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!!!]
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I am not sure if I ever told you that there is a way to preserve our detergents with SUGAR 😀
Well, this is a recipe for a very very delicate face wash 😉
Sugar at low concentration is very loved by bacteria, BUT at very high concentration (around 35%) it is definitely too much for them.
I use FRUCTOSE in this recipe simply because it feels the best on the skin (it makes the detergent feel very silky and smooth), while other kinds of sugars don’t make the same effect.
Another good news about using sugar in the detergent is that it actually makes the detergent much milder and thicker! 😀
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Now that we have studied the theory of Surfactants (here and here) and we have the values of some of them… it is time to finally formulate! 😀
The recipe of today is for a very delicate Face Wash which helped me when I used to suffer of a mild but annoying and constant (meaning that my skin wasn’t covered in pimples completely but I did have a few all the time and this lasted over two years) form of acne. I should make a post about this! I used to be quite aggressive with my skin: I was scrubbing, using alcoholic toners, applying aggressive creams… but nothing was helping (on the contrary…).
Then one day I decided to give a break to my skin, I stopped scrubbing crazily, I stopped attacking my skin and I started concentrating on eating more healthy food and… TADAAA it did the trick 😀 I simply found out that all my skin needed was to be treated gently.
This is how the formulation was done:
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