Sepiplus 400, an ingredient that can be used to make aqueous gels or cold process lotions! And yesterday we made a basic aqueous gel! Let's modify it slightly with a fun, new active ingredient.
Lotioncrafter is carrying an interesting ingredient called genistein. It's a phytoestrogen that behaves as an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and collagen producer. It may be good for helping with cellulite, and it is has been shown to help with reducing the look of photoaging and redness from sun exposure. It has to be dissolved in a glycol - like propylene glycol - before adding to a water based or emulsified product.
I thought it would be neat to add this to an aqueous gel made with Sepiplus 400, so let's take a look at what I made!
AQUEOUS GEL WITH GENISTEIN
92% distilled water
3.5% propylene glycol
3% Sepiplus 400
0.5% liquid Germall Plus
Weigh the propylene glycol and genistein into a container and mix well. In another container, weigh the distilled water and liquid Germall plus together. Mix. Add the propylene glycol and genistein into the water, and mix well. While running your mixing device, add the Sepiplus 400 and mix for about a minute more. You're done! Rejoice!