Member exclusive: March Q&A

What’s on your mind this month? What ingredient intrigues you? What equipment interests you? What do you want to know? Please share your thoughts in the comments below! Remember, there are no stupid questions and asking questions is a great way to learn things! We’ve had some great series based on questions asked in this...

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Patreon: February Q&A

There are gremlins afoot in the Barclay Nichols’s household today as my posts keep disappearing! So weird!  What’s on your mind this month? What ingredient intrigues you? What equipment interests you? What do you want to know? Please share your thoughts in the comments below! Remember, there are no stupid questions and asking questions is … Read more

Member exclusive Q&A: Should Natragem EW be used with a thickener?

In the January Q&A from Patreon, Elin asked: Hello! Should Natragem EW be used with a thickener (i.e. cetyl alcohol) to ensure a stable emulsion? I recently made a simple lotion with Natragem and sometimes when I squeeze the lotion from the bottle the oil comes out. eek! Not sure what happened…Perhaps it is better to...

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Member exclusive Q&A: Can I add things to a hyaluronic gel formula?

In the December Q&A, Christine asked: My mom has a Peter Thomas Roth “water drench ” that she loves. The label says “75% HA with sodium pca, silk proteins mineral complex” Was wondering how this differs from the standard recipe from lotioncrafter, or even the HA/B5 duplication lotioncrafter has. (As far as amount of HA)...

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Member exclusive Q&A thread for January 2018

What’s on your mind this month? What ingredient intrigues you? What equipment interests you? What do you want to know? Please share your thoughts in the comments below! Remember, there are no stupid questions and asking questions is a great way to learn things! We’ve had some great series based on questions asked in this...

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Member exclusive Q&A: Where do you source retinol? Is it possible to create a water soluble formula with peptides?

In the December Q&A section, Sharon asked: Where do you source retinol from? In addition, is it possible to just create a water soluble formula with peptides (and humectants) without oil and the need to emulsify. I am not a big fan of gels as they seem to leave a residue under my eyes. I would...

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