Hello my budding formulators, How did you enjoy using your body/hair butter from this post? So in a coming post, I'll be talking about why we need to exfoliate regularly. In order for you to enjoy the post and understand what I'll be raving about, I need you to experience it. I know... thank me … Continue reading DIY Natural body scrub challenge
So on this day I just needed a facial. My face has suffered a lot as I felt stressed, had been eating unhealthy, drinking and all that. I had a mini break out, and a few black heads but that was enough to send me to the nearest spa. I had to wait for quite a … Continue reading My spa experience : Greenleaf spa, Gbagada.
The skin is evidently the largest organ of the body. Amongst other functions, it prevents transepidermal water loss (TEWL). As good as the skin is at preventing dehydration through TEWL, it is even better at keeping things out. Things like water too. This sounds a little strange but imagine you absorb water everytime you take … Continue reading Penetration enhancers
In order to make the best skin care products, it is very important to understand how it operates. The skin being the largest organ of the body (16% of total body weight), protects the body from physical, chemical, and infectious attacks and plays a role in several biological and biochemical processes like excretion and temperature … Continue reading Studying the human skin – part 1, intrinsic and extrinsic aging.
As a realist and scientist, certain truths or doubts make themselves known in the quest to look at things as they really are. I question my beliefs from time to time and even though during these supposed down times, I do not see the benefits, in hindsight, I see how far challenging these ideologies has … Continue reading Inner thoughts about natural cosmetics that no one ever speaks about – part one.
I remember it 'just like it was yesterday'. I had been to a quite a few massage parlors and was a frequent mall massage receiver by the time I found an offer on UK Groupon for a couple's (they didn't specify genders) spa day at only £12 pounds. My birthday was coming up (March 20) … Continue reading My luxury day spa experience – Spa Naturel.
Hey people, So in the spirit of naturalness (is that even a word?), some people are opposed to including preservatives in their formulations. I am all for the good cause, swear down, and will definitely not include it in formulations that do not require any preservation i. e. Anhydrous products. With that said, for all … Continue reading When you cannot do without preservatives.
One of the complaints I receive from people that have tried the oil cleansing method (OCM) is that it takes a bit of time to get all the oil off. The need for facial towels and hot water makes it a bit fussy too. I don't really mind putting this much effort into taking care … Continue reading My modified oil for oil cleansing.
Hello my lovely readers, In order to encourage you to try making your own products, I'm challenging you to a formulation task. This will also get you used to my formulation method. I'm not really a fan of following recipes to the letter so feel free to tweak this to your satisfaction, as long as … Continue reading Anhydrous body butter formulation challenge
When I started out a few years ago, I followed a lip balm recipe that I found online. It turned out OK but just OK. I wanted to tweak it to become more moisturizing and less greasy. I wanted to include a few cosmeceuticals to give winter support, I wanted to add a lip tint, … Continue reading Why I do not follow recipes (and why you should not either).