Lotion, Cream Tutorial, Troubleshooting etc

Lotion, Cream Tutorial, Troubleshooting etc

Click below to access the web page:- –Lotion, cream tutorial –How to make your emulsion more stable, which natural emulsifiers are effective, how much to use, troubleshooting -Adjusting emulsion viscosity -How to formulate like a pro -Preservative reviews –https://makingskincare.com/category/emulsifier/

Adjusting Emulsion Viscosity

Adjusting Emulsion Viscosity

How to make your emulsion thicker or thinner. First analyze your formula to see what ingredients are contributing to viscosity. This is usually the emulsifier blend, gums/polymers and any fatty alcohols/acids (stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol) or waxes in your formula. If you wish…

Xanthan gum

Xanthan gum

0.2-0.3% xanthan gum is a common ingredient in my emulsions. I use this natural polymer mainly as a stabiliser. Xanthan, with it’s shear thinning, and high low-shear viscosity, is able to reduce the tendency of droplets to coalesce minimising the chances of emulsion separation.  I…

Fatty Alcohols: Cetyl Alcohol & Cetearyl Alcohol

Fatty Alcohols: Cetyl Alcohol & Cetearyl Alcohol

Want to make your emulsion thicker, more creamy and stable?  Just add 1-2% of either:  cetyl alcohol (cetanol (1-hexadecanol C16)); stearyl alcohol (1-octadecanol C18); or cetostearyl alcohol (blend of C16 and C18). I’m a huge fan of these common higher alcohols.  I use them in…

How to Formulate Like a Pro

How to Formulate Like a Pro

How to formulate like a pro! Jane is responsible for teaching skincare and haircare formulation at a UK University’s Cosmetic Science Degree.  Below are Jane’s top tips and tricks to take your formulation knowledge to the next level:- 1. Unfortunately there are very few credible…

Learn to Make Natural Lotion, Cream, Moisturiser & Body Butter

Learn to Make Natural Lotion, Cream, Moisturiser & Body Butter

Scroll down for our Lotion tutorial but if you would like to make other products, sign up to our Free, online formulation course from Chemists Corner, Swiftcraftymonkey and Making Skincare As a first step to making your own products, we highly recommend enrolling on our…

How to make your lotion, cream stable

How to make your lotion, cream stable

Emulsifiers which ones to use, how much & tips to pass stability tests Lotions contain a water phase and an oil phase. Anyone who has made vinaigrette knows that oils do not dissolve in water no matter how long you shake them. As oil and…