I don't know if you noticed, but I seem to be having a torrid love affair with this new emulsifier, Aristoflex AVC, which can create lotions and gels cold!
N-acetyl glucosamine (NAG) It is a bio-identical ingredient that can reduce hyperpigmentation in the skin, and has been shown to work well when combined with niacinamide. It can also increase hydration of our skin by increasing the production of hyaluronic acid in our skin. It can increase the collagen production and elasticity of the skin, increase the speed of wound healing, and increase exfoliation. Not bad for something you can use at 4% or so!
If you're curious, I bought mine from Lotioncrafter. And I used it in this silicone serum!
Phyto-oil C3 from Formulator Sample Shop (INCI Name: Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract & Ceramide 3). It has a suggested usage rate of 1% to 5%, and it's oil soluble. Ceramides are essential for the normal organization of our tissues into structures that are responsible for keeping the barrier function of the skin functioning well, like preventing transepidermal water loss and keeping other things out. They are found in our skin at about 50% by mass. A decrease in ceramides - through aging, exposure to high or low temperatures - can lead to dry skin and itchiness due to a decrease in the efficacy of the stratum corneum's ability to keep water in and other things out. Having said this, I can't guarantee that the Phyto-Oil will do all these things, but I'm really hoping it will!
We all know I'm a big fan of allantoin, so I'm adding it at 0.5% in this lotion.
I do love my cationic polymers, so I'm using quaternized rice protein at 2.5% in this product to offer skin conditioning. You can use any cationic polymer you like from polyquat 7 or honeyquat and so on. Use what you have!
Yerba santa glycoprotein (INCI: Lactobacillus/Eriodictyon Californicum Ferment Extract) is the extract of the yerba santa plant, which is found in California, Oregon, a...