Is this a good cosmetic?

Hello there! ๐Ÿ˜€

I have decided to attempt a new “topic” on this blog:ย I will still be talking about cosmetics but not only from the point of view of the “do it yourself”!

The thing is that I don’t believe that making these cosmetics at home (I mean, those I have published here, like creams, serums, shampoos, soapsโ€ฆ) is anything particularly difficult.
Yes, it took time and effort to learn about cosmetic ingredients and it took time and a lot of mistakes to learn how to make things; however I am so happy and satisfied of what I can make by myself now, that I just cannot stop trying to help people in opening their eyes and learning how to make things on their own ๐Ÿ˜€
However, what I noticed among many of my friends, is that often they see what I do as something IMPOSSIBLE to learn.
Even this blog: I try to make things sound as easy as I can and I don’t think my recipes are difficult (the most complex thing one has to do is to measure some substances, heat them up, mix them and tadaaa ๐Ÿ˜€ ) but STILL it doesn’t seem enough to make people feel confident in “throwing themselves” into this (not so) magic world of making real cosmetics at home. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ย 
If you add this feeling to the fact that most of my recipes require ingredients difficult to find (at least emulsifiers have to be bought from specific sellers)โ€ฆย I came to the conclusion that many people feel discouraged even to start trying! ๐Ÿ˜ฆย 

So this is what I have decided:ย 
I am going to start a new TOPIC on this blog: I will teach you how to recognize a product with good cosmetic ingredients from one with not so good ones ๐Ÿ˜€
Therefore, for those of you who don’t feel yet confident to start making cosmetics at home, you will be able to go to your local market and purchase an already made shampoo, or a cream, or a serumโ€ฆ finally knowing what you are applying on your face!
I would like to teach you how to be able to choose without listening to the advertising of the cosmetic, but rather with being able to recognize what’s inside.
(Anyway don’t fear: I will keep posting recipes as well! ๐Ÿ˜€ I am just giving you time to get more acquainted with cosmetic ingredients… ๐Ÿ˜€ )

But I have to WARN YOU!!!
1) I am not an “all natural” nazi: I will talk about natural and synthetic ingredients, how to spot (or at least try to spot) if a cosmetic was formulated well or not… but I want to make clear that since every skin is different, if your skin has always been perfect even at using daily silicon foundationโ€ฆ I don’t see why you should stop using silicon foundation ๐Ÿ˜€ that’s it!
2) If you decide to read these future postsโ€ฆ you might get very disappointed at finding out that most of the times the high-brand and expensive cosmetics have almost no difference (price excluded ๐Ÿ˜€ ) from the cheap ones. This might break your heart. So these posts will be only for the BRAVE ONES! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

This saidโ€ฆ I go now!
I have to see from where on earth I can start talking about this huuuuge topic ๐Ÿ˜€
My brain is already melting ๐Ÿ˜€

Do you think this will be useful to you? ๐Ÿ˜€
Any suggestion?

My Sources :)

It is approximately two yearsย I have been studying how to make soap and I love it ๐Ÿ™‚
My source for learning how to make soap was the entire internet because, before I actually started making one, I think I read 23894738947 tutorials and watched at least the same amount of youtube videos ๐Ÿ™‚

However right after learning how to make soap, I have started studying how to make creams, lotions, hair gels, serums… and so on ๐Ÿ™‚

I am in love with this and this blogs will probably become my personal sum up of what I learn.
However, I do need to point out where I have been learning most of what I write here, because without these few websites I couldn’t definitely even imagine where to start from!

The first website where I started to SERIOUSLY learn how to make a cream was:
Point of Interestย ย ย 
I had never thought it could be possible to actually make a lotion until I saw this pageย ๐Ÿ˜€

But after reading that page I felt more confused than before: I never thought it was possible to make a lotion at home BUT at the same time, reading what I was supposed to do, reading about Phase A, B and C… as a first reaction I got confused and I felt like it was too difficult for me.

However, difficult things don’t stop me and they actually make me even more curious so in the next days I started searching around the internet to try to find out something more, something more specific…

I found a forum in Italian all about cosmetics!
The people on this forum are very nice, helpful AND they share a lot of knowledge totally for free!
I was amazed on how many things they knew and I spent months just reading and reading and starting to purchase raw material online to attempt to make my first cream! ๐Ÿ˜€
This is the forum I am talking about L’ANGOLO DI LOLAย 
Here is where I actually started studying things seriously ๐Ÿ˜€

In my blog I am going to write a sum up of what I have learnt and I am going to post my own recipes for creams, lotions, detergents, hair gels, shampoos…
None of my recipes is copied and in case I will ever copy a recipe I will, obviously, post the source (and, if possible, ask for the permission to the owner).
However the meaning of this post about my sources is that, if it wasn’t for L’angolo di Lola, I wouldn’t probably be in any way able to put together any of these recipes!
So a big thanks to them! ๐Ÿ˜€