It's similar to yesterday's post in that it has a ton of water instead of a ton of surfactants. I thought it needed more moisturizing, so I've included water soluble olive oil (PEG 7 Olivate - love those esters!) and honeyquat as a humectant and conditioning agent. I've included all my lovely hydrosols - I've started using a lot of chamomile because they have it at Voyageur now - and aloe because this needs to be very thin.
FACIAL CLEANSER FOR FOAMER BOTTLES - more conditioning and moisturizing for any skin type
3% PEG 7 olivate (water soluble olive oil)
10% SMC Taurate (liquid)
8% Amphosol CG (coco betaine)
10% aloe vera
3% hydrolyzed protein
0.5% preservative (Liquid Germall Plus)
1% fragrance or essential oil (optional)
Mix together. Package in foamy bottle. Rejoice.
(Note: Most of these ingredients came from The Herbarie instead of my usual suppliers.)
So how is this different than yesterday's facial cleanser? I forgot to use the lavender hydrosol - next time I'll include it at 10% and reduce the water to 41.5%. It contains SMC Taurate, which is a very mild, very creamy feeling surfactant. (The Herbarie has SMO Taurate now, which is made from olive oil instead of coconut oil. Same thing, different oil.) You could substitute any other mild surfactant - Plantapon or BSB, if you like - in its place. I've added honeyquat as both the conditioning agent and humectant, instead of glycerin and sodium lactate - I felt like playing to see what it would be like. You can use any humectant you like in this recipe if you want to tweak it.
The big difference is the inclusion of all the moisturizers and humectants. I generally wouldn't put oil on my face - it's oily enough! - but the PEG 7 doesn't make me break out, and it adds a conditioned and moisturized feel afterwards. I'm enjoying this one!
Join me tomorrow to create a post crafting hand soap in a foamer bottle!