Brightening lotion attempt 

So I’m back home for the holidays and my mom won’t let me be great and go out and chill until I make her a brightening body lotion.  So today, new years eve, I’ve made her wish come true (kinda), LOL.

I went to the village with my box of ingredients and actives, thankfully.   I also made her a thick body butter on Christmas day but that’s for another post.

Anyhoos for this lotion,  I decided to use

a medium oil percentage for this medium to light night lotion (light for the harmattan season). I used coconut oil and shea butter. I have come to prefer including xanthan gum in my oil phase to mixing it with glycerine because my water phase turns to a gel before mixing it with my oil phase, less messy in my opinion. After combining both phases,  I also added evening primerose oil, vitamins E and A, fruit acids, natural silicone (from Aromatic, UK store), and preservative.

Observations

It turned out great but quite runny so I put it in a bottle and not a jar.

I would prefer the lotion to be used at night as it contains some AHAs and Vitamin A which can increase sun sensitivity.  I would also recommend the use of sunscreen to protect the skin.

She’ll let me know in a week if her skin has brightened up but till then,  I’m going out yayy!

Let me know how you use AHAs in your formulations. Ciao!

UPDATE:

By the next day the lotion thickened up quite a bit and had a very nice consistency. Yayy.

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