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Recipe: Glycolic Charcoal Facial Mask

Written by: | April 16, 2021 | Leave a Comment

We all know that face masks can be a luxurious way to treat our skin, and most masks address one or two issues. We wanted to create a mask that clarifies, exfoliates, hydrates, and soothes, so we made this simple recipe for a Glycolic Charcoal Facial Mask! Our Charcoal Cream Mask is loaded with clarifying […]

Recipe: How to Make a Papaya & Pink Clay Mask

Written by: | April 9, 2021 | Leave a Comment

This exfoliating mask packs a powerful punch with Bromelain as the active enzyme. Bromelain is found in pineapples and is known for its exfoliant properties. Combined with soothing oatmeal and purifying pink clay this Papaya & Pink Clay Mask will leave your skin feeling petal-soft and moisturized. You can learn more about bromelain in this […]

How to Add a Vitamin C Booster to Toners

Written by: | April 2, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Boosters are a great way to customize your skincare to provide exactly what your skin needs when it needs it. This Vitamin C booster adds an extra 1% of vitamin C to your toner for days when you need a little extra Vitamin C therapy for your skin. In this recipe we use our Antioxidant […]

How to Thicken Up or Thin Down Lotions, Creams, and Conditioners

Written by: | March 26, 2021 | Leave a Comment

There are many reasons you might want to adjust the viscosity of a product, and this blog discusses how to both thin down and thicken up products like lotions, creams, and conditioners. One of the main differences between creams and lotions is the viscosity so it’s relatively easy transitioning a lotion to a cream, or […]

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Recipe: How to Make Fizzing Bath Bombs

Written by: | March 12, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Bath bombs have been incredibly popular for several years now, and you can enter the market with a unique and easily-customizable fizzing version of your own! Taking a bath has never been more fun with fizzing bath bombs! Just like those grade school science project volcanoes, citric acid and baking soda make these bath bombs […]

Recipe: How to Make a Hibiscus Hydration Facial Serum

Written by: | March 4, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Hibiscus is not only an amazing antioxidant ingredient for mature skin, but it also has a beautiful color and aroma. Combine that with the extreme hydration of hyaluronic acid and vegetable glycerin, along with powerful time fighting ingredients like OptiMSM and potassium azeloyl diglycenate, and your skin will look and feel radiant, youthful, and hydrated! […]

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How to Make a Soothing Colloidal Oatmeal Lotion

Written by: | February 25, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Oatmeal comes from a simple grain and yet this unsung hero of the grain world is bursting with vital nutrients such as manganese, phosphorus, copper, biotin, vitamin B1, magnesium, dietary fiber, chromium, and zinc. Oatmeal is versatile and amazing and is especially effective at soothing skin. If you’d like to learn more about oatmeal and […]

Recipe: Strawberry Mango Facial Serum

Written by: | February 18, 2021 | Leave a Comment

This simple, 3 ingredient serum is the perfect solution for those who want a simple, effective serum for day or nighttime use. The mango butter leaves skin soft and nourished and the strawberry oil absorbs quickly and imparts a divinely delicate scent. This recipe is simple and easy to make, and leaves a luxurious satin […]

Skincare 101 Part 4 – Skincare with Masks, Oils, & Shaving Products

Written by: | February 15, 2021 | one response

Masks Aren’t Just For a Pandemic! Using a facial mask (for skin care, not just health care!) on a regular basis will keep your skin soft, smooth, and oh-so-lovely. Use masks as advanced skincare to supplement your skincare routine. Quite simply, masks are fabulous for your face. Because masks provide an extra boost to keep […]

How to Make DIY Glycerin Extracts for Skin Care Formulations

Written by: | February 5, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Extracts are an amazing way to add color to your lotions, creams, washes, and soaps. You can get some amazing colors from the spices in your kitchen and Vegetable Glycerin is a great way to extract color, and you get all of the amazing benefits of glycerin! Think moisturized, soft, supple skin. Follow along as […]

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