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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This is a recipe for an amazing cream (I have used it for few months now, so I edited the beginning of this article) 🙂
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This cream has a quite consistent oil phase (or Phase B) because I needed it for winter, however (after one month of trial) I don’t think it is enough greasy for people with dry skin or who live in very cold countries (I find myself in Finland at the moment and at -20°C my skin was still dry 😀 ).
For this cream I tried to formulate a different grease-fall compared to what I usually make because, even though I have a quite oily skin, I have found out that low-density oils appear on my skin much more easily than more heavy ones: that’s because the lower the density of an oil, the higher the spreading ability. So that’s it, I tried adding more butters than I normally do and I must say my skin liked it, even though I am still not totally satisfied with the feel of this cream and I will definitely have to experiment much more before I find the “perfect grease-fall”.
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This is my Christmas gift: a very simple recipe for a Two Phase Leave-in Hair Conditioner!
You need just one prince ingredient: Cetrimonium Chloride!
As you know this is a cationic surfactant with very high conditioning properties.
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This Hair Conditioner is formulated for my hair-type: long and very thin, they tangle easily and they grease easily (so I added close to no grease to not make my hair get heavy).
At the end of the recipe I will add some variations so you can modify it according to your hair-type! 😉
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Hello there! 😀
I did make the new face cream of which I was talking about in the last post but I will post that recipe a little later: I want to test it first and be able to give you the review as well.
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The recipe of today will be of a BODY CREAM, made with a new (to this blog) emulsifier! 😀
Usually in body creams there is not too much need for active ingredients (or this, however, is my opinion) because it is already good enough if we have the consistency of applying the cream everyday 😉 however I choose to add in this cream precious fats like the Babassu oil and Shea Butter.
Are you ready for the recipe??? 😀
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Hello there! 🙂
Instead of applying my brain into formulating some miraculous anti-gravity cream or the final self-styling hair product… I simply decided to formulate MY NEW SHAMPOO!
And let me say: even though the MASSIVE CHRISTMAS FORMULATING still has to be done (and there is little time!!! ajajaj)… I am terribly satisfied with this new shampoo! 😀
This shampoo was formulated thinking of the little increasing in hair loss which occurs during autumn time (at least for me). I didn’t add any high-tech-hair-growth-stimulating-ingredient (I am not even too sure effective such ingredients even exist) on the contrary, I opted for a very easy “trick”: I decided to use the property of some essential oils in stimulating blood circulation once applied to the scalp! 😀
This is all!
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