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Quick, Easy and Effective DIY Cuticle Oil using only 2 Ingredients!

Used on theΒ cuticle, skin and nail area, cuticle oil moisturizes, protects against damage and trauma, and also improves the health and appearance of these areas. It's a lifesaver for everyone, whether you've long nails or short nails. So, for today, we've a quick, easy and effective DIY Cuticle Oil using only two ingredients and one… Continue reading Quick, Easy and Effective DIY Cuticle Oil using only 2 Ingredients!

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Skincare · Tutorials and Recipes

DIY Natural Shaving Cream

According to Gillette, shaving cream does four things: Hydration - keeps moisture in hairs during the shave, leaving them softer and easier to cut. When less force is needed to cut each hair, your shave can be more comfortable. Lubrication - creates a thin layer of protection between the blade and the skin, ensuring less… Continue reading DIY Natural Shaving Cream

Cosmetics · Odds and Ends · Skincare

Get to Know: Cosmetic Irritants, Allergens & Comedogens

There is a lot of information on the internet about cosmetic irritants, allergens and comedogens, but which is true and which isn't? Check out this informative video (with factual references!) by Belinda Carli, theDirector of the Institute of Personal Care Science and Cosmetic Formulator πŸ‘‡ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPwhFzxZHC8&t=1s Thank you Belinda Carli from Personal Care Formulations for sharing… Continue reading Get to Know: Cosmetic Irritants, Allergens & Comedogens

Cosmetics · Odds and Ends · Skincare

About Vitamin E and Which to Use in Your Personal Care Products

Generally, we know that there are two kinds of the antioxidant Vitamin E: the naturally-occurring (the d- form) and the synthetic (the dl- form, and the acetate). However, there is more to it than just that. Vitamin E comes in 8 forms which belongs to two classes. So, which do you use? And, how much Vitamin… Continue reading About Vitamin E and Which to Use in Your Personal Care Products

Odds and Ends · Skincare · Tutorials and Recipes

About Sunscreens and How to Make Them

Formulating your own sunscreen can be tricky, especially when you want to formulate one that is SPF50+, doesn't feel tacky and is actually water-resistant. The following informative video by Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science and Cosmetic Formulator to learn about SPF in sunscreens, the materials and ingredients used, issues faced when… Continue reading About Sunscreens and How to Make Them

Cosmetics · Odds and Ends · Skincare · Soap Making

About “Free From” Claims on Personal Care Products

There's a whole list of "free from" claims on personal care products, ranging from free from parabens, to free from sulphates, free from preservatives, and more. But, are the personal care products really free from whatever the label claims it to be free of? And, when are you actually allowed to say that a product is… Continue reading About “Free From” Claims on Personal Care Products

Cosmetics · Odds and Ends · Skincare

Are Your Personal Care Products REALLY Organic?

We often get a variation of similar questions at our store and in our inbox about the 'organic' label for personal care products. Among these variants are: How can I make organic personal care products (eg: hair care products, skincare products, cosmetics, bath products, etc)? What makes a personal care product organic? Can I just… Continue reading Are Your Personal Care Products REALLY Organic?

Face · Skincare · Tutorials and Recipes

DIY Charcoal Masks

Charcoal masks are one of many darlings of the beauty and skincare world thanks to their cleansing abilities. However, commercial charcoal masks can be pretty pricey, so why not make your own (and be sure of what's actually in your product)? Join Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science and Cosmetic Formulator,… Continue reading DIY Charcoal Masks

Cosmetics · Skincare · Soap Making · Tutorials and Recipes

Herbal Extracts and How to Make Them

Herbal extracts are brilliant for those who love using products that are as close to natural as possible. These extracts are very concentrated liquids in which a solvent is used to extract the herbal properties out of plant material. Watch the video below to join Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science… Continue reading Herbal Extracts and How to Make Them

Cosmetics · Skincare

How to Reduce White Rub-In Time in Emulsions

So, you know how you get that white rub-in when you're applying creams or emulsions onto your skin? Like, when you've only just squeezed out a small blob of hand cream and it's so little so you think it shouldn't have that much white rub-in while you're trying to get it absorbed into your skin? Join… Continue reading How to Reduce White Rub-In Time in Emulsions