Roots Formulating with Picky Ingredients
For a few of years, I've been tinkering with C-vitamin (and C-vitamin-rich ingredients) in an attempt to deliver maximum C-vitamin power boost without requiring the fanciest lab equipment on the planet.
Is it even do-able?
C-Vitamin – a Bit of a DivaLet's make no bones about it: C-vitamin is fiddly to work. I have revisited this ingredient several times over the years – each time with a renewed sense of dread coupled with determination.
If you check some of the links to earlier posts at the bottom, you can have a bit of a snicker at some of the twists and turns I've experienced.
You: But Lise, you do realize that ascorbic acid can now be stabilised and is sold as such under the name of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, don't you?
Me: Stabilised schmabilized - it's still ruddy fiddly to work with.
Here are a few headlines of C-vitamin fiddliness
- wreaks havoc with the pH of the formula
- has specific pH requirements
- scads of ingredient incompatablities
- specific equipment material requirements
- requires all kinds of additional pampering, babying, and sweet talking, and then it STILL may decide to not play nice at the last minute
Yet, despite all this, I still love it.
I love how it works and what it has to offer.
Now, if that doesn't that fit the Diva bill to a T, I don't know what does.
Less is MoreSo, back to the challenge.
How to handle a Diva that wants to call all the shots?
less temperature changes
less use of tools
The resulting product is available right here.
Do TellDo you work with Vitamin C in your products? How fiddly do you find it to work with?
A Few Previous Posts about Working with Vitamin CSkin lightening with Vit C
Skin lightening with plants and vitamins
Skin lightening with C vitamin case study
Case study update
Case Study update 2
Cranberry and Vitamin C