This is about a glitch, and glitches do happen. I was all ready to yell at this cosmetics company for making up ingredient names and not listing their ingredients properly, but as it turned out, there was no need for yelling.
My customers (and readers) ask me all kinds of questions. About ingredients, how products work, what's safe and what to avoid, how to DIY, where to find certain ingredients. I get questions on just about everything skincare-and-cosmetics related. It's great!
I love it when people ask questions. Maybe too much at times.
There are numerous possible fresh food ingredients that can be combined with clay to make an effective, at-home-spa mask. Here's my latest fave, with an ingredients list that is short, sweet, and (almost) good enough to eat: Milk, honey, macadamia nut oil and clay.
One of my absolute gurus – Mr. Beauty Scientist himself – has decided to start offering his services as a Cosmetics Consultant for companies, start-ups and anyone else looking for expert advice and guidance on creating and producing cosmetics.
Colin Sanders offers help with formulating, testing, production, packaging, understanding and complying with regulations, marketing and pretty much everything else you may need to develop and launch your own line of cosmetics.
Two years ago, I did a skin-lightening product by special request that was documented on this blog as a case study. One of the testers was 'Tester C' (picture above is from 'during the first phase' of the study in 2011).
There are so many products and projects under development right now that I haven't had time to update the Products under Development page (embarrassed much?). But hey, I've totally got my time managed.. kind of.
Rikke is a modern lady. She works, has an active social life, keeps up her house and garden, creates fabulous crocheted works of art, minds a blog, raises kids, and makes her own cosmetics. It's an impressive list of activities.
With a schedule like that, I'd say it's ok to make a little mistake once in a while.
She made one with a recent batch of lotion. As it turned out, this particular mistake was so interesting that she decided to share it with me - in detail. With Rikkes permission, it is now being shared with you.
I just got hold of the most outrageous canary yellow pigment that begged and pleaded with me to be turned into a pressed eyeshadow. How could I say no? Here's my 2013 Spring-themed eyeshadow color palette.
Spring Chicken Yellow?
Yellow makes (caucasian) skin look sallow! (I hear you thinking)
And I agree.
Yellow can be a very useful color on skin, so there is a method (well, actually, 2 methods) to this yellow madness, and I'm going to share them with you.
Let's make cosmetics! Except..... how inspiring is this? Really? Well, sorry, but that just doesn't cut it any more. After too many years of working 'blind', I decided tit was time to do something about this sorry situation and find a better solution for my mixed pigments.
I'm still unhappy about,unsatisfied with, angry about, seething over the raw deal parabens have gotten in the press and media over the past years. My husband can attest to how much louder than the TV I get every time an advertisement for any cosmetic uses the phrase 'paraben-free' as part of their sales pitch.
I'm not going to lecture you about parabens today.