Playing with natural guns is one of the most fascinating task in cosmetic formulation.
You may need to use different gums for different purposes or even need to blend 2-3 gums for a synergistic effec. A gum that performs excellent in a hair gel might not work as well in an emulsion or a shower gel.
Which gums are you playing with at the moment ?
In the studio this week we have been making certified organic face masks. These masks are hand made from start to finish. Which means that everyone in the studio is a little dusty, but that’s all part of the fun. These masks are sustainably sourced and soil association certified, to give you peace of mind that what you are putting on your skin, is actually good for your skin.
Pomegranate seed oil and CO2 extract are among the loveliest skincare ingredients.
With low concentrations of oleic acid and a high content of punicic acid, a poly-unsaturated C18 fatty acid , it is an effective barrier repair active ingredient.
Apart from a unique fatty acid spectrum, pomegranate CO2 extract contains about 2000 ppm tocopherols and 8000 ppm phytosterols.
Do you use pomegranate CO2 extract in your formulations?
Rose's are red, violets are blue, we blend with integrity just for you.
It's true! When making all natural skincare products we use the purest of ingredients, that are sustainably sourced. We take time to formulate products so that not a single drop is wasted, which is really important, as it takes 60 roses to produce a single drop of Rose Oil.
Pistachios do not only taste amazing, they are sources of pistachio oil and butter, pistachio shell powder (exfoliant) and sources of polyphenols derived from the fresh, outer shells of the fruit.
You can see the outer shell of the fresh pistachios on this photo before the shells are removed and the nuts are dried. Fresh pistachios are available only for a short period during the end of summer and beginning of autumn. Almost too lovely and yummy to be dried
Testing a new cream cleanser formula. The last picture is after rinsing (before toning). /probando nueva fórmula para un limpiador facial cremoso. La última fotografía es luego de enjuagar (antes del tónico).
Bay leaves come from the evergreen bay laurel tree, which is native to the Mediterranean. Many of us keep a jar of bay leaves in the cupboard for cooking, at NSS we use Bay essential oil in some of our products. Bay benefits the skin in a variety of different ways including; relieveing stressed skin and helping to heal your skin.