t forget about squalane!

In our haste to use the newest oils we can find, we sometimes forget about the oils that we might have purchased in the past. One of the oils I’m rediscovering is squalane, a bio-identical oil that we find in our skin’s sebum at around 12%. It’s not an inexpensive oil – 2 ounces/60 ml…...

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Making a water-in-silicone serum with niacinamide and n-acetyl glucosamine

As I mentioned on Thursday, making a water-in-silicone serum is pretty easy when you use Lotioncrafter Serum SE. The hardest part is choosing ingredients to add to it! This is a perfect place to use all those lovely actives and cosmeceuticals you’ve been hoarding for a rainy day! I’m having a love affair with niacinamide…...

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