Aristoflex AVC, a new emulsifier we can work with cold to make light lotions!
This recipe would be suitable for a light body milk or facial moisturizer. It is very light, and spreads very well without leaving behind a greasy look or white soaping effect.
Why am I using the ingredients I'm using? As I've mentioned before, we can't use hydrolyzed proteins with Aristoflex as it ruins the viscosity, so I'm turning to sea kelp or bull kelp bioferment to provide me with a film former and non-oil moisturizer. I'm using glycerin as my humectant, and as a solvent for dissolving the resveratrol. You know I love panthenol and use it as a hydrator, anti-inflammatory, and skin barrier repair kit. I love allantoin for its barrier protection, and I like the moringa seed extract for its C12-15 alkyl benzoate - a very light ester like fractionated coconut oil - because I'm going for something that is occlusive, but doesn't feel that way.
resveratrol because there's so much great science coming out about this ingredient! It's a very good anti-oxidant and free radical scavenger. It is a great anti-inflammatory, and it can inhibit cell growth. It is advertised as reducing the signs of aging, and it does this by ameliorating the effects of UVB caused skin damage. The new thing I've learned is that it can be used for diabetic wound care because it's shown some anti-bacterial and anti-fungal activity, and it's being used for acne products.
As a note, before you ask me why we can't use this as a preservative, 5 grams is almost $10, so it's simply not proven or cost effective.
ARISTOFLEX AVC LOTION WITH RESVERATROL, PANTHENOL, AND ALLANTOIN
86% distilled water
4% sea kelp bioferment
3% moringa seed extract in C12-15 alkyl benzoate or any other light oil, like fractionated coconut oil
0.5% resveratrol dissolved in 2% glycerin
0.5% liquid Germall Plus
1% aristoflex AVC
Measure distilled or de-ionized water into a container. Measure the glycerin into a small shot glass, then add the resveratrol and stir until dissolved. Add this to the container. Add the rest of the ingredients in any order, but put the Aristoflex AVC in at the end. Mix well. Bottle and rejoice.
Aristoflex AVC - light lotion with pumpkin seed, allantoin, and sea kelp bioferment
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Aristoflex AVC - a light lotion with NAG, ceramides, and quaternized rice
For those of you interested in finding Aristoflex AVC, Michele at Windy Point Soap (Alberta) has it coming in a few weeks! If you're in Canada, this is a woo hoo situation for us! If you're in the States, your dollar is worth something like ten of ours, so order from her too and rejoice that you have spent way less than you expected! If you're looking for resveratrol, I found mine at Lotioncrafter! The moringa seed extract (oil soluble) is from Formulator Sample Shop. If you just want plain old C12-15 alkyl benzoate, you can get it at lots of places, including Lotioncrafter.
Note: By popular request, I'm listing where I found harder-to-find ingredients at the bottom of recipe posts. I am not being compensated in any way by any of these companies to mention them on the blog. (In fact, they don't even know I'm doing it! I hope that's okay with them!) I'm doing it to make it easier to find the ingredients easier for you to find! If this bothers you, please let me know as the last thing I want to do is annoy you, my wonderful readers. I'm trying to anticipate the inevitable questions about where to find that weird ingredient by doing this. If you're looking for ingredients near you, check out the frequently asked questions page and scroll down to find suppliers in various parts of the world.
Join me tomorrow for the last of my experimental Aristoflex AVC recipes!