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Here are all the theory articles that can help you learning to formulate your DIY cosmetics
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The page will be updated as soon as I add new resources. Titles in italics are in preparation and will be available soon.
- Who is the “chemistry course for formulation hobbyists” for
- Why do I do this for free?
- Before you make your hands dirty
- Where do I buy stuff to make cosmetics?
- Can you sell homemade cosmetics in Europe?
- Useful links
Formulation (theory and practice)
Making Creams Series
Solid Shampoo Series
Other product types
- Some analytical chemistry concepts: Units of measurement, Concentration, pH
- Hydrating ingredients
- Surfactants: Cleansers and Emulsifiers
- Dyes, pigments and how NOT to formulate makeup products
The Fat Side of the Cream:
- I: Emollients
- II: Physical properties of emollients and impact on the final product
- III: Approaches to emollient blending
Nanotechnology in Cosmetics:
Skin, hair and nail structure and physiology
- The Skin I: Structure
- The Skin II: How skin hydration works
- The Skin III: Skin pH
- Hair: Structure
- Nails: Structure