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Thank you for reading RJ's Skincare Blog, researched and written by

Angela D'Amico



Soften Cuticles,  Knuckles And Dry Spots With This Versatile Balm.  This is "SOAPER'S SUPPLIES HAND RENEWAL SYSTEM II"...  + MORE USES FOR OUR LUX LIP BALM BASE

Welcome to Part Two of the Soaper's Supplies Hand Renewal System!  If you read our last installment you learned how a well-made scrub can exfoliate dull, dry surface skin, revealing softer, silkier, more youthful-looking hands that just seem to glow!  That blog installment can be found easily on this link:  RJ's Hand Renewing Scrub!

     Not only does the Soaper's Supplies Renewing Hand Scrub soften the hands and cuticles with conditioning oils and moisturizing humectants, but it prepares the skin for the ultimate treatment,  -Soaper's Supplies Renewing Hand and Cuticle Balm!

 

     A great hand and cuticle balm should include extra-soothing oils and butters to soften dry knuckles and any rough, cracked skin, damaged from life's chores and everyday wear and tear.  Soaper's Supplies offers a vast assortment of scrumptiously-scented, and much sought-after butters that would be a fantastic addition to a cuticle/hand balm.  Along with these luxurious butters, Soaper's Supplies includes an incredible list of exotic and sophisticated Carrier oils, each renowned for their individual, skin-loving properties.   You can combine these butters, oils and Soaper's Supplies assorted waxes to create a balm of your own design...   OR..  you can indulge in yet ANOTHER FANTASTIC USE for the Soaper's Supplies Luxurious Lip Balm Base!

     Rich in the finest butters and oils, Soaper's Supplies has created an easy solution for your dry hands and cuticles, -and for those of your customers.  RJ's Luxurious Lip Balm Base is the perfect product to add to your Renewing Hand Scrub!

     RJ's Luxurious Lip Balm Base is rich in emollient oils like Meadowfoam seed oil, Oat Kernel oil, Perilla and more!  There is also a vegan version of this sophisticated balm.  This is such an easy add-on to your line if you are in need of something new, with upscale ingredients.  These will dress-up any label, as these are not your "every-day" oils and butters, ..and yet, this is a quick and affordable solution to a lull in sales.  It its a great product with so many applications!   (See Blog post 7/23/2016 Rae Jean's Luxurious Lip Balm Base.  One Product, Endless Possibilities)  https://www.soaperssupplies.com/2016/07/23/rae-jean-s-luxurious-lip-balm-base-one-product-endless-possibilities/.

 

     We have done the work for you!  Just add your favorite Soaper's Supplies Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil Blend, and you have made the perfect, conditioning balm for both you and your customers.  This is the perfect addition to the scrub and will really add to your beauty-line.  It is the ideal package-set and all you have to do is melt, scent and pour into your choice of size, Soaper's Supplies Containers.

     A gift set is always a great asset to any artisan beauty business.  Soaper's Supplies Hand Renewal System has combined a moisturizing, exfoliating Scrub, that possesses a lotion-like, after-feel, with an easy-to-make Hand & Cuticle Balm. 

     

 

                                        Soaper's Supplies Renewing Hand and Cuticle Balm 

 

      Choose a set of containers you feel are right for you.  Soaper's Supplies has a vast assortment of containers from which to choose.  For a nail and hand balm, I would consider any size from .5 oz to 2oz, depending on the look you are trying to achieve.  Above is a direct link to perfect Cuticle/Hand Balm Containers,  with an assortment of ideal sizes and styles.

     I personally love the perfect size of the lip balm style tubes for this project.  They fit the size of the nails and can be used on knuckles and rough spots without a messy after-feel.

 

 

     If you opt to make your own hand and nail balm you can find every ingredient necessary right in the Soaper's Supplies Store.

 

   A basic formula would consist of approximately 33% hard butter, 33% liquid oil, 33% wax and 1% Vitamin E Anitioxidant (to prevent rancidity of oils).

 

* Beeswax 33%  (Vegan version would use Candelilla wax at approximately 16-17%. 

* Butters combined total 33% (See links to recommended butters below)

* Oils totaling 33% (32% if using FO or EO scent)

* Vitamin E Antioxidant 1% at cool down.

* Any Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil 1% at cool down.

    

     An unbelievable oil renowned for its nail/cuticle benefits is Soaper's Supplies Moringa Oil!    This oil could be paired with Soaper's Supplies Meadowfoams seed Oil, Camellia oil, or Marula oil.    These are all sensational on the nails and skin, as well as the LABEL!  (Most formulators are not using such rare, and exotic oils that have the noted benefits that these oils boast.)

Soaper's Supplies Moringa Oil  11%

Soaper's Supplies Meadowfoam seed oil 11%

Soaper's Supplies Camellia Oil 11%

     I personally like the combination of  those oils but we encourage you to have fun with this anhydrous balm and make it your own!  Click on the links above to find these oils in the Soaper's Supplies  store!

     Remember if using a Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil blend at 1%, subtract a percent from one of your oils to make your total add up to 100%.   (So if you are using scent you would use 32% liquid oils instead of 33%.)

 

     If you are working with heavier oils, use a drier butter like Mango, Kokem or Sal seed butter.   I personally love the hard texture of Sal Butter.  It is great in applications like these, and works best when combined with softer butters or quick melting butters, like Cocoa Butter, or the super-sophisticated, Cupuacu Butter.  My personal butter choice is a combination of Sal seed butter 15% and Cupuacu butter 18%.

    

     When choosing waxes most people use Beeswax, but you can use a vegan alternative.  (Remember, Candelilla, being a very hard wax, has a suggested use that is half that of Beeswax, so you would have to make-up that lost amount of product in your butters and oils.  (16-17% of Candelilla would be used instead of 33%, therefore, 16-17% more oils and butters would be added to the remaining Butter/Oil formula.)

 

     I personally like the addition of Cetyl Alcohol to my nail balm due to the luxurious feel it leaves on the skin.  I use approximately 5% Soaper's Supplies Cetyl Alcohol in place of 5% of some of my wax.   So my Beeswax would be 28% if I use Cetyl. You can play with your hand/nail balm once you get a basic recipe down that you like.  It is all about personalizing it to make it your own!

     Do not forget to add 1% Vitamin E Antioxidant to keep you creation from going rancid.

 

 

     Melt your waxes first in a double boiler or heat-safe bowl, inside a hot water bath on the stove.  Then, melt your butters into the waxes and your oils should be added last.  Add your Vitamin E at cool-down and any scent if you are using Fragrance oils or Essential Oils as too high of a temperature will burn off these delicate ingredients.  Follow usage guidelines for your Scents.  Usually they should total no more than 1% of formula, which you would subtract from another ingredient (I suggest subtracting one percent from one of the oils of choice if using the 1% scent oil.  This would mean you are using 32% Liquid oils.)    Ideally, you want your final numbers to total 100%.

 

                       Using RJ's Luxurious Lip Balm Base For Your Cuticle/Hand Balm

 

     If using RJ's Luxurious Lip Balm Base, you can simply click the previous link,  place your order and follow melting instructions.  It is that easy!  Any scent can be added at cool-down.  Follow usage guidelines for Fragrance Oils and Essential Oils.    Remember to add your Fragrance or Essential oils at cool-down, as not to burn them.  Soaper's Suppplies has a fantastic list of Scent Choices.  Simply click on the links above to find them in the store.

    

     RJ's Luxurious Lip Balm Base  has been formulated with the most exotic, upscale oils and butters.  This is the perfect product to add to your ingredient supply shelf, as it has proved delightful on lips, with long-lasting wear and shine.  It also has worked brilliantly as a solid-perfume base, ...and now can be your quick-fix for rough cuticles and dry hands!

 

     Whether you design your own cuticle/hand balm or use The Soaper's Supplies Solution to softer hands, you will love this balm!   It is the ideal compliment to RJ's Hand Renewal Scrub, making a wonderful gift set.  It can increase profits and interest, and serve as the complimenting product in a multi-purpose, unisex gift-set.

     If you are a seller or a hobbyist this is a fun product to make, especially if you are using the Soaper's Supplies Luxurious Lip Balm Base! 

 

     Thank you for shopping at Soaper's Supplies.  We appreciate your business and loyalty.  We hope you have enjoyed this follow-up installment to the Soaper's Supplies Hand Renewal System and look forward to reading your comments on your finished Hand-scrubs and balms! 

     Thank you again for reading RJ's Skincare Blog.  We appreciate your continued support and would love to hear from you!  Please leave any comments, questions or ideas below, and thank you again for visiting our site.

 

 

RJ's Skincare Blog and included recipes are researched and written by Angela D'Amico.

Angiebean720@Gmail.com

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Soaper's Supplies Has Everything You Need To Take Your Caress From Rough And Dry -To Soft And Silky... Condition And Renew the Look And Feel Of Your Hands!

We make our soaps, face serums, hair conditioners, and foot balms...  but what about our hands?  After all the work we put into our other products, (and the inevitable cleanup of our tools after making these products), our hands are actually drier than if we were not doing anything at all!

     What about the other things we do in life?  Preparing dinner, caring for babies, working "real jobs", gardening, the weather and plain ole life?   It is no surprise that our hands and nail beds are rough, dry and cracked.

     So what are some sure-fire products you can make to help your haggard hands..   And the hands of your customers?

One of the first things that can smooth the skin on your hands is a scrub!   A good hand scrub will exfoliate dry, dead skin cells, revealing the glowing, new skin beneath.  

     A Womans Health.com cites "proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below.  This opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective.  In short, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy".

     It also can be scented with lemon or coffee and marketed to your customers as a kitchen product to keep by the sink.  The fresh scents of lemon and coffee are renowned in deodorizing pungent aromas like fish and garlic after meal preparation.  Rinse away the scrub to reveal silky, soft hands that have been conditioned and moisturized with Soaper's Supplies nourishing oils and soothing humectants.   Soaper's Supplies has some ingredient ideas for you, but you can customize any skin scrub by adding the oils and butters that work best for you.

     

      This is a versatile product that can be made with simple sugar/salt, butter/oils and an emulsifier.  (An emulsifier is great if you want to include humectants and other water-soluble,  skin-loving ingredients.)  I prefer sugar scrubs as they are a bit less scratchy and do not sting upon application.  The sugar also lends its own moisturizing qualities to the scrub.  This being a hand scrub (as opposed to a body scrub) will contain a higher oil content to aide in soothing and conditioning.   Being for the hands, this scrub can hold more fragrance or essential oils than one designed for the sensitive face area.  These are factors that differentiate hand scrubs from those for face or body.

 

                                   Soaper's Supplies  Renewing Hand Scrub

 

We will start with approximately four and a half oz formula that will yield almost double once the sugar is added. You may substitute the Lanolin oil for Perilla or Meadowfoam if you are making a vegan version..  but I highly suggest trying the Lanolin version, as it gives an occlusive, conditioned feel to hands.

                                                       
                                             Tools You Will Need
   

*Rubbing Alcohol to sanitize your surfaces and tools before starting,  and  for removal of residual oil/greasy feel on tools during clean-up.

*2 large glass or heat safe bowls.  One is for melting/heating butters/oils..  The second is for your humectant ingredients.

*3 smaller cups or weigh boats to hold cool down ingredients.  (Optional) 

*A double boiler or large pan of water which you can use as a double boiler (water bath) to melt your butters    and heat your oils.  You will also need to bring the humectants and water soluble ingredients up to the same  temperature as your oils/butters before combining them together.

*Stainless steel spoons, rubber spatulas for scraping

*Stick Blender 

 *At least  two-three, 4oz  wide mouthed, containers or low profile tins to store finished product.  You will have more than you expect at completion, once your sugar is finally added.

 *Bowl of ice for cooling mixture while blending, before adding sugar.

 

 

                                                              Ingredients....  Click and Link to store

                                                                  

                                                      Butters/Oils/Emulsifier/Thickeners

 

*30 grams liquid oil   (15grams of Soaper's Supplies Meadowfoam and 15 grams of Lanolin Oil.)

  Vegan version:  Substitute the Lanolin oil for Soaper's Supplies Perilla oil.

 

*15 grams  Soapers Supplies Lemon Butter, (or) Coffee Butter, (or) Tangerine Butter  if you are making an unscented    hand scrub, you may want to use Soaper's Supplies Refined Shea Butter, softened.

 

*20 grams Soaper's Supplies Cetyl Alcohol

 

*20 grams Soaper's Supplies BTMS Emulsifier -helps the scrub rinse away clean while providing a bond      between your oils and humectants. 

 

 

                                                 Humectants/Water Soluble Ingredients

 

*20 grams Soaper's Supplies Propylene Glycol

 

*  8 grams   Soaper's Supplies Vegetable Glycerin 

 

*  3 grams  Soaper's Supplies Sodium Lactate

 

                                                      Cool Down Phase Ingredients

 

 *20 grams Soaper's Supplies Cocamidopropyl Betaine  You will add this last by hand, but before sugar.

 

*  2 grams Soaper's Supplies Dimethicone

 

*   1 gram Soaper's Supplies Vitamin E Mixed Tocopherols 

 

*   1 gram Soaper's Supplies Phenonip preservative

 

*   1 gram Soaper's Supplies  Essential Oils added before mixing in sugar.  

     If making the Citrus hand scrub use a complimenting Soaper's  Supplies Essential Oil such as,  Tangerine EO,      Lemon EO,  Lime EO, Orange EO, or Grapefruit EO

 

If making the Coffee hand scrub use Soaper's Supplies Coffee Essential Oil to compliment the S.S. Coffee   Butter.   If making an unscented hand scrub omit the essential oils and substitute your scented butter for unscented, refined Shea butter.

 

*One Pound of granulated Sugar  -You most likely will not need this entire pound but you will add this to your      formulation, mixing well, until the desired texture and thickness is achieved.

 

                                                                     Directions

 

Mix your Water soluble ingredients and humectants in a bowl.  Warm in a double boiler or water-bath.

 

Add BTMS, Cetyl Alcohol to another double boiler or heat safe bowl in water bath, and heat till almost dissolved, then add your butter of choice mixing with stick blender.

Add liquid oil to melted butters over heat, continuing to mix till everything is completely melted, and well mixed.

 

Humectant mixture should be the same temperature as oil mixture (approx 158 degrees). 

 

Add  humectant mixture to Oil/butter mixture and blend well with stick blender.  

Remove from heat and continue to blend.  Mixture will appear thin.    

You cannot add sugar until mixture has cooled and thickened to a creamy consistency.  It will MELT if added too soon!  

Cooling can be expedited by putting mixing bowl in the bowl of ice.  Mix with stick blender until mixture looks completely emulsified and uniform in texture... oil should not be separating or shining on top. 

 

Once mixture has cooled to a creamy-looking consistency, add your Dimethicone,  Vitamin E -Antioxidant, Preservative, and any essential oils.  Then hand mix your Coco-betaine into mixture.

 

A drop or two of liquid colorant can be added at this time if desired.  Lake colorants work wonderfully for this.

 

Mix in sugar by hand...  mixing thoroughly to avoid any oil separation.  If any oil does float to top of finished product you can add more sugar and mix well till proper texture is reached.

 

Scoop into one 8oz, or two-three 4oz, wide-mouthed containers or low-profile tins.  Label according to the laws of your area.

 

You have now successfully made a scrumptious hand scrub!  

 

Do not get water into scrub and advise customers with proper labeling, to take out the amount of scrub they need with a dry hand, avoiding contamination from wet fingers.  Then apply product to moistened skin of other hand, using water sparingly.

Massage hands with scrub till sugar dissolves and then rinse clean.  

Do not store in shower, or areas where water may get into product.  

The preservative is a safeguard, added to help prevent microbial growth in existing product.  It does not protect against any contamination from additional water.

 

    This is a delightful scrub, to which you can give an appealing scent.  It will exfoliate and condition the hands, revealing smoother, more youthful-looking skin.   It is a cost effective way to increase your profits and market share, while simultaneously creating a fun and easy product.    It can be marketed to gardeners, chefs, moms, dads, and anyone who enjoys a soft, lotion-like feel on freshly washed hands.

 

     Thank you for shopping at Soaper's Supplies and for reading RJ's Skincare blog.   We welcome your comments, concerns and questions and hope you have enjoyed this installment, including the Soaper's Supplies Renewing Hand Scrub!     Let us know what you think of our hand scrub and other hand products that we can create for you using the incredible  Soaper's Supplies ingredient list.  

 

 

RJ's Skincare Blog and included recipes are researched and written by Angela D'amico.

Angibean720@Gmail.com

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Let Your Beauty Shine Through!  Use Soaper's Supplies Ingredients To Make Specialized Skin Masks For Every Skin Type!

     You can instantly change your skin's appearance and its overall appearance over time, by using a customized face mask that is designed from the variety of Soaper's Supplies ingredients.  If you are designing masks for yourself you can take our dry ingredients and wet them with our aloe juice or floral hydrosols, but you will then need to add a preservative and use within a reasonable amount of time, (for instance -two weeks..).  

So Should you include a skin mask in your beauty line?  Yes!  According to Discover Good Nutrition, " Face masks are the perfect skin care treatment to help you with your skin care concerns.  The right face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of your pores.  They’re also an excellent way to help pull out impurities. Another advantage of wearing a face mask: the feeling of being pampered like you’re at a spa from the comfort of your own home!

     If you are making masks for your customers it is suggested that you stick to dry ingredients and include "wetting" instructions for your customer.  They can use water, yogurt, honey, floral waters, aloe juice or any combination.  They should take what they need from the dry ingredients for a one-time, single use mask.  This allows the ingredients to have a much longer shelf-life and there will be no worries over which preservative to choose! 

     What are the ingredients necessary for a great face mask?  Decide who your customer is and what skin type they have.  If you have customers with oily or problematic skin then you may not be able to state "helps acne", but, you can include ingredients renowned for cleaning and detoxifying pores.  

     Some of the best ingredients for a face mask intended for oily skin are; Soaper's Supplies Bentonite Clay, Soaper's Supplies Glacial Clay,  Multani Mitti (Fuller's Earth) clay,  Sea Clay and  French Green Clay.

     There are also clay choices better for toning skin and giving a firmer appearance, like Soaper's Supplies Rhassoul clay, Soaper's Supplies Glacial Clay and  Soaper's Supplies Tan/Yellow Illite...   When using these clay types it is good to compliment them with other toning or moisturizing powders.  You can make a toning face mask that also absorbs oil if you combine two different types of clay and add gentler ingredients to ensure the mask is not irritating.

     The inclusion of oats, honey and other botanical powders will almost always make a mask that actually moisturizes dry skin types.  It is amazing what the right combination of botanical powders and clay can do for each individual skin-type.

     Masks are generally worn for fifteen minutes or so..  Some people wear them till dry and rinse away.  Some are comfortable enough to sleep with on problematic areas.  It is highly recommended that user checks for irritation or discomfort upon application and discontinues use if irritation develops.  Masks are removed with warm water, usually using a soft wash-cloth.

     We have a great formula for a face mask for all customers including those with oily, dry, or mature skin types. Skin Masks are very easy and adjustable so take these simple steps, and then make them your own.

 

The ingredients in the masks below can be accessed easily in the Soaper's Supplies Store by simply clicking upon each one.

 

 

Face  Mask for Customers with an oily skin type

 

1/2 Cup Soaper's Supplies Multani Mitti, (or) Bentonite, (or) Sea Clay

1/4 Cup Soaper's Supplies Rose Clay, (or)  French Pink Clay, (or) White Kaolin Clay

1/4 Cup Soaper's Supplies Oat Powder

   2  Tbs  Soaper's Supplies Honey Powder

   1  Tbs  Soaper's Supplies Yogurt Powder

 1/2tsp  Soaper's Supplies Activated Charcoal   (Wear protective mask to avoid inhaling dust).

 

Mix ingredients and portion into containers.  Label according to your local laws and FDA Guidelines.  Customers should moisten one-two Tablespoons of product with desired wetting agent of choice, by adding chosen liquid one teaspoon at a time.

 

Instruct customer to take one-two Tablespoons of product out of container and place in a non-metal bowl.  Customer may moisten with wetting agent of choice.  The honey and yogurt will "activate" once wet, as will the clay powders.

Note:  Do not store or prepare clay in metal containers or with metal utensils as this causes a reaction with the clay's minerals which lessen its benefits.  Instruct customers and label accordingly.

 

Toning Skin Mask for Customers with Normal Skin or Aging Skin

 

1/4 Cup Soaper's Supplies Rhassoul Clay, (or)1/4 Cup Soaper's Supplies Glacial Clay

1/4 Cup Soaper's Supplies French Yellow Clay 

1/4 Cup Soaper's Supplies Oat Powder

    2 Tbs  Soaper's Supplies Honey Powder

    1Tbs   Soaper's Supplies Rose Hip Powder

    1Tbs   Soaper's Supplies Green Tea Powdered Extract    

    1Tbs   Soaper's Supplies Cucumber Powdered Extract

 

Follow mixing instructions listed above for "Oily Skin-Type Mask".

 

Moisturizing Mask for Normal-Dry, Sensitive, or Mature Skin

 

1/2 Cup Soaper's Supplies Oat Powder

1/4 Cup Soaper's Supplies French Pink Clay, (or) Rose Clay, (or) White Kaolin Clay

3 + Tbs  Soaper's Supplies Honey Powder

    1 Tbs  Soaper's Supplies Olive Leaf Powdered Extract

    1 Tbs  Soaper's Supplies Yogurt Powder

    1 Tbs  Soaper's Supplies Carrot Powder

 

Follow mixing instructions listed above for previous masks.  Wetting this mask with  Soaper Supplies Hydrosol  (such as Rosewater), or Soaper's Supplies Aloe Juice would increase its moisturizing effects.  It is not recommended to sell or give the mask away already wet as it is difficult to preserve botanical ingredients.  Instructions on "best" wetting agents can be listed on product. 

 

Essential Oils can be added (a few drops to an entire batch, and then well-mixed) to any face mask formula but it is recommended that you master making these dry formulations prior to attempting the inclusion of Essential Oils as they are very potent. 

 

Some EO's that are good in oily skin-type masks are Tea Tree Oil and Lavender.  Other EO's renowned in skin-care, particularly anti-aging products are: Carrot Seed EOLitsea Cubeba EO, Rose-Geranium EO, and Melissa EO.  Please read our Essential Oil safety disclaimer below before adding these to any face product.  Remember, just a few drops of essential oil are the maximum amount suggested for any face mask, so mixing them uniformly into the clay and powders will be challenging but necessary.

 

          Masks are very easy to make and can be a fun addition to your line.  Their ingredients are very adjustable, for example,  if you find a mask too drying you can reduce the amount of its absorbing clay.  If you find it too wet you can add less liquid.  If the mask seems too harsh or stings, it can "usually" be remedied by increasing the honey powder or by using aloe juice as the wetting agent.  If irritation persists or is bothersome, the mask should be removed at once.

     Remember to instruct your customers to only take the amount needed for that one use from the container as once the powders are wet they are not going to keep.   Any moistened mask that is leftover should be thrown away.

      We appreciate your business and welcome your comments, concerns and questions.  Thank you for Shopping at Soaper's Supplies and for reading RJ's Skincare Blog!

 

 

RJ's Skincare Blog and included recipes are researched and written by Angela D'amico.

 

Angibean720@Gmail.com

 

 

     Thank ou for reading RJ's Skincarie

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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.

 

      A more in depth article well worth checking out is.... https://www.alwayshealthyliving.com/benefits-of-hyaluronic-acid-for-skin  Thanks to owner of Always Healthy Living Sandra Dean for sharing her knowledge

 

     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.

                                                            STORE  LINKS  

      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

 

RJ's Skincare Blog and included recipes are researched and written by Angela D'amico.

 

Angibean720@Gmail.com

 

                                                                                                                      (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!

 

 

RJ's Skincare Blog and any included recipes are researched and written by Angela D'Amico.

Angiebean720@Gmail.com