Skincare Formulation

Guide for New Natural Skincare Formulators

Creating Consistent Formulations: A Guide for New Natural Skincare Formulators

One of the best things about choosing to formulate skincare using natural ingredients such as herbs, carrier oils, butters, botanical extracts, and essential oils is that each ingredient whispers a secret tale of beauty, potency, and transformation. Each ingredient has a history of use preceding the dawn of cosmetic chemistry and industrialized cosmetic–sometimes over centuries, […]

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The Benefits of Using Essential Oils in Skincare Instead of Fragrance Oils

The Benefits of Using Essential Oils in Skincare Instead of Fragrance Oils

Do you struggle to create all-natural skincare products that work great AND smell great…but you feel uneasy about using fragrance oils (even “natural” ones), because you can’t be sure of what’s actually in them? If so, you’re in the right place. In this blog post, we’ll explore why essential oils are a great choice for

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tallow-based skincare

The Benefits and Challenges of Formulating Tallow-Based Skincare

Skincare formulators and cosmetic chemists can access thousands of raw materials to create effective and safe skincare products, from aromatic herbal extracts and oils to synthetically-made micronutrients and other concentrated performance ingredients. Interestingly, even though cutting-edge cosmetic ingredients are constantly being developed, more formulators are looking back in history for inspiration. They are delving deep

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Grow a Beauty and Skincare Garden

Grow a Beauty and Skincare Garden

Botanical and herbal extracts in beauty products are becoming increasingly popular, and not just for their skincare benefits. The industry as a whole is shifting to a demand for more naturally-sourced, plant-based products, which is a good thing overall, but has also led to sustainability issues. Effective plants for use in skincare don’t just grow

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The Dos and Don'ts of Formulating Skincare with Active Ingredients

The Dos and Don’ts of Formulating Skincare with Active Ingredients

There’s a great deal of misleading information going around regarding the composition and uses of active ingredients. And because it’s been such a buzzword in the realm of skincare for quite a while now, the market is swamped with products containing retinol, hyaluronic acid, or other “miracle ingredients.” However, conclusive evidence as to the long-term

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