I tried a sample of a face wash a while back and I liked it so much that I decided to remake it keeping most of the ingredients. The result is an extremely delicate face wash that makes close to no foam (but still does cleanse 😉 ).
I find this kind of formula to work great with my face cleansing brush or sponge. The consistency is quite thick, a little less than syrup, but it is absolutely not sticky: on the contrary, it has a soft, velvety and cushion-like feel 😉 and the fact that it makes close to no foam for me is absolutely a plus!
[On a totally different note: for this formula I have finally decided to use the fragrance oil Osmanthus from Sensory Perfection and IT IS AMAZING! From the bottle it had a very strong scent and I couldn’t really understand if I liked it or not… well, now I know that I definitely do!!!]
This formula has a unique phase, but the ingredients must be added in the order I write them (follow the instructions ok? 🙂 ):
Glycerin – 11%
Water to 100%
Hydroxypropyl Guar – 2%
Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate – 12%
Hydrolized Proteins – 0.4%
Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate – 1.5%
Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin – 0.6% (this is the preservative I have used, you can use another one, but then you need to check at which % it needs to be added and you need to be sure it is ok to be used with surfactants and also check at which pH it is stable)
Fragrance Oil – q.s.
Food Colorant – totally optional (q.s.)
- Calculate the amount of water you need to add
- Measure glycerin and water in a beaker, heat it up a little, stir it fast with a spoon until the water forms a sort of cone/vortex.
- Pour the pre-measured guar powder inside of this vortex.
- The “difficult” part is finished: now add all the other ingredients and eventually mix with an immersion mixer just to have everything blended well.
Well,hope you enjoyed this very simple formula! 😉
Let me know what you think about it if you try it!