We’re using a combination of fruit acids you can find as Multifruit BSC, fruit acid complex, and other names because we can add quite a bit of it without having to stress about testing the products with a pH meter. If you have a meter, check out how the pH changes before and after you add it.
LIGHT MOISTURIZING GELLED SERUM WITH SEPIMAX ZEN
68% distilled water
10% oils of choice
10% aloe vera
3% Multifruit BSC
2% sodium lactate
0.5% liquid Germall Plus
2% Sepimax ZEN
Newbie Tuesday: We’re making facial products!
Let’s start making facial cleansers! – Your skin type
Surfactants – what are they?
Meet the surfactants
pH of our surfactants
Facial products – the base recipe
Did you make cleanser? What did you think? (part one)
Did you make cleanser? What did you think? (part two)
Did you make cleanser? What did you think? (part three)
Did you make cleanser? Submit your recipes!
Question: Can you add carrier oils to cleansers?
Newbie Tuesday on Monday: Modifying the recipe with hydrolyzed proteins
Newbie Tuesday on Wednesday: Modifying the recipe with botanical extracts (part one)
Newbie Tuesday on Thursday: Modifying the recipe with botanical extracts (part two)
Newbie Tuesday on Friday: Modifying the recipe with botanical extracts (part three)
What did you think of your facial cleansers? Feedback!
Turning your cleanser into an exfoliating cleanser (part one) – physical exfoliants
Turning your cleanser into an exfoliating cleanser (part two) – physical exfoliants
Turning your cleanser into an exfoliating cleanser by adding chemical exfoliants
Modifying your facial cleanser into a foamer bottle recipe
Creating a facial toner (part one)
Creating a facial toner (part two)
Creating a facial toner (part three) – cosmeceuticals
Creating a facial toner (part four) – adding cosmeceuticals
Gels, gels, gels! Ultrez 20
Gels, gels, gels! Sepimax ZEN
Making a gelled toner with Ultrez 20
Making a lavender & chamomile gel moisturizer with Ultrez 20
Making a chamomile & cucumber gel moisturizer with Ultrez 20
Using Sepimax ZEN to make an oil free gel moisturizer
Using Sepimax ZEN to make an oil containing gelled facial serum
Using Sepimax ZEN to make a gelled facial serum with AHAs (part one)
As a quick note, as I’m getting ready to present at the American Soapmakers Guild conference in Las Vegas on May 1st – woo! – and as I’m going on another trip in May to teach a few classes – it’s not public yet, but you’ll see it here first if you’re interested in attending – I’ll be suspending the Newbie Tuesday series until the end of May to give you a chance to try the products we’ve been making and offer feedback. (I’ll still be blogging and such, but not doing this specific series…)
In the meantime, I’ll be putting together the shopping list for the moisturizers, oil based serum, and creamy cleanser so you can get those things before we start that series in early June.
As another note, I’m still working on a few micellar water recipes I’m trying to get them just right, and I’ll have a make-up remover recipe as well. I’ve also been working on some recipes with salicylic acid that I’ll post as well. I just can’t promise any of these things will be on Tuesdays. Not that I’ve been doing great with posting every Tuesday…
So, what do you think about what you’ve been making?