Saturday, November 27, 2010

Men's products: Another idea for a 3-in-1 product

Let's re-build this 3-in-1 product from scratch to see how we can obtain the same goals with completely different ingredients!

Let's take a look at our surfactants first, because this is the place I start every surfactant based product. I always want to include cocamidopropyl betaine at 10% or higher, and I think I'll use polyglucose/lactylate blend for someone with dry skin (I find this surfactant too much for my oily hair and skin). Let's use that at 15% and throw in some SMC Taurate at 15% as well.

I know I want some aloe vera in there - 10% for thickening and moisturizing - and I think I'll go with a little chamomile hydrosol at 10% to reduce irritation and soothe skin.

I know I need to use some conditioners - let's go with 3% polyquat 7 and 4% dimethicone in the cool down phase - and I want some humectants, so I'll use 3% glycerin as well. I need my hydrolyzed protein and panthenol, so I'll use those at 2% each. And I want to include something moisturizing, but what to pick? I love myristamine oxide, but it's hard to find, so I think I'll go with PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate (if you don't have this, you can use cocamide DEA or an oil soluble ester or two).

Let's put this together!

ANOTHER VERSION OF A 3-IN-1 PRODUCT (for dry hair and skin)
22.5% water
10% cocamidopropyl betaine
15% SMC or SMO taurate
15% polyglucose/lactylate blend
10% aloe vera
10% chamomile hydrosol
2% hydrolyzed protein
3% polyquat 7
3% glycerin
3% PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate

4% dimethicone
2% panthenol
1% fragrance or essential oil
0.5% to 1% preservative
Crothix (see note below!)

Use the instructions from yesterday's product!

Join me tomorrow for more fun with multifunctional products!

1 comment:

Will said...

Well, it looks like my venture into liquid soapmaking is going to be delayed -- again. This looks too interesting not to try. The hardest thing is going to be choosing between the multi-purpose washes. I love it when one product does two things well. Thanks, Will