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Get Noticeable Results With Soaper's Supplies CoQ-10 Face/Eye Serum!

     Serums are Where it's At!  Soaper's Supplies has perfected an easy and noticeably effective Face Serum.  I am very happy to announce that I am collaborating with my dear friend and mentor, Debbie Poore on this blog installment.  We are very excited to and proud to give you a formula for a face/eye serum that is sure to spice-up your line!

     This little bit of Luxury in a bottle is Scientifically formulated with some of the finest, choice ingredients for the age-conscious customer who is looking for a spa-like experience.  By combining botanical derivatives with modern discoveries, you will receive the upscale experience and visible results you want!  Now you can get the high-end ingredients needed to make this upscale serum for yourself, and also for your customers!

     Esthetician Veronica Barton-Schwartz, owner of Veronica Skin and Body Care Center in Malibu, Calif., who counts celebrities Olivia Newton-John, Suzanne Somers, and Cher among her clients, is also a fan. "I think everyone is doing their skin a disservice if they don't have a great serum."
http://www.webmd.com/beauty/features/beauty-smarts-serums-jan13#1

     Soaper's Supplies has put together some simple ingredients that are renowned for their anti-aging benefits in water-based facial and eye serums.

     Right now I would like to talk about these key ingredients, what they do, and why they are popular in anti-aging facial serums.  The most effective serums are usually water-based as this helps the "active ingredients" absorb easily, and therefore, gives quicker, more noticeable results.  You can make your own serum that does not contain these ingredients, but we have put together a version that is a great starter formula, especially if you have not included an anti-aging serum in your beauty line yet.

     We will have the entire formula with ingredients and instructions listed below,  but first we wanted to give you some background on the ingredients chosen for this serum and how they work.

     The first ingredient I would like to discuss is Soaper's Supplies CoQ-10 (Coenzyme q-10), also known as Ubiquinone.  This is a fabulous ingredient found on many commercial labels and is sure to give your label more than a second look.   It is renowned for its skin-rejuvenating properties. 

     LiveStrong.com states that, according to the Mayo Clinic, "Coenzyme Q10 helps manage energy production in cells and may have anti-aging effects on skin...    It also may help diminish fine wrinkles around the eyes".  This informative article also states that according to the Mayo Clinic, "An animal study published in 2005 in the journal Biofactors found Q10 intake improves the epidermal (inner) layer of the skin, which may be a precursor to its anti-aging effects on in skin. The study, involving hairless mice, was led by Yutaka Ashida of Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories, Shiseido Research Center, Yokohama, Japan".

     Another fabulous ingredient in this serum is Soaper's Supplies Hyaluronic Acid!  If you want to sell a water-based serum that will actually keep its promise, then you need to include HA in your formula.  Hyaluronic Acid is an amazing humectant.   According to LiveStrong.com, "hyaluronic acid holds moisture well--holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water--it is a commonly used component in moisturizers.  In these moisturizers, it functions not only to deliver water to the skin, but also to hold it there".   

     The inclusion of Hyaluronic Acid to your serum may help it reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by plumping the users skin with water.  It pulls water from the air and into the skin where the collagen has broken down beneath.

     In addition to these great actives, this serum contains the luxurious oil of the Rose Hip Seed.  Soaper's Supplies Rose Hip Seed oil will help boost the emollient quality of this face/eye serum.  LiveStrong.com states that "for facial skin care, rose hip oil offers several benefits when applied externally due to its primary constituents: essential fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin C and B-carotene, a form of vitamin A".   

     Rose Hip Seed Oil is found in the most upscale face and eye products due to its nourishing qualities and extensive vitamin and fatty acid content.   This was an ingredient we knew would boost the serum's efficiency and also its label-appeal.

     When you read the entire ingredient list you will see some other delightful goodies, like Allantoin, which is renowned for its skin-softening effects as well as cyclomethicone and silk amino acids,  which will give your serum "slip" and glide in its application.  These are all key factors that the high-end companies consider when designing their anti-aging products.  Now you can offer the same quality product as the department stores while increasing your profits and market share because your product will keep its promise! 

     All these great ingredients will be combined with Soaper's Supplies Aloe Gel.  This gel offers the soothing, herbal goodness of the aloe plant with a gelling ingredient that actually helps bind all these other anti-aging ingredients together!  We have an easy-to-follow formula here on the Soaper's Supplies website.  All necessary serum ingredients have been linked directly to the website for your convenience, so, just click and create and sell!

     Don't forget the containers!   Do you think we would give you the formula for this delightful serum without the proper Soaper's Supplies containers?  We recommend filling -or even injecting, this pro-style serum into our squeezable tubes which will help reduce customer contamination and also give a fun, stylish appearance to your packaging.  If you have any problem finding the proper container, please contact Rae Jean or myself, Angela D'Amico, and we will be glad to lead you in the right direction. 

     The full formula including preservative is listed in the following recipe.  Each ingredient listed above is linked directly to the store for easy access.

     Thank you for shopping at Soaper's Supplies.  We appreciate your business and want to reward your continued loyalty with this sophisticated formula for your skin care line.

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      Soaper's' Supplies CoQ-10 Face/Eye Serum Ingredient List  (Click on each ingredient name and you will be linked to its place in the Soaper's Supplies Ingredient Page!)

 

      Soaper's Supplies Aloe Gel

      Soaper's Supplies CoQ-10

      Soaper's Supplies Hyaluronic Acid

      Soaper's Supplies RoseHip Seed Oil

      Soaper's Supplies Silk Amino Acid

      Soaper's Supplies Allantoin

      Soaper's Supplies Cyclomethicone

      Soaper's Supplies Germaben II Preservative

      Find the Squeeze tubes in the Soaper Supplies Sales Facebook Group

           

                  Soaper's Supplies CoQ-10 Face/Eye Serum Formula

     Please keep in mind that no part of this tutorial, or any information provided therein is to be used to treat, cure,  or in any way replicate any form of medical care. It is your sole responsibility to research the methods, processes, and ingredients used in all of your products prior to selling or giving them away. Safety always comes first!!

                                   What You Will Need
• Scale

• Spray bottle of Isopropyl Alcohol or Sanitizer of Choice

• Mixing vessel(s) and/or Weigh Boats

• Gloves • Spatula, spoons

• Whisk or milk frother

• Pen to take notes

• Tubes or small bottles for packaging

                                     Recipe For Serum

Percentages                                       Grams                                 Ounces

Phase A

46%  Aloe Vera Gel                        52.5                                  1.86 

   2% Rosehip Seed Oil                     2.26                                  .08 

   1% CoQ-10                                  1.13                                  .04 

   1% Cyclomethicone                      1.13                                  .04

Phase B

46.5%  Distilled Water                    52.5                                 1.86         

  0.5% Allantoin                                0.57                                0.02

  0.5% Hyaluronic Acid                     0.57                                0.02 

     1% Silk Amino Acid                     1.13                                 0.04

Phase C

     1% Germaben II                           1.13                                 0.04

 

This recipe will yield, 4 ounces or 113 grams of serum


                                               Instructions
     Sanitize all utensils and equipment.  You can do this by spraying all clean utensils and equipment with isopropyl alcohol. It is impossible to sterilize in a home or lab setting, but sanitizing is necessary.

     Weigh all ingredients in Phase B.  Heat the water to 158 Fahrenheit and add the allantoin.  Stir until the allantoin is completely dissolved. 

Once the water is cool enough to touch, sprinkle the Hyaluronic Acid into the water while stirring.  It will start to congeal. Continue stirring until it is dissolved.  I use a milk frother to do this.  The Hyaluronic Acid will thicken the water.  After it is dissolved, add the silk amino acids and stir well.

     Add  the Germaben II (Phase C) to your water mixture and blend well.  Set aside.

 

     Weigh the ingredients in Phase A. 

     Add the rosehip seed oil to the aloe vera gel.  Mix thoroughly.  To this add the CoQ-10, mix well.  Add the Cyclomethicone to the gel mixture mixing well.  It will appear that the cyclomethicone doesn't want to incorporate, keep mixing, it will come together.

 

                                      Blend both mixtures together VERY well. 

                             Package and label according to the laws in your area.

 

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     Right now I would like to extend a special note of thanks to my good friend, and mentor, Debbie Poore, who generously collaborated with me on this blog post.  She is a knowledgeable formulator of sophisticated products with whom I spent many hours discussing the ingredients, recipe ideas and testing results for this serum.  This serum was the final creation of Debbie's research and testing.   I am ever-grateful for her help, and hope she will work with me again on RJ's Skincare Blog in the future!

     Thank you for reading RJ's Skincare Blog.  We enjoy your comments and are here to discuss all things related to the formulation of cosmetics, so please feel free to post any questions, comments or concerns.  We hope you enjoyed this blog formula and look forward to all of your results, so please keep us updated!  Thank you again for shopping at Soaper's Supplies and for reading RJ's Skincare Blog

 

                                                                                                                      (Photo courtesy of Debbie Poore)

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Reduce The Appearance Of Dark Circles, Puffiness And Fine Lines Under Eyes!  Make Your Own Soaper's Supplies Under-eye Treatment With Our Pro-Style Eye Pads!

     Hello Friends of RJ's Soaper's Supplies Skincare Blog!  We have quite a treat for you today!  Many of you have received the surprise kit containing some wonderful Soaper's Supplies products, especially those very professional-looking under-eye pads for use with your serums, eye gels, and moisture masks.  Green tea, caffeine, and ingredients that pull moisture from the air are very good in under-eye formulas.  Formulas containing these ingredients are perfect in which to soak your new Soaper's Supplies Under-eye pads!

     Caroline Thompson of LiveStrong.com suggests using "Green tea (to) reduce swelling and tighten the skin around the eyes.  The caffeine reduces puffiness by shrinking the blood vessels. Green tea works on dark circles by decreasing the dilation of the blood vessels under the eyes.  The astringent nature of the tannins constricts the blood vessels and capillaries under the eyes".   Click this link and read more on the benefits of green tea, caffeine, sleep, water- intake and proper diet to keep your eyes bright and youthful in this interesting article.   http://www.livestrong.com/article/93147-green-tea-bags-dark-circles/

     Some of you already have these great pads soaking in a fantastic formula that is sure to get your customer's attention and increase your page interest.  These are a very high-end looking tool when combined with the right ingredients.  For those of you who are not quite sure how to use them or with which ingredients, I would like to share an "Under-Eye" Formula you can create yourself with just a few Soaper's Supplies ingredients,  a sanitized heating receptacle, a pair of gloves, and some coffee filters or cheesecloth.  You will also need a package of the Soaper's Supplies under-eye pads, and a choice of container.  Rae Jean recommends using her six oz clear containers she sold with her surprise kit.   This formula is sure to rid the tired appearance of eyes, and give a more refreshed, youthful look with a noticeable lessening of dark circles and puffiness.

     You will fold each pad in half wearing gloves and fill the container half way with the folded pads.  After we cover these pads with solution, we will fold the rest of the pads in half, continue to fill each container with Eye Brightening Solution, and then place the lid on the container. 

     For the Eye Brightening, tightening and smoothing formula, you will need a few ingredients easily found here at Soaper's Supplies.

 

Soaper's Supplies Bright Eyes Treatment Pads to help reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness and fine wrinkles can be made easily with this simple formula: 

(Most of these items can be clicked upon to bring you directly to the ingredient in our Soaper's Supplies ingredient directory.  If you need assistance, please comment, email, or message Rae Jean, and she or her staff will gladly help you find your item.)

 

Distilled Water

Favorite Soaper's Supply Hydrosol (we recommend Rose water) up to 10% of total batch.

Soaper's Supplies Aloe Juice up to 10% of total batch.

Soaper's Supplies Sodium Lactate 2%

Soaper's Supplies Oat Protein    2%

Soaper's Supplies Propylene Glycol (Dipropylene or any "glycol" can be used here)  at  2%

Soaper's Supplies Green Tea Powder up to 5% or according to usage suggestions. 

Soaper's Supplies Cucumber Extract powder at usage suggestions.

Soaper's Supplies Caffeine  1% maximum of total batch.

Broad Spectrum Preservative.  Soaper's Supplies recommends Germaben as it is known to be the least irritating on face or near eye area.  Follow usage instructions exactly. 

 

     Sanitize working environment and tools with alcohol and wear gloves.  Get containers open and ready with pads counted out and folded in half.   Fill half of jar with folded pads.  Six ounce jar is recommended for this formula but you can adjust the percentages using simple multiplication to change your batch size.

 

     Since Green Tea Powder and Cucumber extract are being heated and discarded, I suggest making your "tea" with  more than 1% of each.  I think the concentration should depend on your total batch size but not exceed 5% of your liquids on first trial.  If you feel comfortable with the results then you may be able to increase the amount of tea to the water but I would not go past  FDA usage guidelines.

 

     Heat distilled water, green tea powder and cucumber extract -heating and holding for twenty minutes.  Allow your tea mixture maximum brewing for most concentrated results.  Strain into sanitized container.  Discard wet tea/cucumber powder.  Weigh and note your liquid "tea" prior to adding rosewater and aloe at proper percentages.  Add Rose water and Aloe juice to your brewed liquid.   Aloe juice and Rosewater should only total ten percent EACH of total liquid ingredients (twenty percent combined), as they do not preserve well.  Heat this mixture slowly till it reaches 70 degrees Celsius  holding for twenty minutes. Weigh and note batch of combined liquids again.  Into this new weight you will be adding your caffeine, humectants and preservative. 

 

Important!  While mixture is still hot (you may want to put back on low heat), add Caffeine at 1% maximum, stirring till dissolved into your green tea/ cucumber/ rosewater/ aloe solution. 

     Weigh your total amount of liquid and next, add your humectants:

 

     Add and mix 2% Sodium lactate,  2% Oat Protein, and 2% Propylene Glycol  (or any glycol you have on hand.)

     Allow liquid to COOL before adding broad spectrum preservative at manufacturer's suggested usage rate (usually .5% -1%).

     Once cooled and preserved add mixed formula to half of your folded pads inside your jars.  Then add second half of folded eye pads (wearing gloves) to the jar.  Next, continue to fill jars with solution, covering the top of all the pads.   Saturate completely.

     Try chilling pads prior to use for maximum results.

 

     Leave on under-eye area for a minimum of fifteen to twenty minutes or till dry, depending on preference.  Some people sleep with Eye Brightening Pads under eyes.

(Like with any cosmetic, if product causes discomfort or irritation, discontinue and rinse with water.  If irritation persists seek medical advice from a medical professional.)

          Once again, I would like to thank you all  for reading RJ's Skincare Blog and hope you enjoy this formula that is sure to give you the refreshed appearance under your eyes that you are craving.  I have personally been using caffeine under my own eyes and am hooked on its effects. 

     Please try this formula for yourself and if you have any comments, questions or would like to discuss any topic related to RJ's Skincare Blog, we welcome your input. 

     Thank you again for shopping at Soaper's Supplies and for reading our blog.  We are grateful for your support and hope you have fun with our beauty recipes.  We believe if a product works it will sell..  So we put a lot of time, research and love into our formulas and look forward to your feedback.  Thank you all for reading and for your continued support!

    

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Do Summer Sandals and Heat Have Your Feet Feeling Beat?   Soaper's Supplies Has The "Sole-Lution"!   Find the "Foot Fetish" Kits Too!

Summer sand and open shoes have been punishing our feet for months.  We started the season with soft, silky feet.  We proudly paraded our pedicured toes, all painted with the trendiest colors of the season!  Now, as the summer's end draws closer, we look at those same feet and wonder "WHAT HAPPENED"?  Could these rough and callused hooves be the same tantalizing "tootsies" from which we so delicately dangled our sexy, summer, "one of a kind"-sandals?  How could these hang-nail covered, rough and raggedy feet be the same ones we just spent the summer dipping in pools and frolicking in the sand?   

     Patricia Nicholson from Women's Health Matters, cites that "Your feet don’t just take you from place to place. In addition to making you mobile, your feet help you balance, support your body, and act as your body’s shock absorbers, enduring enormous amounts of pressure every day. With that much going on below your knees, it’s no surprise that feet may need some care and attention".   Read more about our feet and their special needs in this interesting and informative article.  http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/feature-articles/feature-articles/feet-first-proper-foot-care-will-keep-you-on-your-toes.

     Let's face it...  Our feet need HELP!   And if our feet are suffering, then I bet our customer's feet could use some help too!  So let's get formulating!  And the best part, is that this is a reasonably priced, easy to make "Sole-Lution" to the Summer Feet Blues! 

     So what should you use?  Luckily Soaper's Supplies has it all figured out for you!  Soaper's Supplies "Foot Fetish" kit has everything you need.  A good foot soak to soften the rough, dead skin and calluses to start.   Rae Jean's Salt blend will soothe, soften and prep the feet for step two which will be a relaxing exfoliating scrub to rid the rough spots we just softened in the luxury salt soak.  The final step is Soaper's Supplies foot cream which will bring those newly polished feet back to life again.  It will soothe, soften and really condition the thick skin of the feet. 

     Your customers will love this, -and you will love how easy it is to make.   Plus the ingredients will attract a lot of label appeal.  There are exotic, nourishing butters and upscale, humectants, not to mention Rae Jean's top of the line exfoliating ingredients!  This is a unisex item with a fresh fragrance that both men and women will find invigorating and delightful!  You could probably make an adorable gift-box style package with each of the three products sitting on some raffia or wrapped in pretty tissue.  It is also a great way to add some flare to your inventory as summer ends, -but before the Holiday stress begins. 

     If anyone has any unique packaging ideas for the "Foot Fetish Kit", please, share here in comments and tell us how you have given this kit your own style!

     Visit and join the Soaper's Supplies Facebook Community Class page to get these luxurious foot-pampering kits!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/soaperssuplliesbathandbodycommunity/ Or, visit the Soaper's Supplies Facebook page directly and leave a comment or message for an administrator.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/soaperssuppliessales/permalink/319658738371861/?comment_id=319662018371533&reply_comment_id=319663888371346&notif_t=group_comment&notif_id=1471550553582658

     Thank you for reading RJ's Skincare Blog and for shopping at Soaper's Supplies.  We love your comments, ideas and feedback so please feel free to share your thoughts below!  

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RAE JEAN'S LUXURIOUS LIP BALM BASE..   ONE PRODUCT, ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES!

Make Solid Perfume with Rae Jean's Luxurious Lip Balm Base...  and more.

     Hopefully by now you have indulged in "RJ's Luxurious Lip Balm Base".  It is full of the finest, upscale, skin-loving oils and butters that protect, soothe and soften the lips.  Get this base at Soaper's Supplies and discover why it should be a permanent staple in your ingredient closet. 

     There are so many great reasons to own this base.  Whether you are a master formulator or a "newbie" it is always a good idea to have some pre-made bases on hand.  They are great to get your line off the ground.  They are also a good back-up if you have some type of mishap, such as a shipping issue, an unexpectedly large order, requiring extra ingredients, -or that dreaded "bad batch" at the last minute!

     Here is another reason to have RJ's Luxurious Lip Balm Base.  It makes an unbelievable Solid Perfume!  It is not like mixing fragrance with Fractionated Coconut Oil where the oil absorbs so quickly that the scent is gone almost instantly.   Also, it is not water-based so you need not worry about preservatives and Polysorbate.  It holds the fragrance and conditions the skin with some of the most sophisticated ingredients your customers and your label will LOVE.  With oils of Perilla, Oat, Meadowfoam and Avocado, you will be able to scent and soften all the delicate areas from the wrists to the elbows and knees...   -and everywhere in between. 

     You can design your OWN fragrances with Soaper's Supplies Essential Oils.  Fragrance oils can be used as well!  Always follow the usage suggestions, usually 1% or less of the total product weight.  And just because we love you and want to make life as easy as pie, we have put together some Essential Oil blends you can try at home. (You can always put a drop of each on a cotton swab and seal in a Ziplock  baggy and see what delightful fragrance you've created..  Or you can use Soaper's Supplies Fragrance Oils in your new perfumes! 

http://www.soaperssupplies.com/store/bases-soaps-toiletries/

 

Some Soaper's Supplies Essential Oils For Your Blends

Note:  It is good to have a high, middle, and low note in your fragrances but these are a great start so experiment and have fun!

 

Peppermint and Lavender

Lavender and Rosemary

Sweet Orange and Black Pepper

Corriander, Cinnamon and Orange

Benzoin (vanilla-like) and Orange

Litsea Cubeba, Rosemary and Black Pepper

Rose Geranium, Cedarwood and Petitgrain

Juniper, Cedarwood and Rosemary

Spearmint is a sweet mint that blends beautifully with other minty scents.  It also pairs nicely with citrus scents.

Benzoin, being vanilla-like blends well with so many other Essential Oils.

http://www.soaperssupplies.com/store/essential-oils/

 

Any Soaper's Supplies Fragrance Oil can be used in the solid perfume and blended if desired, -keeping the total of all Scent Oils at no more than recommended suggested usage amount. http://www.soaperssupplies.com/store/fragrance-oils/   Please read the Soaper's Supplies disclaimer and safety guide regarding Essential Oils.

 

We also have the perfect solid perfume containers!  Lip pots, jars and 1/2 oz lip balm tubes!  Soaper's Supplies has everything you need to make the best perfumes for your customers.

http://www.soaperssupplies.com/store/containers/

 

Thank you for shopping at Soaper's Supplies!  We will soon be sharing another great use for "RJ's Lip Balm Base" and cannot wait to share it with YOU!  Please comment and share with us what you think of our new Solid Perfume Base and the wonderful fragrances you have created!  We love your comments and ideas so stay in the "bubble" and thank you again for reading RJ's Skincare Blog!

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