Friday, November 9, 2018

a little bit of chemistry: introduction to emulsifiers

Today I will make a simple introduction to emulsification because I think one of the most difficult chapters in lotion making is to decide which is the right emulsifier to use. For so many years, I have understood that choosing an emulsifier or a combination of emulsifiers is a matter that depends on too many factors. It depends on the texture you want to give to your cream, the ingredients you use, the percentage of oils and water ingredients etc.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

let's talk about waxes

waxes & pseudo-waxes
Recently I had a discussion about waxes and emulsifiers. As you all have seen, there are several kinds of waxes about there which some of them we use to give structure and stability to our cosmetics. But let’s start from the basics: what is the definition of wax?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

preservatives: action- reaction- interraction

Yesterday we opened the Bag of Aeolus with the preservation of the products for good, because the misinformation around us is becoming dangerous day by day. So, we mentioned in the previous article that preservatives prevent from microbial growth and protect the products from contamination, oxidation and rancidity, while prolonging their shelf life. They essentially inactivate pathogenic microorganisms, causing some sort of chemical reaction that leads them to a certain death. Adios amigos 👋👋👋

Monday, November 5, 2018

back to the basics: Cosmetic Preservation

An issue that causes headaches in our work is the preservation of our products. In social media, there is such an argument about preservatives and people have been divided into 2 camps: the side of the professional formulators calls for the necessity of preservation and the other side a movement that talks about “natural” products without having the basic knowledge of chemistry. What is natural and what is not, is a big topic of discussion. For example, what is the meaning of a velvet handmade cream if it is not safe to use?

Thursday, October 11, 2018

diy mango & bergamot deodorant without baking soda

mango & bergamot deodorant by Stella Crown
Sweating is one of our body’s natural way of ridding toxins. It is good to sweat, but it is also necessary using a deodorant for our armpits 💨👀To be more precise, having an initial cleanse is actually pretty important and then you have to use a deodorant directly. You cannot expect your deodorant to work, if you don’t use soap and water firstly.