Last week we took a look at AHAs. Today, let's add some of these to our gelled serum with or without oils using Sepimax ZEN.
We're using a combination of fruit acids you can find as Multifruit BSC, fruit acid complex, and other names because we can add quite a bit of it without having to stress about testing the products with a pH meter. If you have a meter, check out how the pH changes before and after you add it.
LIGHT MOISTURIZING GELLED SERUM WITH SEPIMAX ZEN
68% distilled water
10% oils of choice
10% aloe vera
3% Multifruit BSC
2% sodium lactate
0.5% liquid Germall Plus
2% Sepimax ZEN
Weigh out all the water phase ingredients. Use warm water to dissolve the allantoin. Mix well.
Sprinkle the Sepimax ZEN into the container, then let it sit for up to eight hours. Resist the urge to mix or stir for that eight hours! Then mix with a beater attachment on your mixer or a milk frother. Please don?t use a stick blender as that?s can ruin the gel. And you?re done!
There is another option if you don?t want to wait eight hours. You can sprinkle the Sepimax ZEN into the container, then mix for 10 minutes with a mixer with beaters or a propeller mixer. It will be slightly thicker than the one made by waiting eight hours.
If you want to add more Multifruit BSC, try it at 5% next time up to a maximum of 8%.
If you'd like to make a version that doesn't contain oils, remove the 10% and just add more water or another water soluble ingredient. Take a look at the posts on gelled toners to see how that might look.
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