Artisan Skincare · Cosmetic Skincare Testing & Experiments

Sea Foam Emulsified Body Scrub Testing

I got into emulsified sugar scrubs a few years ago but only make them now and then.  That’s because I tend to lean towards using the premade foaming bath butter base from Stephensons for my sugar scrubs.  It’s very easy – just weigh out the base, add your fragrance, sugar, oils, glycerine and any misc… Continue reading Sea Foam Emulsified Body Scrub Testing

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Why is Water Being Demonised in Skincare?

I’m seeing this trend a lot online and I can’t seem to understand why.  Especially in new ‘green’ or ‘natural’ brands that are popping up.  Some of these are small batch companies which make products themselves in-house and are small to medium businesses rather than larger established ones.  Nothing wrong with that – I am… Continue reading Why is Water Being Demonised in Skincare?

Reviews

Fragrance Oil Reviews Part 3 – Gracefruit Sampler Pack

Ok so went for a Gracefruit sampler pack from their website which is £19+ for five 30ml sampler bottles.  Gracefruit’s fragrance oils are definitely more on the pricier side compared to others on the market so this sampler pack is definitely worth it if you want to try a few before commiting.  They used to… Continue reading Fragrance Oil Reviews Part 3 – Gracefruit Sampler Pack

Handmade Soap

Cinder Toffee Handmade Soap – Alba Range

Made the first of the Alba Range today (this is a scheduled post) which is inspired by my home country of Scotland.  Scotland is always inspirational to me – the scenery, history, people, community, traditions, my childhood memories.  And specifically for me, living in the bonny coastal town of Dundee, the scent of the sea. … Continue reading Cinder Toffee Handmade Soap – Alba Range