Easy DIY Cleansing Balm: 3 Ways

Cleansing balms are a fabulous way to cleanse the skin (they’re especially great for removing long-wearing makeup!), and they’re really easy to make. In this post I’ll teach you how to make three different simple cleansing balm formulations. Each uses just three or four easy-to-get ingredients, and I explain the purpose (and substitution options) for all of them so you’ll understand how cleansing balm formulations work. Let’s get started!

How to Make Easy DIY Cleansing Balm

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DIY Blurring Face Primer: 3 Ways

These formulations were inspired by the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Face Primer; a $52USD/oz. blurring facial primer that makes your skin look airbrushed. I’ll teach you how to make this primer for less than 1/5 the price, plus how to customize it into extra glowy and truly luxurious variations. Let’s dive in!

DIY Blurring Face Primer: 3 Ways

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How to Make Your Own Co-Wash: 3 Ways

Today we’re going to make three different easy co-washes (or cleansing conditioners), and I’ll also be sharing some ideas and pointers to help you customize these formulations to create something that’s perfect for your hair. Let’s dive in!

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Raspberry Mint Body Custard

If you’re looking for a glossy, slippy, richly hydrating body lotion sort of thing for summer, I think this pretty pink Raspberry Mint Body Custard might just be it. This formulation is unlike emulsion I’ve ever made, with a consistency that puts me in mind of rich custard with a hint of taffy-like plasticity that’s rather fascinating. It stars lightweight raspberry seed oil, hydrating sodium lactate, and an all-natural palm-free emulsifier; I hope you find it as delightful and intriguing as I do!

How to Make Raspberry Mint Body Custard

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4 tips to make your body butters feel expensive

If you’re looking to make your body butters stand out—make them feel more expensive, lighter, and lovelier—here are four of my top tips to do just that! These tips can be used for all kinds of body butter formulations—whipped body butters, body balms, body butter bars, hard body butters, soft and scoopable body butters, and more! I’ve included formulation guidelines and sample formulations for each tip so you know where to start. Let’s dive in!

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5% Lactic Acid + Hyaluronic Acid Exfoliating Serum

Reveal even, smoother, glowing skin with this 5% Lactic Acid + Hyaluronic Acid Exfoliating Serum formulation. Gentle AHA lactic acid offers mild chemical exfoliation, backed up with a blend of skin-soothing and hydrating actives to reduce inflammation potential and keep your skin hydrated and happy. I’ve had a ton of requests for AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) formulations over the years, and today I’m finally sharing one—I hope you like it!

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