A Gentle Surfactant and Emulsifier: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate {SCI}

WHAT IS SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE? Commonly known as Baby Foam due to its exceptional mildness, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Raw Material is a surfactant that is comprised of a type of sulphonic acid called Isethionic Acid as well as the fatty acid – or sodium salt ester – obtained from Coconut Oil. It is a traditional substitute for sodium salts that

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A Skin-Friendly Multi-Purpose Material: Cetyl Alcohol

WHAT IS CETYL ALCOHOL? It is common for Cetyl Alcohol to be wrongly understood as the type of alcohol that has drying effects on the skin, such as rubbing alcohol; however, on the contrary, Cetyl Alcohol is skin-friendly with hydrating, conditioning, and softening properties that benefit both skin and hair. It is an alcohol that is derived from a fat,

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An Eco-Friendly Surfactant for Cosmetics and Skin Care: Coco Glucoside

WHAT IS COCO GLUCOSIDE? When Glucose – sugar and starch from wheat or corn – reacts chemically with the fatty alcohols derived from Coconut Oil, the result is Coco Glucoside: a natural, gentle, and environmentally-friendly cleansing agent and surfactant (a title that is the shortened version of the term “Surface Active Agent”). Coco Glucoside may also result from the combination of Glucose and Palm

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Natural, Rejuvenating, Fruit Extracts for Skin and Hair

Throughout history and since ancient times, extracts from botanicals and fruits have been popular ingredients in natural cosmetics used by various cultures. Extracts, which take several forms including absolutes, tinctures, and powders, can be made by using water or ethanol to “extract” a part of a raw material, but Powder Fruit Extracts are obtained from fruit juices and purees using modern

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Can You Eliminate Stress with Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the use of essential plant oils to improve well being. The oils are often placed in diffusers and allowed to permeate the air. It’s a practice that’s been used for centuries to address psychological and other issues. Ancient Egyptians employed the use of essential oils and other plant substances for massages, bathing, and healing. One of the major uses of

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Recommendations for Stress Management

We all have stress and stressors in our life. Although stress has a negative connotation, it’s actually not inherently bad. Stress challenges you. It makes you tougher and more resilient to adversity. If you survive it—and recover from it—you grow stronger and learn from it. This is true of both psychological (mental) and physiological (physical) stress. However, stress needs to

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