Many of us want to make our own skincare including soaps and lotions and this is understandable as we cannot all trust the many products that are in the stores. My interest in formulation was stemmed from the idea that I could actually DIY my own skincare.
When it comes to making skincare, there are things that we must know, things that we probably did not know and were not told before.
The first things that most DIY enthusiasts look to try are soaps and body butters while some take it a step further by trying out lotions.
The reason for trying out these products is typically because they do not require preservatives. Trying out lotions on the other hand comes with some guts. This is probably why many people have given up on that venture.
Here is what I noticed when I started out with lotions.
I came up with different formulas that failed stability testing and while it was easy to blame it on my preservatives, there was also the possibility that the blame could be on my methods.
“When it comes to making skincare, there are things that we must know, things that we probably did not know and were not told before.”
What is so special about lotions?
Unlike butters, lotions are easier to smother on the body. They usually do not leave the body feeling greasy and they rub easy on the palms. They are also tougher to make and require more strict measures.
This is what we shall be learning in subsequent posts – the basics of formulating skincare – and I cannot wait to read your comments.
Note: DIY means Do It Yourself.