making a water-in-silicone serum is pretty easy when you use Lotioncrafter Serum SE. The hardest part is choosing ingredients to add to it! This is a perfect place to use all those lovely actives and cosmeceuticals you've been hoarding for a rainy day!
I'm having a love affair with niacinamide right now, and I've been including it in everything! It's been demonstrated to reduce transepidermal water loss at 2% and it can help reduce sebum production.
And I'm having a love affair with this new ingredient carried by Lotioncrafter, n-acetyl glucosamine*. It is a bio-identical ingredient that can reduce hyperpigmentation in the skin, and has been shown to work well when combined with niacinamide. It can also increase hydration of our skin by increasing the production of hyaluronic acid in our skin.
WATER-IN-SILICONE SERUM WITH NIACINAMIDE AND N-ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE
37% Lotioncrafter serum SE
10% propylene glycol
0.25% sodium citrate
0.50% sodium chloride (salt)
0.50% liquid Germall Plus (preservative)
2% panthenol (liquid)
4% n-acetyl glucosamine
2% oat protein
41.25% distilled water
Note: It's better to use a hand mixer than a stick blender here. And because you'll be mixing for 10 to 15 minutes, one on a stand is even better!
Combine all the phase A ingredients into a container. Combine all the phase B ingredients into a container and mix well. Add phase B to phase A in a steady stream and mix for 10 to 15 minutes until the emulsion is smooth. I mixed for 10 minutes, and it turned out simply awesome!
co-enzyme Q10 or oil soluble extracts, like this green tea extract I like so much. You could try resveratrol or Matrixyl 3000. Or try beta glucan in place of the oat protein. Play around with the ingredients and see what you like.
As a note, the propylene glycol is necessary in this recipe. You could, in theory, use glycerin in its place, but it can get kinda sticky.
Join me tomorrow as we take a look at more things we can make in our workshops!